Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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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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Enable bitlocker and save key to share

I have searched all over the web but cannot find a complete answer to this: How to enable Bitlocker on a laptop with TPM, and store a file with the Bitlocker recovery key and TPM password by USING THE ...
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reformatting locked drive

I have an old drive I want to reuse. No important data that needs to be recovered, just want to wipe it clean and start anew with it. It is currently locked with BitLocker (used with Vista) and I have ...
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How do I wipe a drive (currently a Win 7 primary drive) locked with BitLocker?

I have a company laptop, whose one and only hard drive was encrypted with Bitlocker. I have tendered my resignation with that company and they immediately used the remote security policy to lockout my ...
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Will hibernating an undergoing bitlocker encryption, damage the drive?

Yesterday, I began encrypting a 500GB harddisk. Now I have to go to college and during my absense, I want to hibernate an undergoing bitlocker encryption. But I want to know if this is going to create ...
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Problems enabling Bitlocker on Surface Pro with Windows 8.1

Using a brand new Surface Pro (first generation) out of the box, installed current updates, then 8.1, and any further recommended updates after 8.1 was installed. I've installed a two other things ...
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How can I turn on BitLocker encryption on Windows Phone 8? [closed]

Does anyone know how to turn on BitLocker encryption on Windows Phone 8? It's apparently supported but the details are a bit sketchy.
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What identifier is meant in the Bitlocker recovery key document?

when turning on bitlocker for a device, the following recovery key document is created: BitLocker Drive Encryption recovery key To verify that this is the correct recovery key, compare the ...
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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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How to disable Bitlocker through command prompt?

I turned on Bitlocker on drive F:\ which has alot of important content in it. Now when I try to unlock it the PC hangs. Only restart fixes this. I know the password, but the recover key is lost. Is ...
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Bitlocker performance when only encrypting one partition

I've read about the performance hit when encrypting your hard drive with Bitlocker, and since I'm using my computer to play games once in a while, I'm a little hesitant. I have two partitions on the ...
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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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Can I use BitLocker on a Windows 8 Tablet? How?

I hear that Windows 8 Pro can use full disk encryption. I also understand that Win8 is targeting the "slate" / "tablet" form factor specifically. But all my previous experience with BitLocker ...
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Default location for storing bitlocker key

I messed up big time. I had one of my drives encrypted using bitlocker. I remember that I haven't copied the recovery key to a usb device. Now I also have forgotten the password since I didn't used ...
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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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Cannot Enable BitLocker After Re-Installing Windows, TPM Module Not Found

I've got a Dell Latitude D620 that I just recently re-installed Windows 7 on. The BitLocker wizard reports the following error when I open it. A compatible Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Security ...
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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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Bitlocker-To-Go on fixed drive

Scenario Two drives are connected to a computer. One via a SATA-to-USB interface, the other directly via a SATA-to-eSATA cable. The drive on USB appears as a removable drive, the drive on eSATA ...
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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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How to recover BitLocker encrypted partition that is now 'unallocated'/'free space'?

My hard drive had five partitions, including one some 4-5 GB BitLocker encrypted one. When I used Disk Management I could view two partitions (24.4 GB and 8.94 GB) in green colour labelled Empty space....
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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 threshold?...
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Recovering data from BitLocker-encrypted hard drive that no longer boots

I had a BitLocker-encrypted drive in my laptop that crashed last night. I have a new hard drive I am building in the laptop but there is some data on the old drive I want to try and recover. I have ...
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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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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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SSD Disk size for Windows 7 ultimate with bit locker

I’m planning to switch to Windows 7 Ultimate with bit locker and I would like to speed up my workstation (notebook) with buying SSD disk. I found out most affordable are for me 120 GB ones, what I’m ...
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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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Move System Reserved Partition Windows 10

Prelude I recently chose to migrate from the 1Tb spinning disk to a 128Gb m.2 + 1Tb HDD, with OS & programs installed on the m.2 and data on the HDD. I didn't have time to do this as a dedicated ...
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Can't encrypt with bitlocker: “the specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted”

I have encrypted my primary drive with bitlocker (C:) and am looking to encrypt D:\ which is a stand-alone second hard drive. However, I get an error message in the "Bitlocker Drive Encryption (D:) ...
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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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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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I can't unlock bitlocker on my drive without restarting

I turned on bitlockeron my drive E: when incrypting was 15% my laptop shot down and now I can't unlock my drive.when I want to unlock, blue crean apear and system restart....
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openSuse full disk encryption

I'm a proud Suser. I'm about to reinstall 12.2 on my ASUS N76VZ (UEFI x64 laptop). Since I'm very sensitive about laptop security against theft or unwanted inspection, I chose to use BitLocker with ...
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Scripting Bitlocker Decryption of a local hard-drive

In summary: I'm attempting to create a script that unlocks (decrypts) a hard-drive on the Windows 7 Ultimate local machine, then execute a couple of programs afterwards. I have a small SSD that ...
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Deploying Bitlocker via Unattended OS Installation?

Is there a way to enable Bitlocker during Windows setup?
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Enable Bitlocker and Save Key to Network Share with Unattend?

Is there a way to enable bitlocker and save off key during setup via the unattend file? How else would you deploy bitlocker?
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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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Using Bitlocker + TPM protected HD, wish to permit boot alternate media (CD/USB)

Our company is enabling Bitlocker entangled with TPM on our (Lenovo T430s) laptops with Win 7 Enterprise. This setup will work well for 98% of the company staff without issue, but has created a ...
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Cannot Eject USB Drive With NTFS and Bitlocker

I have an external HDD (WD My Passport Ultra) formatted with NTFS and encrypted with Bitlocker (Windows 10). After plugging in the drive, I can no longer remove the drive using "Eject". The error is "...
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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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BitLocker doesn't recognize my password

When I try to login on my Windows 10 BitLocker sometimes (quite often actually) doesn't recognize my password. In this case I have to go through the cumbersome recovery... I'm sure the password is ...
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Differentiating between internal HDDs and external HDDs in Windows

In Windows, is there a command/function/cmdlet which I can call to help me differentiate between an internal (fixed) HDD and an external (portable) USB HDD? PowerShell commands, such as Get-Volume, ...
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How to set up a password to protect bitlocker key with tpm?

My computer is a dell xps12 (2013) laptop running on windows 8.1 pro, uefi and secure boot enabled. I successfully enabled tpm and encrypted system partition with bitlocker. I was a bit surprised it ...
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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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Bitlocker password and recovery key not working with external drive

This is long but I have looked to provide full detail, in short my Bitlocker password and recovery key don't work - even though my password does work in a 3rd party utility. Issue I was encrypting ...
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Create BitLocker container and save the password for user not computer

I can create a BitLocker container and connect it as a drive. Then I can encrypt that container with BitLocker and then I have the possibility to save the password for a computer. So that means ...
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If TPM owner password set in linux, how to enter owner password in windows to enable bitlocker?

I have successfully taken ownership of, and used various features of, my tpm in linux, using tpm_takeownership and related applications. Now when I try to enter the owner password in windows to ...
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Cannot turn on bitlocker windows 7 with TPM and NTFS - Optiplex 7010

My specs are: Dell Optiplex 7010 Windows 7 ultimate C and D drive both of them are NTFS TPM My problem is: When I am trying to activate bitlocker on drive C, I am getting error message ...
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How to turn on bitlocker on 4 TB USB HDD?

When trying to turn on Bitlocker on an external 4 TB USB HDD using Windows 7, there's error A device attached to the system is not functioning. in a rather unhelpful dialog, as shown below: Now ...
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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 ...