Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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Can anybody read running encrypted dvi disk without password?

I have a question about privacy. I have created the vdi disk via VirtualBox, install Windows 10 on it and turn on BitLocker. Can anyone get access to the files on this disk without my password (from ...
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What happens if i move a file from a Bitlocker drive?

If I move a file from a bitlocker enabled drive/partition to a non bitlocker drive/partition what happens to the file? Does it stay encrypted but unreadable? Does encryption disappear?
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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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BitLocker stuck during partial partition encryption

I wanted BitLocker to encrypt an REFS partition on a VHDX (virtual HDD), and it is now stuck at ~70%, asking for chkdsk /r. I can't run chkdsk because REFS doesn't support (and doesn't need) that, ...
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Unlock locked drive with Bitlocker using Password?

I have a Bitlocker encrypted drive and when I encrypted the drive, I saved the Recovery Key to my USB. Then I changed my system windows from 8.1 to 7 (because of some reasons) and suddenly lost my ...
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samsung evo 840 500gb enable bitlocker without reinstall and with a password needed at each boot [closed]

I was wondering if it is possible to turn on edrive + bitlocker on a Samsung Evo 840 SSD without reinstalling windows or messing with my windows install?
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Windows 8.1 Factory Reset w/ BitLocker Encryption

Why I am doing this: I recently downloaded the wrong graphics card driver update and my graphics card has gone haywire. After trying a bunch of things NVIDIA had me do, including to install the right ...
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Use PowerShell to Retrieve Volume Label of Locked BitLocker Drive

I have a USB hard drive encrypted with BitLocker: While it's yet unlocked, in PowerShell I want to retrieve the drive's volume label, so I run a command like this: Get-WmiObject -Class ...
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Bitlocker and virtualbox 64bit

I have a new laptop in which i activated BitLocker without having a TPM chip. Prior to doing that I installed virtualbox and enabled VMM(?) in bios, I dont remember the exact name of it but it was ...
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BitLocker: Encrypt all hard drives

Since TrueCrypt is gone now, I'm planning in using BitLocker to encrypt my drives. I want to encrypt all hard drives. In my computer, I have an SSD and an HDD. At best, I want to turn on the ...
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forgot bitlocker key and recovery file

I am using window 7 OS. and some time ago i used bit locker to lock my F drive.now, i want to access it at that time it's asking me for key which i forgot to unlock bit locker. Also, i re install my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Paused BitLocker encryption because no longer want to encrypt the hard drive - how do I get out of encrypting?

I'm hoping someone can help. I'm not a techy and can't seem to find the same question already answered. I went to encrypt (using BitLocker) a Buffalo hard drive but after it took about 1 min to ...
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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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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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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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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 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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How to use “Used Disk Space Only” encryption in Windows 7

I'd like to know if Bitlocker's "Encrypt Used Space Only" feature in Windows 7 can be tuned to speed up the encryption process, for instance by tweaking the registry or adding services or packages. Is ...
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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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Separate BitLocker encryption for dual-boot Win 7 & 8 system--make only one drive accessible at a time

I am trying to setup a PC with the following setup: Dual boot, Win 7 and Win 8.1, each with their own partition. Both partitions encrypted with BitLocker At boot time, I select the OS I want to ...
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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 ...