Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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BitLocker Drive Encryption Disappeared after Windows 8.1 Pro Upgrade [duplicate]

In view of the fact that I have new information about this problem, I have requested that the moderators remove this post, and have made a fresh new one. The new question can be found here. Prior to ...
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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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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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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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How to reset drive with bitlocker? - data not needed, just want to use drive [duplicate]

Cleaning our office for a move, we found an external hard drive that was used by an employee who left a few years ago. It uses Bitblocker, and if the password was ever recorded in our files ...
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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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How do I encrypt Samsung 840 SSD with Bitlocker?

I need help encrypting my Samsung 840 Evo with Bitlocker. Here is my hardware: Samsung Evo 840 500GB hard drive (firmware EXT0BB6Q) Asus P8z77-v motherboard (BIOS v. 2104) Asus TPM chip - purchased ...
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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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Is it possible to restore a Windows system disk encrypted with BitLocker after format? [duplicate]

I accidentally formatted my Windows 7 OS disk from my secondary OS in a moment of carelessness. It was an encrypted drive with BitLocker. I have not touched it since the formatting took place. Is it ...
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Secure a server - Raid-5 encrypted with BitLocker? [closed]

I look after a small office, and when I say small I mean SMALL. The have a 2008R2 Windows Server running a domain and shares for about 10 people. They handle some pretty sensitive information so ...
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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 ...
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Win8 BitLocker encrypted WD MyPassport drive does not auto-unlock on boot, but does on hot-plug

I have a WD MyPassport external USB drive (1 TB), encrypted with BitLocker on Windows 8. I have the drive set to auto-unlock in its "Manage BitLocker..." right-click properties. The problem is, it ...
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Can a drive encrypted by BitLocker be decrypted after re-installing Windows 7?

Windows 7 crashed and I am unable to run a repair. I have a drive that was encrypted using BitLocker, and I have the key and password for it. I’m worried that if I re-install Windows, I will lose ...
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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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BIt Locker missing from Control Panel WIndows 7 Ultimate

I just formatted my laptop and installed Windows 7 ultimate but Bit locker Encryption is missing from control panel and also typing bit locker in start menu doesn't help. Is there any way I can ...
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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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Using Hyper-V on bitlocker to go volume

I configured "bitlocker to go" on a volume in external HDD(USB3), and I stored my VM's vhd in that volume. Although I enabled auto-unlock on the volume, Hyper-V fails to access the vhds. Hypver-V ...
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Bitlocker on motherboard replacement

I am using Dell Latitude E5410 with Windows 7. It has a single hard disk with two drives, both encrypted with Bitlocker (not sure if they use the same or different keys). I have a key for the C Drive ...
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What is the safest encryption for a Dell Lattitude?

I use a Dell Lattitude with a TPM. There are so many options in the BIOS though for passwords. I can set a System Password, Admin Password and even HDD-0 Password. I can also use Bitlocker in ...
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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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I/O Device Error while trying to Turn On BitLocker

I'm trying to turn on BitLocker on a 1TB drive in an MSI GS70 laptop running Windows 8 Pro. As soon as I click "Turn On BitLocker", the first step of the wizard shows the following error: The ...
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Business Laptop with BitLocker Disk Encryption

I am getting a new laptop soon which comes stock with 2x128GB Raid0 for the primary partition with Windows 8 Pro installed on it. It also has a 1TB hard drive for storage stuff. My question is that I ...
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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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Locally encrypt Dropbox folder

I would like to encrypt the local copies of my Dropbox files, but not the online versions. I have log on password protection (not BIOS) on my Windows 7 Ultimate laptop but that's easily circumvented ...
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Turning off BitLocker in Windows 8 standard edition.

I've recently upgraded my laptop from Windows 7 Professional to Windows 8 and I have a USB hard drive that everything is backed up on. When I had Windows 7 I set up BitLocker for my USB hard drive and ...
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Bitlocker corrupted, missing volume, now 3TB drive is a 768GB drive

Even after Bitlocker had completed encrypting the drive, I restarted the next day, and the drive didn't mount or even show as a Bitlocker drive. Now it shows the capacity as 768GB (3TB drive). And ...
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Does Windows 8 installation create a 100-MB-Bitlocker partition on second HDD as Windows 7 did?

I upgraded my computer (Acer Aspire V3-771G) by adding a SSD. Now I want to make a clean install of Windows 8 on this new SSD. The HDD should be cleaned/formatted and later be used for a Linux OS ...
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How to recover files from formatted BitLocker encrypted drive

I've used ThinkVantage Secure Data Disposal tool aiming to erase a HDD 7 times but I stopped it once i've started (in 2 secs). The HDD is Win7 OS with Bitlocker encrypted. When I started the laptop ...
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Bitlocker corrupted my drive or?

I just encrypted my drive yesterday with Bitlocker. Everything seemed to go fine and later in the night well after the process was over, I shut my computer down and went to sleep. When I booted my ...
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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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Trigger Recoverable BitLocker Lockout

My team is about to provide our traveling colleagues with new Windows 8 laptops. Part of our security solution depends on the use of BitLocker. Every laptop will have two partitions configured like ...
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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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Bitlocker won't initialize on a 4TB drive with 4K sectors

I'm trying to enable BitLocker on a 4TB drive with 4K physical sectors (Advanced Format) on a 64-bit Windows 7 box with SP1. The drive is partitioned GPT (1 partition using all of the available ...
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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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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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BitLocker: Decrypting a locked drive, not having recovery key or password

The problem is that I have forgotten my password to unlock my E: drive which contains my important information. Unfortunately I don't have a recovery key. I click on Unlocking a drive and then I click ...
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Bitlocker password includes £ symbol (pound sterling)

I have changed the BitLocker password; the new one includes the character '£'. This cannot easily be typed; what keystrokes can generate this character please?
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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 To Go drive is mounted as Read Only after it's unlocked

A while back I encrypted an external USB drive (NTFS) with Bitlocker To Go on my Windows 7 PC. Now, when I connect the drive to my Windows 8 PC, I enter the Bitlocker password for the drive when ...
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Full Disk Encryption with TPM, not subject to cold boot attack

Here's a passage from Wikipedia on BitLocker Once a BitLocker-protected machine is running, its keys are stored in memory where they may be susceptible to attack by a process that is able to ...
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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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Win7 --> Win8 = Bitlocker won't ask for password

I have a Dell E6520 laptop with a TPM. It had Windows 7 Enterprise x64. The C (boot) partition is encrypted with Bitlocker. Bitlocker would prompt me for a password after POST, and after I entered ...
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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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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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Bitlocker asks for password on boot. After entering the password successfully- it asks again

I am trying to encrypt my drive with BitLocker. I am running on Windows 8 professional and do not have a TPM chip in my laptop (Asus N56VJ-WH71). I am trying to use a flash drive in its place. ...
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Can BitLocker in Windows 7 or 8 notify a server or administrator of password-failures?

There seems to be no significant security consequences to failing login-attempts with BitLocker other than brute-force prevention. Is there a way to have a deployment notify a server or remote user ...
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Wipe HDD after X amount of BitLocker attempts?

I am looking for a solution to secure Windows 8 Pro (x86) tablets since Remote Wipe is only available for Windows RT (ARM) devices. I currently have Bitlocker + PIN setup on the device and was ...
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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?