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I've got a new Sony Vaio that wants to update its BIOS; it's asking me whether I have Microsoft BitLocker. I don't think so but I want to make sure. Could Microsoft BitLocker have been pre-installed by the manufacturer or can I safely not worry about this and proceed to update the BIOS?

I think I might have chosen some encryption during setup so how can I check whether it is safe to upgrade?

It says in Control Panel "Your computer does not currently have a file encryption certificate" so I would think that I safely can proceed with the BIOS update.

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In Control Panel there's an option called BitLocker Drive Encryption, that will tell you whether or not your drive is encrypted.

More details on this can be found on Microsoft TechNet here

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Thank you. It says Your computer does not currently have a file encryption certificateso it seems I safely can proceed with the BIOS update. – Programmer 400 Dec 3 '11 at 22:10

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