Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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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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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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CCleaner Driver Wiper completely removed Bitlocker property

I use a Bitlocker drive with my Win7-64 Ultimate. So just to get rid of data in there, I wanted to use CCleaner Driver Wiper feature. I selected "erase drive" instead of free space wiping. And next ...
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Can I save my removable drives' Bitlocker recovery keys?

I have an external USB 3.0 hard disk which I use frequently. I would like to protect the data on this drive with BitLocker. The only option I have is using BitLocker To Go. This requires me to enter ...
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Is USB based bitlocker as safe as tpm based?

My computer doesn't have TPM There is an option to turn on bitlocker if only I used USB to store the private key How would security be affected on that scenario? will it be as safe as TPM? If my ...
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When I bitlock non operating system drive, where does windows store the bitlocker password?

I enscrypt all of my computer hard drive. To descrypt the drive, windows will need the private key. Where does windows store the private key of those drives? On operating system drive? Can I move ...
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What happens to encrypted drives if the computer is damaged?

I bitlock all of my hard drive except for the C drive. What happens if my computer malfunctions and I have to move the drive to another computer? Will all of my encrypted drive be useless? Will it ...
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Does bitlocker on operating system drive requires password?

I used bitlocker on all of my drive. Usually there is password. If I want to unenscrypt data I will have password. I also enscrypt operating system drive in my laptop. However, I do not remember ...
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How to recover data from BitLocker encrypted drive after format in Ubuntu

I had NTFS drive with 4 partitions C:, D:, E:, F:. E drive is BitLocker encrypted. While installing Ubuntu, I have accidently formatted the whole drive. I have used TestDisk along with live Ubuntu ...
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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 to-go group-policy conflict

I want to activate bitlocker for my SD-card but when i try, following error message appears: "The group policy settings for bitlocker startup options are in conflict and can therfore not be applied. ...
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Find out type of encrypted hard disk

say you get a random harddisk into your hands which is encrypted. is it possible just from the layout of the data to see what kind of encryption has been used? i.e. Bitlocker, Truecrypt, dcrypt?
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How exactly does bitlocker protect my data?

I presume that if I set a password for my computer and then protect the C: drive with bitlocker then not even FBI can do anything about it. Without password for my user, will bitlocker has any uses?
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Why Bitlocker requires TPM to encrypt boot disk, but not when encrypting other disk?

I tried encrypting Bitlocker. In some computer I can't do that because the mother board doesn't have tpm. Yet I can encrypt some drive without TPM. Why?
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So does bitlocker requires me to use password for my computer?

I still do not quite understand how bitlocker protect my data. Say I do not require user login to my computer. Even if I have bitlocker, anyone will just use my computer like usual. Does bitlocker ...
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Group policy error when adding BitLocker password using manage-bde

I am trying to add a password for BitLocker using manage-mde. manage-bde -protectors -add c: -password And receive the following error. ERROR: An error occurred (code 0x8031006a): Group Policy ...
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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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Can't shrink a data partition on a Windows 8 computer

My computer is running Windows 8 X64 Enterprise. I have two partitions, C (System) and D (Data). Both are bitlocked. I would like to shrink my D partition (in order to create a new one). Using the ...
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Computer randomly shuts down during Bitlocker prompt?

Recently I encrypted my main Windows drive with Bitlocker (no TPM, just password), but during the boot prompt to 'enter your Bitlocker password' the computer will shut down at a seemingly random time. ...
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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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BitLocker (Lost bitlocker password and recovery key) [closed]

Lost my bit-locker password and recovery key. I don't have any method unlock my partition. I tried to use some methods but i couldn't unlock my partition
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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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Why does BitLocker need a minimum volume size of 64 MB?

Since the future of TrueCrypt appears to be still unclear, I figured I'd try to get my stuff migrated into BitLocker at least for the time being. I nearly never have to access my encrypted data from ...
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Possible to make bitlocker prompt for password everytime?

I want a solution that will encrypt my drives and ask for password the first time I try to access a drive after boot, is BitLocker able to do that? If so, how?
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Full disk encryption configuration

I'm buying a new Windows computer and I want to configure it to be secure. I want to use full disk encryption. My question is will my SSD work on a different computer in case my computer breaks. Also, ...
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Bitlocker and wireless security

I would like to know if my laptop is bitlocker enabled, and I use it to access internet based services through public wireless connections, can a hacker steal cookies from me and pose as me despite ...
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Bitlocker Performance Impact on SSD

I've put a brand new SSD into my work computer and my IT department wants me to use BitLocker. I read one of the other threads on BitLocker performance on standard harddrives, but I was wondering - ...
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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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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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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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Is it better to use Bitlocker or the built-in-drive-encryption that my ssd offers?

System: Intel i7 4790 ( has AES-NI function ) ASUS Z97-PRO mobo Samsung 250GB EVO ssd ( with built in encryption option ) Windows 7 x64 If i just want to encypt my boot drive with AES256 or ...
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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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Bitlocker is not available for my second hard drive

I encrypted my C: drive using bitlocker. Although my notebook doesn't have TPM, I changed the Local Computer Policy to enable bitlocker without TPM and it worked just fine. I want to do the same with ...
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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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Is OPAL eDrive (Full-Disk Encryption) composable with Intel Smart Response Techonology?

I've just ordered a Haswell laptop with a 2.5" SATA hard disk. According to the service manual it has an mSATA slot (there are also Ultrabooks where a 24GB SSD is pre-installed and pre-configured as ...
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Does change of password require re-encryption whole partition in BitLocker?

I would like to ask whether change of BitLocker password requires reencryption of whole partition? My encrypted partition is 800GB big and it would take a lot of time. If re-encryption is not ...
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Why does Bitlocker keep on showing me this error?

Bitlocker keeps on showing that "an error occurred" and points to a "hardware fault". However, even after I ran chkdsk /r, I keep on getting this error when decrypting. Here's an image of the error ...
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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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Encryption on SDD without encryption support

I have a SanDisk Extreme II SSD. Despite using Marvell 88SS9187 controller, the drive does not support hardware encryption of any kind. I read around a bit and found that most software does encryption ...
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BitLocker USB Drive removed while accessing, filesystem is corrupt, can it be fixed?

(Similar to: Drive removed while accessing, filesystem is corrupt, can it be fixed?, but with the added complexity that the drive had BitLocker on...) Hi, I am facing the following problem with an ...
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What are GPT Protective volumes on Windows 8 and can they be recovered?

I have seen a few GPT Protective volumes now with Windows 8.x. These are default configurations where the users are very "un-savvy" and so they did not enable anything as far as additional security ...
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How can I do a Complete PC Restore from a bitlocker encrypted drive (Windows Vista)?

I'm running Windows Vista SP 2. My Windows OS drive is bitlocker encrypted. I have a Complete PC Backup of the OS drive on a secondary drive also bitlocker encrypted. I want to replace the OS drive ...
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What would happen if my computer shuts down while BitLocker is encrypting my OS partition?

The title is the question. I am now enctypting a 107 GB partition and it takes ages. I am dying to know what would happen if the encryption was stopped by, let's say, a thermal shutdown or if the ...
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bitlocker stuck asking for chkdsk /r

I recently cloned my HDD to an SSD. I previously had Bitlocker, but disabled (decrypted) before cloning. Now that I've swapped in the SSD, I want to reenable Bitlocker. When it is almost done ...
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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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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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Bitlocker Drive Decrypt Methods

I have a hard disk 1,5TB with 2 partitions 1TB and 0,5TB. The one partition 1TB was encrypted with Windows 7 bitlocker. One day the encrypted bitlocker partition failed to boot and seems like damaged ...