Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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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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After formatting my PC bitlocker won't ask for a password to access external partition

I used Bitlocker to encrypt one partition of my removable hard drive. I definitely remember my password but I don't have the recovery key. I had to format my computer and now when I try to open the ...
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Mac OS X partition doesn't boot after enabling Bitlocker

I have dualboot MacBook Pro. After enabling Bitlocker in Windows 10 I am not able to boot my OS X partition. Only recovery partition is bootable. I am able to open my OS partition from Windows and see ...
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Move System Reserved Partition Windows 10

Prelude I recently chose to migrate from the 1Tb spinning disk to a 128Gb m.2 + 1Tb HDD, with OS & programs installed on the m.2 and data on the HDD. I didn't have time to do this as a dedicated ...
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Unlocking bitlocker from my hard drive

I was using my hard drive to copy some movies from a friend's laptop. When I inserted the hard drive in my laptop, a prompt message will say that the device is bitlocker protected. I have no idea what ...
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Win server 2008 partition security

I am trying to lock a partition in the server so, that it is accessible by only one domain admin, and not even the administrator can open it. But at the same time I want to keep it shared so, that the ...
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Bitlocker on Windows 8.1 without TPM

I just upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro because I want an additional layer of security in case my laptop (and research) gets stolen. Didn't knew about the TPM, and seems I don't have it (I have an ASUS ...
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Cannot enable Bitlocker encryption on system drive

There are source configurations: I use Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64. My system has two partions C: (system) and D: My PC is in organization's domain I don't have TPM microchip on motherboard so I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 encryption disables Android phone memory card

I used Bitlocker to lock the memory card of my Android phone. Now i can't even access it anymore, even the dialog box that prompts for password doesn't display at all. When i plug my phone into my ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Bitlocker doesnt allow to key in password

I have my portable drive encrypted with Bitlocker. However, every time I connect with computer it doesn't appear a window to type in password to unlock rather than a recovery key. Unfortunately, I ...
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Windows 10 Shows Orange Screen with White Vertical Lines on boot

Orange Screen (See picture below) pops up right after Dell loading screen. Dell Bios is latest version (A07) Bit Locker is enabled Surprisingly, I am able to key in Bit Locker password at this ...
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Re-locking BitLocker encrypted drive WITHOUT a drive letter

The operating system is Windows 7 Enterprise. I have an encrypted NTFS drive mounted at C:\mount_point. I successfully encrypted it with BitLocker GUI (in control panel) and can unlock it with ...
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Can you still update Windows tiers

I need to deploy BitLocker to 30 computers and these machines run Windows 7 Home and I was curious if it is still possible to update to Ultimate or will these machines need to go Windows 10?
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Which windows services are ok to: SC Type= own?

Looking at the best answer to "How to find memory usage of individual Windows services" posted on Server Fault it looks like SC Config ServiceName Type= own is the best way to 'split-off' services ...
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Remove bitlocker from Windows 10

I have a big problem with Bitlocker on Windows 10: I do not use this system of encryption and every thing is off in the control panel. Sometimes , when I connect hard drives on the USB ports, ...
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Bitlocker stuck in limbo?

CHKDSK on boot revealed no errors. I did run the Sandisk scan utility and there is one damaged sector but it has been flagged/moved to a backup (or whatever they call it) and it's "Healthy". I ...
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Missing on-screen keyboard for Bitlocker

I have a Lenovo Yoga tablet that identifies on the command prompt as 20C30024US with the csproduct get name command. It runs Windows 8 x64 Enterprise with Bitlocker enabled. This tablet has no ...
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Boot from CD triggers Bitlocker

using Paragon, I have deleted the recovery partition. Afterwards, Windows 8.1 would not boot anymore. Then I tried booting from a Partition Manager CD, but when I try to boot from the CD, the ...
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Encrypt multiple hard drives in Windows, each required for boot

I have two drives, a small SSD (boot device) and a much larger drive for data. I want to encrypt these drives, but the problem is that both of them need to be available at boot time. I have many ...
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Bitlocker: Manage-bde unable to unlock drive: “The current directory is invalid.” error occurs

I've encrypted one of my drives with Bitlocker and am successfully able to lock the drive via manage-bde with the following command manage-bde -lock H: -ForceDismount However, when I try to unlock ...
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How can I enlarge the Recovery partition?

I tried to enable BitLocker, following http://superuser.com/a/957256 However, my Recovery partition lacks 15MB to accommodate Winre.wim. Is there an easy way to enlarge a partition? I have enough ...
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Windows Server 2012 Backup: How do I enable Bitlocker on a hard disk that is “dedicated” for backups?

I'm using the Windows Server Backup wizard to backup server data to an external hard drive. Unfortunately, the room where this server is can't be secured, so my biggest concern is that anybody could ...
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Bitlocker on Samsung 840 EVO SSD without TPM: Stuck on Password screen

I've a problem using Bitlocker to encrypt my Samsung 840 EVO SSD on Windows 10. When enabling Bitlocker the blue password screen before booting Windows freezes after inserting a correct password. The ...
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Windows 10 Dell Desktop, Bitlocker Enabled, password screen before boot only gives 4 seconds before shutdown

I honestly have never seen anything like this before. I have a Windows 10 XPS Dell desktop, it came with Windows 8.1 and I upgraded to Window 10 a few months back. I am unsure if this problem ...
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Access BitLocker drive from within .NET C# Application?

Can I open a password protected drive just from withing my .NET C# app? I need to unlock & access files from app, but not visible from Windows Explorer. I need some encrypted app only virtual ...
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Autorun a bat file after a predefined inactive period

Is there a way to auto run the following command after a predefined inactive time? manage-bde -lock G: This DOS command activates the bit lock on windows on a removable G drive. I want preferably ...
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How secure is BitLocker without a TPM, using SED?

I'm trying to find a source for some basic information about BitLocker. Say I have a self-encrypting drive (SED) like a Samsung EVO, but no TPM. I enable BitLocker. There are two options: Password ...
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How to decrypt an individual file from a BitLocker encrypted usb

I have a USB drive that I recently encrypted using BitLocker On-the-go, I accidentally deleted a file on it that I needed and so I used recuva to restore the files. The files were in perfect condition ...
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Recovering files after resetting Windows when using Bitlocker?

I was asked to help recover files from a Windows 8.1 notebook by the owner's family after he passed away, but he had used a Microsoft account as his Windows account, so the entire drive was encrypted ...