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Friday, 28 October 2011

Windows Vista/XP and OS X Lion Filevault 2 driver issues

If you run windows vista/xp and can't upgrade to windows 7 for some reason, then boot camp with os x lion and file vault 2 won't work, you'll get a BSOD. This is due to the old boot camp 3 drivers which don't support the new partition types. Sadly boot camp 4 doesn't work with xp or vista.

The solution enter C:\windows\system32\drivers\ and rename AppleHFS.sys to AppleHFS.sys.old and AppleMNT.sys to AppleMNT.sys.old before you enable file vault this will prevent windows from trying to mount the mac partitions.