Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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How do I install Ubuntu on Windows 7 with BitLocker?

I installed Ubuntu 10.4 using Wubi on a Windows 7 x64 on the first partion that is NTFS and it's using BitLocker and it does fail to load. Is it Wubi incompatible with BitLocker or there is a way to ...
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PC overheats when at BitLocker password prompt

I have very strange problem... first, some details: Windows 8.1 Pro motherboard: ASUS Z87-A Intel core i7-4770k CPU cooler: Corsair H90 (hydro) chassis: thermaltake mk-1 I've encrypted my system ...
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Recover lost 5th primary partition

I recently decided to enable bitlocker on my Windows 7 computer. Little did I know that this meant the setup wizard would chop off a 300MB piece of my C: partition and create a primary partition from ...
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How to I set up the TPM module to give the correct password to the hard drive?

I have bitlocker encryption set up on my system's hard drive. I had a few problems with the computer, and I turned it in for warranty service. It turns out that in the service center they replaced my ...
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Interrupted encryption using Windows 7 BitLocker

Can anyone help me please? While I was encrypting my hard drive with Windows 7's BitLocker, I accidentally pressed the "Cancel" button, and now my hard drive won't accept my password. Is there any ...
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Does Windows BitLocker reduce system performance

I found that my computer has a TPM module to work with BitLocker but now I'm trying to see if it may reduce my system performance... There's my spec: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz (VT-x) 2GB of DDR2-800 ...
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Proprietary vs open-source encryption/security software

I just had an argument with colleagues about the usefulness of Microsoft BitLocker drive encryption for keeping representatives of the state (FBI etc.) out of data. They were convinced that vendors of ...
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Access hard drive with Bitlocker in external machine without recovery key

On a Windows 7 laptop with Bitlocker enabled, is it possible to access the data on the hard drive in another way if the installation becomes corrupted? Normally, I just enter the PIN when I start the ...
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Is it possible to access BitLocker protected drives on other platforms?

Is it possible to access BitLocker encrypted external hard drives from other platforms, like Windows Mobile, Android, Surface, Linux, Mac OS X?
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What do encrypted files' data look like?

I know there are a lot of encryption programs available, that I would guess use different methods for encryption, and thus have different types of output files (.fve .tc .cha .dmg (bitlocker, ...
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Laptop held hostage by administrator domain and Bit locker

I have a laptop computer that I had when I was working at an IT company. I don´t work there anymore but I could keep the computer (Lenovo) Suddenly my wireless internet didn´t work anymore showing ...
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Will turning on bitlocker erase existing data the encrypted partition?

I've got a 700GB external disk. Can i safely turn on bitlocker without erasing any data?
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Is there any way to auto-unlock a bitlocker OS drive without a TPM?

I'd like to encrypt the system drive on my desktop computer, but I routinely use it remotely so I don't want to be stuck putting in a password or USB stick on boot. My primary concern is with someone ...
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When does BitLocker unlocks auto-unlockable disks?

Sorry for the tongue-twister in the title :) I have 2 hard disks, one small and fast (system) and other big and slow (data), both fixed. I want to have both of them fully encrypted, and for that ...
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Samsung Evo 840 SSD and Bitlocker?

I have a very similar question to this one: How do I encrypt a Samsung Evo 840 SSD?. Here is my hardware: Samsung Evo 840 500GB hard drive (firmware EXT0BB6Q) Asus P8z77-v motherboard (BIOS v. 2104) ...
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Is Win 8 Bitlocker to Go locked to user profile, TPM or USB key?

Earlier Windows versions had EFS (Encrypting File System), which was a bit infamous for eating user data in the hands of inexperienced users. The reason is that EFS is tied to the Windows user ...
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What are differences between EFS and BitLocker in Windows? [closed]

We learned in MCITP about their features. Are there any conflicts between EFS and BitLocker? Can we use both of them together? If so, how?
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How to recover bitlocker encrypted partition that is now 'unallocated'/'free space'?

My hard drive had 5 partitions(including 1(some 4-5GB) bit locker encrypted one). When I used disk mgmt I could view 2 partitions(24.4GB and 8.94GB) in green colour labeled Empty space. So, I wanted ...
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Is there any way I can access a bitlocker encrypted Windows 7 drive from Linux?

Is there any way I can access a bitlocker encrypted Windows 7 drive from Linux? I am not using TPM and I do have the key on a USB thumbdrive. So I have all the pieces.
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How to turn off [Bitlocker Drive Encryption] dialog box?

Windows 7 always asks when I logged, "Enter password to unlock the drive". I do not want to unlock the drive yet and it's annoying. I'll unlock manually when I need these encrypted data. How can I ...
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How to set marked for backup on volume

I want to use Bitlocker with Windows Home Server but I have read that I need to make sure the volume is marked for backup. I am unclear on how I do this? I have searched around on my volume and do ...
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How resistant is BitLocker against brute force attacks on the 48 character recovery key?

I've read this TechNet blog post, but I still can't determine how secure BitLocker is against a malicious user that attempts to brute force attack the recovery password. Is anyone familiar with this? ...
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Remotely enter BitLocker encryption key

Is it possible to remotely enter a BitLocker encryption key? Ideally I want to be able to remotely wake a PC over the network (WOL) to then RDP into it, however the boot drive is BitLocker encrypted.
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Decrypting a BitLocker-ed that uses TPM

I'm looking at Dislocker but i cant figure out if a drive that is locked using TPM, but has those details stored in AD, can be opened using Dislocker. Does anyone know? EDIT: Dislocker is a linux ...
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How to use “Used Disk Space Only” encryption in Windows 7

I'd like to know if Bitlocker's "Encrypt Used Space Only" feature in Windows 7 can be tuned to speed up the encryption process, for instance by tweaking the registry or adding services or packages. Is ...
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I initiated decryption of my bitlocker drive from Windows 8 recovery prompt. Any indication how long it will take?

Booted into the Windows 8 recovery menu to see if I could decrypt my secondary HDD with the recovery tools. Found that I can do it in the dos prompt there after unlocking the drive. However, after ...
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Adding SSD to T420 with ultrabay HDD on bitlocker encrypted system

I want to add SSD to Thinkpad T420 with ultrabay HDD. Existing HDD is bitlocker encrypted as per company policy. I have got Admin rights to system. If I add an SSD drive, will this be ecrypted? Do ...
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Recover Windows to Go (BitLocker enabled)

How can I recover (maybe just use start up repair??) Windows to Go on USB? When I want to boot the PC it asks for the BitLocker password. I type it and it starts to boot. Then it crashes with an ...
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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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BitLocker fails to initialize after relocating BDEDrive

I'm trying to create an additional partition om my notebook by shrinking the C: partition (Windows 7). In order to achieve this, the following steps are applied: Disable BitLocker and decrypt C: ...
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Can we use special characters for Windows passwords?

I was wondering if we can use special characters in Windows password. I tried to use '♥' in bitlocker, the password was set. But when I tried to unlock the drive. I couldn't print this character by ...
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What does Bitlocker measure to detect a startup change?

My work laptop is running Windows Vista with Bitlocker enabled. From time to time, most notably when I go on vacations and such I have a personal SSD I swap into the laptop so that I can use the ...
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What is the difference between BitLocker and Windows RT's device encryption?

Windows 8 has BitLocker, a feature we know from Windows 7. I was looking at Windows RT and it has something like device encryption, which apparently is not BitLocker. no Bitlocker encryption ...
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How do I leverage Bitlocker cmdlets?

This article hints at being able to unlock a bitlocked drive using: Unlock-BitLocker -MountPoint -Password However, I know diddly squat about Powershell and how to use the Powershell cmdlets to do ...
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Reinstalling Windows with some partitions on bitlocker encryption

I need to fully reinstall a Windows 7 on a laptop. Problem is the other partition is encrypted on Bitlocker I'm kinda worried that it may no longer be accessible after i reformat the main partition ...
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BitLocker issue. Recovery Key is required on each startup after installing secondary OS

I'm using a laptop with TPM module with BitLocker-encrypted internal HDD, running Windows 7. Recently I've installed a Windows 8 on the external, eSATA drive. Windows 8 detected the Windows 7 and ...
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How to adjust TPM lockout?

I use bitlocker in combination with a TPM on Lenovo T410. The TPM seems to trigger a lock-out after one incorrect password attempt which annoys me to no end. How can I adjust the TPM lockout ...
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Windows 7 Bitlocker disabled but still prompting

My windows 7 bitlocker is disabled, but in the event log i am still getting errors on Bitlocker, and when I reboot I get "Back up your encryption key" prompts. Is there a setting in the registry or ...
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Recover data from bitlocker partition in Windows 7

I have one hard drive. It's partitioned into 4 partitions, one of them is encrypted by Windows 7 Bitlocker, then I used Acronis Disk Director to merge both partitions during the process PC power off ...
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When storing a client's BitLocker recovery infromation in Active Directory, is this sent to AD in clear-text or securely?

I know that when you enforce storing the BitLocker recovery information in Active Directory (via GPO), it is stored in the computer object's ms-FVE-RecoveryPassword attribute. Microsoft also has some ...
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Smartcard for windows 7

I am encrypting my hard drive using bitlocker, there is an option to unlock drive using smartcard. I checked couple of shopping sites all I found is smart card readers wondering where do I get card? ...
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TPM module for my DELL 1720

I am trying to install bit locker on my Dell 1720. Does anyone know if it has a TPM modulee? I had a look in BIOS, but couldn't find anything related to the TPM module. But it does have some sort of ...
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Bitlocker decryption not starting

I was about to do a fresh install of Windows 7 64bit on a laptop currently running Windows 7 32 bit with a Bitlocker encrypted 232GB hard-drive with 1.54GB free. I have already backed up all the data ...
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Is auto-logon on laptop with encrypted hard drive secure? [closed]

I have the complete hdd of my laptop encrypted (with the Windows built-in Bitlocker) and thus have to login two times upon booting (Bitlocker and user account). Since I'm the only person using the ...
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Bitlocker with 2 SSDs in RAID 0 - Does TRIM function?

I've found that in Windows 7 and 8 if you have one of the newer versions of Intel Rapid Storage Technology the TRIM command is passed to SSDs in a RAID configuration (see here for example ...
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Bitlocker: hardware or software encryption without a TPM?

I'm about to setup a Samsung 840 EVO SSD as the system drive with Windows 8.1 Pro, attached to an Asus P8Z68-V Pro mobo (which doesn't have a TPM). I'll also attach a Western Digital Black HDD for ...
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After Bitlocker Decrypt Disk is Write Protected

I have an internal HDD that was previously a Win7 boot disk and was encrypted with Bitlocker. I replaced the old computer with a new one with a new HDD. I moved the old Bitlocker encrypted HDD to ...
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Bitlocker on a laptop without carrying around recovery key

We have a rule in my company that all PC drives must be encrypted with BitLocker, including laptops. My own Windows 8 laptop has a tendency to hang at shutdown, black screen but the computer never ...
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Bitlocker Will Not Encrypt on Fixed-Data Drive

I have recently encrypted my system (C:) drive, using Bitlocker, on my W7 Enterprise box. This machine is not associated with a domain. I would like to encrypt my remaining fixed data drives, as well. ...
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Dual Boot Windows (any Version) + Linux (any Distribution) with GPT/UEFI, full system encryption and shared partitions

I didn't think that my requiremetns were too special, but my search really didn't yield too many results, so I still got some quesitons unanswered. Basically I'm getting new hardware and will do a ...