Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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Does Bitlocker decrypt unallocated data?

First thing first, I am NOT talking about full drive encryption. Bitlocker has a feature to encrypt used space only. I am talking about this. Does Bitlocker remove encryption of unallocated data ...
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How can I decrypt a bitlocker drive after startup automatically without encrypting the Windows drive?

I want to startup my Windows and then see a dialog box (or a commandline window) that prompts me for the drive password to decrypt it automatically after bootup. I tried to make a .bat "script" ...
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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 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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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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The BitLocker encrypted logical drive of my laptop is not accessible. On clicking error appears,“Application not found”

I had an important personal data that was stored in my laptop drive 'F'. My 4 year old son also uses my laptop to play games. To secure my data I used bitlocker software that was already there in my ...
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BitLocker status “Not Encryptable” for my 2gb memory card

I am using 2gb memory card in my phone. I used BitLocker function in Windows 7. Now my memory card doesn't open and can't be formatted. When I open the card, the message Formatting memory is ...
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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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How do I get a TPM module for a motherboard that does not already have one?

I have an ASUS P8P67 DELUXE motherboard, which (as far as I can tell) does not come with a TPM module, so I can't use BitLocker without a PIN or USB key. Is there any way to buy and install a TPM ...
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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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Windows folder encryption

My situation I know that bitlocker is meant to encrypt whole drives, but I have an hard drive that is already fully partitioned and containing data. I'd like to encrypt part of one partition, leaving ...
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Is it possible to open a drive encrypted using BitLocker Drive encryption in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to access bitlocker encrypted drive in linux? While installing Ubuntu I accidentally overwrote the boot sector that loaded Windows. One of my drives was encrypted ...
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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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Cloning BitLocker encrypted disk to VMWare Fusion image?

I have a ThinkPad running Windows 7 Enterprise with a BitLocker encrypted drive. I would like to clone or somehow convert this physical machine into a virtual machine that I can with either VMWare ...
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Enabling Bitlocker in Native VHD Boot

I have a laptop with a single hard drive, using the GUID Partition Table (GPT) disk layout, with the following partitions: 120MB EFI System Partition 300MB Microsoft Reserved Partition (MSR) ...
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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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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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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 to write Powershell script using cmdlets for Bitlocker [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to leverage Powershell cmdlets - Bitlocker http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj647767.aspx The above link hints at being able to unlock a bitlocked drive ...
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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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BitLocker in Windows 7 Ultimate decryption of external HDD

I have locked my external hard disc using BitLocker. After formatting my computer I have lost all keys to open my external hard disc. Is there any way to unlock the external drive.
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Bitlocker + computer freezes after putting the correct password

I use bitlocker on a 500 gb partiton in my hard drive. Windows 7 is also installed in the same drive. Before it was all fine but since this morning I haven't been able to start windows (it hangs at ...
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Does BitLocker reduce write reliability?

For the purposes of this question, BitLocker refers to the BitLocker-to-go variety on a disk with write-caching disabled. NTFS supports metadata journaling, which, although not completely failsafe, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Did BitLocker drive encryption corrupt my disc?

I use my external HDD only with my laptop, which runs Windows 7. One of my friends tried to open it on another laptop with Windows XP. The first two attempts, he faced an error saying "E: is not ...
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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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External hard disk stopped encrypting part way, freezes when trying to unlock

After a hard disk stopped in the middle of an encryption, I can no longer get access to it or unlock it since it keeps freezing up on me. I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate and have a Western Digital external ...
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Encrypted Disk + chkdsk = Cannot boot into Windows

Here is the scenario my friend and I have: Installed Norton Utilities and performed "optimize" (mistake 1) Upon reboot, chkdsk runs and starts spitting out "replacing invalid security id with ...
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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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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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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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How to format a drive encrypted with Bitlocker?

I have a HD protected by Bitlocker. Login, password and restorekey are unknown and all I want to do is wipe the whole drive. When I try to boot from a windows installation cd I have no access to 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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How do I unlock Bitlocker compect laptop drive (d) in Windows 7? [closed]

I am using Windows 7 compact laptop cq40, one I lock d drive through bitlocker, but now I forgot my password, how can I unlock my drive d without restoring or formatting my d drive datas.
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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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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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Recovery of Bitlocker protected 100Gb drive on Windows 7

I have two operating systems on two different drives. One is Windows 7 and the other Windows XP 32-bit. I used Bitlocker on a 100Gb NTFS drive on Windows 7, which Windows XP couldn't recognize. ...
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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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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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How to access bitlocker encrypted drive in linux?

I have a laptop running windows 7 ultimate. I have encrypted my drives using bitlocker. Now I have also installed lubuntu along with windows. But my encrypted drives are not visible in linux. Hence I ...
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Will my bitlocker partition be compromised if my Windows login is hacked

I am thinking of turning on bitlocker on my 2nd external HDD which is physically connected to my laptop using one of the available bays. For convenience i would like to allow the bit locker drive to ...
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BitLocker status “Not Encryptable” for my USB drives

I encrypted my regular disks with BitLocker, but I am unable to do so with any USB drive I have. When I select the disk in Windows Explorer, I don't have the right-click menu "Manage BitLocker" on ...
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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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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 ...