Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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Bitlocker USB-Key and harddrive stolen, data still secure?

my Laptop without TPM was stolen. The USB-Key was connected to the device. Can the robber with the usb-key access my data? I have protected my windows account with a password. It is possible to access ...
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Win 7 full disk encryption with backup

I have a win 7 laptop that I would like to fully encrypt the hard drive and back up the encrypted hard drive routinely. Should I use TrueCrypt (not running Ultimate)? And how would I access the ...
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BitLocker dialog: disable the “Show password characters as I type them” checkbox option

Is there a way to turn off or otherwise disable the below option/checkbox on the initial BitLocker dialog that pops up when you insert a BitLocker-encrypted USB key? If the checkbox is checked -- ...
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Can BitLocker be forced not to use the TPM when one is available?

I have a Dell D420 laptop. I want to encrypt my Windows 8.1 installation using BitLocker, however this computer appears to have a TPM installed and I do not want to use it. BitLocker keeps telling me ...
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How to disable DMA port in windows 7?

I want to use bitlocker. For security reasons (Direct memory access attacks), I want to disable FireWire Thunderbolt ExpressCard PCMCIA PCI PCI-X PCI Express Ref: Types of Attacks for Volume ...
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How do I know that bitlocker works when Windows boots without a password?

I enabled Bitlocker in Windows-8 and now it just automatically boots the entire OS without a password... My goal: if my laptop is stolen, I don't want my data to be accessible. When I enabled ...
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Allow enhanced PINs for startup with Bitlocker

I use PIN to unlock a windows 10 machine with bitlocker-protected OS drive. Currently, only 0-9 characters are allowed in PIN. Following a documentation, I enabled "Allow enhanced PINs for startup" in ...
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Bitlocker key not saving to USB

In Windows 10 Pro, I'm trying to set BitLocker to use a USB drive to unlock rather than a password. I choose Insert a USB flash drive on the Choose how to unlock your drive at start-up screen, select ...
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How to repair corrupted external hard drive

I have a 1.5 TB (1, 500 Gigabytes) Western Digital External Hard Drive. It was encrypted using Bitlocker in Windows a long time ago, but earlier I decided to decrypt it so I can use my HD in my TV. ...
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Windows 10 Bitlocker Encryption and Storage Space

Does data encrypted by Bitlocker on Windows 10 take up more space than un-encrypted data?
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windows asking for format after unlocking bitlocker driver

I have internal 2TB hdd encrypted with bitlocker for almost 5 years, I have been using for just backup I did a restart and after unlocking and try to open it, the windows tells me the drive is not ...
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Repair BitLocker Partition

Recently, when trying to update from windows 7 to Windows 10, I did something wrong: With "diskpart", I selected my main drive, ran the "clean" command, and created a partition, as follows: X: \ ...
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Manage USB Bitlocker Keys through Windows Domain

I have read though many articles including this to figure out how to manage recovery keys for USB drives in a Domain. However this article is mainly detailing how to recover domain attached PC drives ...
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Where is the AD Bitlocker Recovery info found in Excel using Power Query?

I was wondering where do I find the Bitlocker Recovery information in Excel/Power Query if it's stored in Active Directory? That is to say, what is the name and data type of the field, and what do I ...
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How to enable Bitlocker hardware encryption on Bare-Metal VHDX

I have a Crucial MX200 SED, and I want to use the hardware (not software) encryption on VHDX disks, including the operating system VHDX. The SED is OPAL 2 compliant. However, the Crucial website ...
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Successfully encrypted with Bitlocker but it did not install Recovery Console in startup partition

So I successfully encrypted my SSD on my laptop (older Dell Precision M6300). Everything went smoothly except that during the setup process, it could not install the recovery console on the new ...
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BitLocker- Used Space Only to Entire Drive

I currently have an external hard drive that I encrypted via BitLocker with the 'encrypt used space only' option some time ago. I'd like to change that- I want to encrypt the entire hard drive, ...
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Bitlocker eDrive + multi-boot possible?

Is it possible to activate the bitlocker eDrive encryption on a multi-boot system? I encrypted both my system and data partition using bitlocker on my Win8.1 system, that I want to upgrade to Win10. ...
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Using BitLocker for the boot drive and TruCrypt for data drive protection using Windows 10 Pro

Can I use BitLocker to encrypt system drive and use TruCrypt to encrypt my internal data drives running Windows 10 Pro. have been using Trucrypt for years and like it's features for data drive ...
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How to restore deleted/formatted Bitlocker encrypted partitions/ partition tables after windows 10 installation

I had installed windows 10 my laptop through recovery disk and installed windows 10 clean boot; it was previously Windows 10 upgraded through windows update. During the installation I got the option ...
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Bitlocker TPM Encryption Error

I have an issue with Bitlocker TPM on Windows 8.1. The system I have is Domain-Connected without TPM. So I have enabled the appropriate Server GPO's and Local GPO's to allow without TPM. Still though ...
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Bitlocker, the manufacturer partitions and NTFS

I have just bought this Probook 450 G2 with Freedos. Initially there was two manufacturer partitions, each about 8 GB, one for HP documents and the second for something else. I deleted the one about ...
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I've upgraded to Windows 10 Home, how can I decrypt my drivers from BitLocker?

Since Windows 10 Home doesn't have BitLocker support (you can unlock drives though), I've decided to use different software. That said, I need to decrypt my BitLocker-encrypted drives. How can I do ...
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Bit Locker Keeps Pausing During Encryption

I am trying to encrypt a brand new Kingston 16 GB jump drive. Bit Locker keeps pausing and then the program doesn't respond. I click resume, which it does for a couple of seconds then goes back into ...
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Windows 7 bit locker not responding

I locked my 300 gb hard drive partition with windows bit locker, one day was trying to open the drive but during the process power failure occurred. I restarted the pc but when I tried to unlock the ...
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How is my password used by bitlocker (in win 10)?

Does bitlocker use my password to unlock a key, which is then used to encrypt the drive? Or is the password they key? If the former, where is the key stored? On the system disk? My concern lies ...
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Remove double password requirement on bitlocker

Having an issue at work where one of my employees requires two passwords for their windows surface (one for bitlocker and one for windows) several times a day when it falls asleep! On my mac I only ...
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To which extent will bitlocker affect my boot chain

My laptop has the following setup: uefi (no secure boot) gpt ssd custom bootmanager (refind, similar to grub) leading to windows 8.1 (via windows bootloader) and a varying linux distro (via grub) ...
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Hard drives not found in Windows but they appears in Ubuntu

In windows my hard drives do not appear, they appear in a cmd shell as invalid even if it is possible to find them from Ubuntu. I want to have them available in Windows also. I am afraid to lose my ...
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how to get the data from a bitlocker locker windows drive

I have a drive of 500 GB in windows which is encrypted with bitlocker and suddenly my system has stopped booting.In order to get all the data from the windows drive I made my pendrive Ubuntu bootable ...
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Will enabling BitLocker remove EFS from already encrypted files in Windows 8.1?

There are a few files on my Windows 8.1 machine that are encrypted using EFS - BitLocker is currently disabled. I want to know whether BitLocker will look for, and remove EFS encryption from files if ...
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Backing up encrypted bitlocker drive

Is it possible to backup bitlocker drives without decrypting them? (just to have backup that is already encrypted?) would it be possible to just dd (linux command) whole drive/parition into an image ...
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Unplugged external drive while Bitlocker encrypting it; now I can't access it

I was encrpyting my external 2TB hardrive using windows 7 bitlocker. While the progress was at 13.05% I accidently removed the cable of the drive. After replugging the cable the encryption process ...
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Bitlocker or SecretZone?

I want to encrypt an external hard drive (and only the external hard drive). What are the advantages/disadvantages of Samsung SecretZone vs bitlocker (I'm on Windows 7 Enterprise). One issue I've ...
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Bitlocker without TPM: does the USB drive have to remain in the laptop?

I'm using TrueCrypt to encrpyt my harddrive, but with the vague ending of this product, I want to switch to Bitlocker. As I don't have a TPM chip in my laptop, I want to use a USB drive to ...
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How to retrieve information from an encrypted drive?

I encrypted my "F" drive and stored the recovery key. After someday, I tried to open the drive by typing the correct password but it wouldn't unlock. I then tried to unlock it by recovery key but ...
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Win8 BitLocker encrypted WD MyPassport drive does not auto-unlock on boot, but does on hot-plug

I have a WD MyPassport external USB drive (1 TB), encrypted with BitLocker on Windows 8. I have the drive set to auto-unlock in its "Manage BitLocker..." right-click properties. The problem is, it ...
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Can a drive encrypted by BitLocker be decrypted after re-installing Windows 7?

Windows 7 crashed and I am unable to run a repair. I have a drive that was encrypted using BitLocker, and I have the key and password for it. I’m worried that if I re-install Windows, I will lose ...
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Using Hyper-V on bitlocker to go volume

I configured "bitlocker to go" on a volume in external HDD(USB3), and I stored my VM's vhd in that volume. Although I enabled auto-unlock on the volume, Hyper-V fails to access the vhds. Hypver-V ...
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Bitlocker corrupted my drive or?

I just encrypted my drive yesterday with Bitlocker. Everything seemed to go fine and later in the night well after the process was over, I shut my computer down and went to sleep. When I booted my ...
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Bitlocker asks for password on boot. After entering the password successfully- it asks again

I am trying to encrypt my drive with BitLocker. I am running on Windows 8 professional and do not have a TPM chip in my laptop (Asus N56VJ-WH71). I am trying to use a flash drive in its place. ...
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After new win7 installation cannot recognize my bitlocker drive

I've had windows 7 64bit installed on my PC and I converted one drive to a bitlocker drive and it was working fine. Today after windows crashed I've installed windows7 64 bit enterprise from scratch. ...
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Bitlocked Drive wont allow password input

I have a bitlocked removable drive with 2 partitions. One partition has stopped automatically opening. I right mouse click and select Unlock drive but i only get a screen that allows me to enter the ...
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I Deleted BitLocker from my comp

Now I cant get onto my external hard drive. If I were to reinstall BitLock would that let me on? Or is it just a crazy coincidence that they same day I unistalled that I cant get on my USB device? And ...
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Cannot access bitlocker files

I've recently received a new Windows 7 64 bit machine. My bitlocker protected flash usb stick will unlock on the new machine but I cannot read the files as they've all become '.XML' files. The usb ...
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BitLocker missing from Control Panel on Windows 10

I can't see BitLocker option in my Control Panel. It is completely missing. Do I need to download it from somewhere? Initially I was using Windows 8 but later I upgraded it to Windows 8.1 and then ...
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Can windows 10 home read encrypted files by bitlocker

I want to make sure if pc that runs windows 10 home can read encrypted files by bitlocker. Initially I assume not. But after plug in a drive encrypted by bitlocker for first time, pc that runs windows ...
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How to partition a HDD with 400GB of available free storage space and encrypted with BitLocker in Windows 7

I have a 500GB storage capacity of a HDD it was encrypted with Bitlocker in the WIndows 7 and i wanted to partition it to a size of 250GB please suggest any way to do it without meeting adverse ...
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Bitlocked USB drive lost power, doesn't work

PC lost power while it was copying files to my encrypted 64gig USB thumb drive. When it came back up Windows 10 would just repeatedly pop up and say the drive needed to be formatted. I disabled ...
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BitLocker option is not available for all drives

BitLocker is not showing on all drives. On Windows 10 it's showing on F drive but not on E drive. USB drive is working fine with BitLocker.