Installing BestCrypt Volume Encryption

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

In each case, 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 the standalone product). It is recommended that you exit all Windows programs before running Setup program.

BestCrypt Setup uses the standard Windows procedues for installing software. The installer walks the user through all of the necessary steps with clear, thorough explanations. 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 Setup program dialog windows have the following buttons:

Encrypt Volume

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

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.

NOTE: To get all the security enhancements announced by the new version (like Scrypt algorithm), the volumes should be decrypted and re-encrypted with the new version.