Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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BitLocker dialog: disable the “Show password characters as I type them” checkbox option

Is there a way to turn off or otherwise disable the below option/checkbox on the initial BitLocker dialog that pops up when you insert a BitLocker-encrypted USB key? If the checkbox is checked -- ...
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How to encrypt my system partition?

I want to encrypt my main hard drive (where I have my OS, programs, etc.) and I have looked for tutorials online but each one seems to follow different steps, some say that I need another partition to ...
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How to install Linux under non-encrypted partition when using Bitlocker

I have three partitions: a boot partition, a general partition with Windows installed and BitLocker active and a third partion, unencrypted. Can I install Linux without reinstalling Windows from this ...
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Determining the encryption status of volume encrypted by bitlocker

Is there a reliable way of determining if a Windows 7 volume is encrypted using bitlocker other than using 'manage-bde.exe'? Are there registry values or other files that can be read that will give ...
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Detecting a TPM chip?

I have a HP Mini 311-1000CA netbook running Windows 7 Ultimate. I'd really like to encrypt the harddrive using BitLocker but I am unsure as to how to work out if the Mini has a TPM chip or not. Any ...
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Replace truecrypt container with bitlocker vhd

Right now I'm have truecrypt mount a container file at startup. All that is needed after log on is the truecrypt password and then the container mounts. It stores any personal data on my work ...
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SSD Disk size for Windows 7 ultimate with bit locker

I’m planning to switch to Windows 7 Ultimate with bit locker and I would like to speed up my workstation (notebook) with buying SSD disk. I found out most affordable are for me 120 GB ones, what I’m ...
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How to set marked for backup on volume

I want to use Bitlocker with Windows Home Server but I have read that I need to make sure the volume is marked for backup. I am unclear on how I do this? I have searched around on my volume and do ...
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Interrupted encryption using Windows 7 BitLocker

Can anyone help me please? While I was encrypting my hard drive with Windows 7's BitLocker, I accidentally pressed the "Cancel" button, and now my hard drive won't accept my password. Is there any ...
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User based BitLocker Drive Encryption

While Unlocking a Encrypted Drive.. It is possible for that drive to be unlocked for only the particular user and not all other users who use the system. For example, there are two users... User1 ...
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How does Bitlocker interfere with a dual-boot system?

I have a netbook running Windows 7 Ultimate. I am thinking of configuring Bitlocker on it. The computer does not currently have anything installed but Windows. (I removed a HP service partition.) If ...
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TPM module for my DELL 1720

I am trying to install bit locker on my Dell 1720. Does anyone know if it has a TPM modulee? I had a look in BIOS, but couldn't find anything related to the TPM module. But it does have some sort of ...
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What are the technical differences between truecrypt, bit locker to go and an iron key?

I am looking to get a new USB drive (my old one took an unauthorized vacation) and am looking into how to secure the data on it. Ideally I would like a visible, unencrypted space that may or maynot ...
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When storing a client's BitLocker recovery infromation in Active Directory, is this sent to AD in clear-text or securely?

I know that when you enforce storing the BitLocker recovery information in Active Directory (via GPO), it is stored in the computer object's ms-FVE-RecoveryPassword attribute. Microsoft also has some ...
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Find out if a PC has a TPM chip installed?

I have several Windows XP laptops that I need to check to see if they will work with Bitlocker if I install Windows 7. If they have a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip then Bitlocker should work ...
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Bitlocker encryption on data shared over network

Is there a way to restrict users to access encrypted data shared over the network using Bitlocker on windows 7 ultimate? Meaning - any user accessing the shared data which is on the windows 7 ...
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Bitlocker on replacement motherboard

My motherboard on my laptop was just replaced. I have a hard drive encrypted with bitlocker. How do I get it to stop prompting me for the recovery key at startup? Extra details: - I have the ...
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Change Bitlocker to use the TPM plus a USB key and a PIN

I have bitlocker running on Windows 7 (x86) on a Dell D630 laptop (it has a 1.2 TPM). It is running in transparent mode. I'd like to know how to configure it to use a PIN and a USB key as well, but ...
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Smartcard for windows 7

I am encrypting my hard drive using bitlocker, there is an option to unlock drive using smartcard. I checked couple of shopping sites all I found is smart card readers wondering where do I get card? ...
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Bitlocker and an overheated laptop

I have just enabled bitlocker on a newly installed Windows 7 laptop. The heat and fan noise are far higher than when I boot off my non-bitlockered Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V disk! I have a Dell ...
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Upgrading Drive on Notebook with bitlocker installed? [duplicate]

Currently have a Windows 7 Ultimate on my Notebook with Bitlocker encrypting the drive. I just have a normal 160GB hard drive now. Just ordered a SSD to replace it. Should i just suspend bitlocker ...
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How to move Windows 7 boot/Bitlocker partition to the end of a drive

I upgraded from a 250 GB hard drive to a 1.5 TB hard drive. I cloned the data from the old drive onto the new drive. Now I want to expand my main partition (C:) to take up the additional space. ...
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Will hibernating an undergoing bitlocker encryption, damage the drive?

Yesterday, I began encrypting a 500GB harddisk. Now I have to go to college and during my absense, I want to hibernate an undergoing bitlocker encryption. But I want to know if this is going to create ...
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What do encrypted files' data look like?

I know there are a lot of encryption programs available, that I would guess use different methods for encryption, and thus have different types of output files (.fve .tc .cha .dmg (bitlocker, ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on Windows 7 with BitLocker?

I installed Ubuntu 10.4 using Wubi on a Windows 7 x64 on the first partion that is NTFS and it's using BitLocker and it does fail to load. Is it Wubi incompatible with BitLocker or there is a way to ...
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Will setting permissions on Bitlocker boot partition/drive affect boot?

I've recently setup a Windows Vista Ultimate machine with Bitlocker encryption. As part of the setup process the Bitlocker Preparation Tool creates a secondary "boot" partition which remains ...
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recover files encyrpted in bitlocker

I activated bitlocker with my drive and when it was encrypting something the power was suddenly interrupted. When I returned to my drive and entered the unlock password, The bitlocker wizard is not ...
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What is the performance cost to running Bitlocker?

BitLocker encrypts the entire hard drive. I run Visual Studio and build projects much of my day. How much will BitLocker slow me down? (dual core laptop with 3GB of RAM).