Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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How resistant is BitLocker against brute force attacks on the 48 character recovery key?

I've read this TechNet blog post, but I still can't determine how secure BitLocker is against a malicious user that attempts to brute force attack the recovery password. Is anyone familiar with this? ...
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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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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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Bitlocker Performance Impact on SSD

I've put a brand new SSD into my work computer and my IT department wants me to use BitLocker. I read one of the other threads on BitLocker performance on standard harddrives, but I was wondering - ...
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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 Repair Tool for windows 7 Ultimate

I have just enabled bitlocker using a flash drive without TPM on windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Just to be prepared - is there any way I can recover data from an encrypted volume in Windows 7 ultimate. I ...
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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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What would happen if my computer shuts down while BitLocker is encrypting my OS partition?

The title is the question. I am now enctypting a 107 GB partition and it takes ages. I am dying to know what would happen if the encryption was stopped by, let's say, a thermal shutdown or if the ...
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Bitlocker performance when only encrypting one partition

I've read about the performance hit when encrypting your hard drive with Bitlocker, and since I'm using my computer to play games once in a while, I'm a little hesitant. I have two partitions on the ...
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What are my options in recovering data from a drive encrypted with Windows 7 Bitlocker

I used the windows 7 Release Candidate when it came out, which included in it the BitLocker software. I must have set it to encrypt my drive and I've completely forgotten about it when I ended up ...
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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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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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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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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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Forcing Windows to mount a drive with a specific drive letter

I have a USB key with sensitive data on it. It contains a TrueCrypt container, which I can mount to a specific drive letter through a TrueCrypt installation on the same device. This is all great, ...
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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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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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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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How can I do a Complete PC Restore from a bitlocker encrypted drive (Windows Vista)?

I'm running Windows Vista SP 2. My Windows OS drive is bitlocker encrypted. I have a Complete PC Backup of the OS drive on a secondary drive also bitlocker encrypted. I want to replace the OS drive ...
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Change Bitlocker Recovery Key

Is there any way to change the Bitlocker Recovery Key?
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Is it possible to re-lock a bitlocker drive?

I'm running a partition with bitlocker on a Windows 7 Ultimate machine, which contains secure data that I have to recover infrequently. Unlocking it to access the data is obviously no problem, but is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to use the “BitLocker” feature on Windows 7 Enterprise Trial version?

I downloaded the Windows 7 Enterprise Trial version and installed it. The final release Win 7 Ultimate has the "BitLocker" feature, just wonder if the Enterprise version can use that and how to do ...
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Will Bitlocker make it impossible to read my files from my dual booting Ubuntu OS?

When I activate BitLocker, I imagine that will make it impossible to read any files on my Windows partition from my Ubuntu installation. Is that correct? Any way to not encrypt certain directories ...
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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).