The Encryption Process
Now the encryption process begins (see Figure 17).
Figure 17 Beginning the encryption process.
For your comparison, my computer is an older ThinkPad T-41. It has a 1.6GHz Pentium M processor and 512MB of RAM, with a 75GB hard drive. As you can see, TrueCrypt predicts the process will take two hours. You can continue working while the encryption process is taking place. When the process is complete, you’ll receive a notification that the system partition/drive has been successfully encrypted.
Finally, your system is encrypted. Congratulations!