Installing BestCrypt Volume Encryption

BestCrypt Volume Encryption is distributed as a part of BestCrypt system and as a standalone product.

In both cases the easiest way to install BestCrypt Volume Encryption is to use the Setup program, supplied on the installation disk.


Setup program

Setup copies all necessary files to your hard disk and inserts required lines into the Windows Registry database.

To install the software, run bcryptSetup.EXE (or BCVE_SETUP.EXE for standalone product). It is recommended that you exit all Windows programs before running Setup program.

BestCrypt Setup uses the standard Windows way to install software and provides all necessary explanations of the installation’ s details. The only default information that the user may want to change during installation is the Program Folder name for the BestCrypt program files and the Destination Directory name for where BestCrypt files will be placed.

All dialog windows of the Setup program have the following buttons:


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After a successful installation, Setup will ask you to restart your computer.


Note: BestCrypt Setup program also writes information to the Windows Registry database, places low-level drivers in the Windows system directory, and prepares the file for the uninstall procedure. Please do not manually alter or delete any program files belonging to BestCrypt; otherwise you risk unused software in the system directory and unused strings in the Registry database.

Update program

Note: To update the program, you do not have to decrypt your volumes and uninstall the previous version. Just run the same Setup program and install the newer version on top of the existing one.


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