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Full Disk Encryption Software for Windows 8 (x86 and x64) ?

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Hi, Are there any reputable and reasonably-priced Whole Disk/Full Disk Encryption software programs available for Windows 8 Basic version (both x86 and x64) ? Apparently PGP/Symantec and TrueCrypt do not yet support Windows 8.  Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise come with Windows Bitlocker, but there is a need for full disk encryption on Windows 8 (basic/standard) computers.

TIA,

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Any Anytime Upgrade to 8 Pro may be cheaper than the cost of full-disk encryption software ...
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I am pretty sure that truecrypt will support win8 right now, as long as you don't install win8 with the option "secure boot". Read of people that have successfully encrypted 8 with TC.
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Ok, tested truecrypt 7.1a on win8 pro x64 in VMware (no secure boot, no uefi) - whole disk encrypted without problems.
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Thanks All - We will try TrueCrypt this week. Also, is the Anytime Upgrade available on Windows 8 ?  I was not at all familiar with that option, but when I do a Google Search it only shows it for Windows 7 ...
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Perfect, thanks all !
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It works the same way as Anytime Upgrade, but you do it from Add Windows Features ... enter a Product Key, wait 5-10 minutes, reboot, then you are running Windows 8 Pro.
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Perfect, we will try that - thanks again !

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