Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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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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Why is my flash drive giving me I/O error after installing bitlocker?

My flash drive keeps responding "I/O Error" and will not read my flash drive after installing bitlocker. I checked Windows built in Device Manager and it appears my drive is online, working, and there ...
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What do I have to do to have FDE + a good keyboard?

I am really frustrated. I have 2 computers, both with relatively expensive keyboards. Both computers are protected with a full disk encryption (FDE) product. On both systems I cannot type the ...
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How To Recover Bitlocker Drive If Password Reset Key is Lost?

I've one drive locked with bit locker and i forget passowrd and lost password reset key so how to recover it?
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Windows Bitlocker - Two/Multiple drives with TPM

I have a Windows 10 laptop with two drives: an HDD that I use to store my data, and an SSD where the OS is stored allong with programs I use more frequently/require more performance. I use Bitlocker ...
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Troubleshooting error 0xc000000e on Windows boot with Bitlocker full drive encryption

Note: I had originally thought that the BCD was the problem, which turned out to be wrong. I originally had my laptop set up as follows: A 300 GB partition with OS X 10.10 and native full-drive ...
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Windows 7 style “Show password” in Windows 8.1 Bitlocker

Windows 7 had a really nice feature for those of us with very long passwords on our Bitlocker drives (i.e. dozens of characters long). You could click a check box and type your password while being ...
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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 ...
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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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Recover deleted partition which had locked by BitLocker [duplicate]

I had a partition that locked by BitLocker. Because of an error I missed 4 of my partitions. I recover 3 of them by Minitool Partition Wizard but one of them that had locked by BitLocker, not found! ...
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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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Windows Bitlocker and automatic unlock password storage safety

I've encrypted my external HDD with a Bitlocker and after rebooting computer I tried to open that drive and got this message: Say, if I pick to "Automatically unlock on this computer from now on", ...
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BitLocker refuses to enable via RDP on data drive but Ok on the OS drive

I've recently installed Windows 10 Enterprise on an old AMD-based machine without a TPM. I use it mostly via Remote Desktop, due to lack of monitors and keyboards. While connected via RDP, I then: ...
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Switch Windows 8 from a hybrid MBR/GPT => GPT only on Macbook Pro Retina

I used DiskUtility+Bootcamp Wizard to setup my hard drive for Windows 8 (final MSDN). Somewhere in that process, the Apple tools turned my GPT disk into a hybrid MBR/GPT. All four of my MBR's primary ...
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What is taking up space on my RAID 1 hard disk drive setup after formatting?

I have two new 2TB hard drives and I made RAID 1 and made a bitlocker for them After format it reports there is 237 MB used I didn’t copy anything, I have turned off virtual memory and system ...
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WIll my BitLocker work after OS upgrade? If so how? [duplicate]

Currently working over at Windows 8.1 64 bit, I have protected one of my drives with BitLocker encryption lets say it as "D? and the OS resides at "C", Now I decide to upgrade OS to Windows 10 64 ...
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Can Bitlocker be used in a dual boot system with Windows on one drive, Linux on another?

My workplace allows for remote logins to the company network, with certain prerequisites for securing a computer before making the connection, one of which is that Windows must be used to make the ...
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Bitlocker decryption interruption - this disk has one or more errors

I was busy decrypting a drive when there was a power failure. After the power was restored, I was happy to see that the decryption process continued once I turned on the PC. It was short lived, as the ...
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Windows-To-Go - Block access to data when connected to a normal Windows PC

We would like to use Windows-To-Go in our company. I have installed it on a Windows-To-Go certified USB key. I really love it, but I'm a little concerned regarding access to the file-system. The ...
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Hide BitLocker “Unlock Drive” Notifications in Windows 10?

In Windows 10, when you mount an BitLocker encrypted drive (vhd in my case), Windows issues a notification prompting you to unlock the drive. Is there a way to turn off this particular notification? ...
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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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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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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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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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Unlocking bitlocker from my hard drive

I was using my hard drive to copy some movies from a friend's laptop. When I inserted the hard drive in my laptop, a prompt message will say that the device is bitlocker protected. I have no idea what ...
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D drive is read-only after windows 10 upgade

I'm trying to figure out why my D: drive is read only after updating to Windows 10. It is a separate hard drive and not a partition of another hard drive. I do have bit locker installed but it is ...
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Can I upgrade to Windows 10 with BitLocker Enabled?

I am currently running Windows 8.1 Pro, with BitLocker enabled (the hardware has no TPM, though). I am curious as to whether I will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 when it is rolled out without ...
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Unable to unlock encrypted hard drive using the password

I am trying to unlock my USB hard drive with the password. When I enter the password to unlock the drive, I am receiving the following error message: Bitlocker Drive Encryption failed to recover ...
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Cannot enable Bitlocker encryption on system drive

There are source configurations: I use Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64. My system has two partions C: (system) and D: My PC is in organization's domain I don't have TPM microchip on motherboard so I ...
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How does BitLocker to Go leave an unencrypted file (BitLocker to Go Reader) that is readable by Windows XP or Windows Vista without extra software?

BitLocker to Go volumes are fully supported on Windows 7 and later. For compatibility with systems running Windows XP or Windows Vista, a utility called BitLocker to Go Reader is provided to enable ...
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Can't enable BitLocker auto-unlock on drive (“invalid function”)

I just upgraded my computer to Windows 10 by doing a clean install after formatting my boot drive. My boot drive is an SSD, and all my files are on an HDD that I didn't erase. I have all my volumes ...
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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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Error While Encrypting External Drive using BitLocker

I have a 6TB WD External Drive - My Book Studio Edition II - with lots of our backups which i want to connect to a Windows 8.1 Pro Machine that has BitLocker enabled on it. I cannot ignore this drive ...
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Change Bitlocker Recovery Key

Is there any way to change the Bitlocker Recovery Key?
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Reformatting drive from a GUID partition to an MBR partition

I understand that Truecrypt is not compatible with an GUID partition but that is the limit of my knowledge. I am currently using a system that has a GUID partition but doesn't have bitlocker ...
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How to open a encrypted hard drive on linux?

Hey I have encrypted my hard drive using Bitlocker in windows. How to open my hard drive on Linux and How to remove password ?
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How to restore deleted/formatted Bitlocker encrypted partitions/ partition tables

Initially I had 2TB Seagate Expansion Desk HDD, partitioned into 500GB, 13GB, 500GB, all three Bitlocker encrypted and 1 more 500GB unencrypted partition, the rest of the space was unallocated. ...
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Is it possible to protect disk image, in format of dd, with bitlocker

I have some files on disk image. This image is in dd format. Now I want to protect that disk with bitlocker. How do I do this? I have tried mounting this image to windows with OSFMount tool, FTK ...
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External hard drive making noise; Can I eject drive during CHKDSK operation?

Whenever I connect external HDD to my laptop. It shows decryption error and suggest to run chkdsk /r. So this time I did so as per this suggestion. It's taking a lot of time. What happens if I eject ...
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Overwrote Bitlocker MBR

I'm not sure exactly how I overwrote it, but I was writing a floppy image to a floppy disk (using a USB floppy drive), and somehow I inadvertently wrote the floppy disk to my primary hard disk which I ...
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Windows 7 bitlocker no TPM - don't want USB - are multiple partitions with unencrypted system partition an option?

I have a Windows 7 laptop without TPM chip --- have checked BIOS and machine spec - definitely no TPM chip :-( I need to run bitlocker. I understand that without TPM chip I can use a USB key at boot ...
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What if I have used BitLocker and my computer crashes?

Just read Ten Things To Do To Secure An Important Persons Computer and it talks, among other things, about using BitLocker (or TrueCrypt) to encrypt your hard-drive. I have always thought that that ...
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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 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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Unable to unlock drive with BitLocker To Go

I have an SDCard connected to my laptop through the internal reader I have encrypted it with BitLocker To Go Everytime I start my PC or Re-plug the drive I have a prompt to unlock the drive and then ...