Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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Did BitLocker drive encryption corrupt my disc?

I use my external HDD only with my laptop, which runs Windows 7. One of my friends tried to open it on another laptop with Windows XP. The first two attempts, he faced an error saying "E: is not ...
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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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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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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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Cloning BitLocker encrypted disk to VMWare Fusion image?

I have a ThinkPad running Windows 7 Enterprise with a BitLocker encrypted drive. I would like to clone or somehow convert this physical machine into a virtual machine that I can with either VMWare ...
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Windows 7 reinstalled, Bitlocker (or not) encryption issue

I've had to reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate on my PC. I use file encryption for some directories, and I have backups of the .pfx file for the machine. I double clicked the file on the machine and it ...
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Bitlocker and Dropbox

Im looking to enable bitlocker on my laptop. I Use my laptop for work and I have it connected to a company shared dropbox folder. As there is sensitive data in this dropbox older, Id like to enable ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Updating the Sony Vaio BIOS - how do I know if I have Microsoft BitLocker?

I've got a new Sony Vaio that wants to update its BIOS; it's asking me whether I have Microsoft BitLocker. I don't think so but I want to make sure. Could Microsoft BitLocker have been pre-installed ...
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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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bitlocker identifer not valid

I was given a new Windows 10 laptop at work and the initial setup required me to enable bitlocker and create a pin. I was warned to make a recovery key so I did. This was a file created by bitlocker ...
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How can I achieve better isolation with Windows 10 multiboot?

My Setup My setup looks like this: Drive 1: Windows 10 System Drive - Joined to company domain. Drive 2: Windows 10 System Drive - Joined to personal domain. Drive 3: Fixed drive - additional ...
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Windows 10 does not recognize hardware encrypted bitlocker volume

I use Windows 10 Pro/Education on a self encrypting Samsung SSD Drive (Evo 850) and configured/installed it by following this guide [1]. I configured bitlocker to ask for a PIN before booting Windows ...
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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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Converting a non-lettered partition from FAT32 to NTFS

I'm working on setting up BitLocker in Server 2012. After enabling TPS in BIOS, I attempted to enable Bitlocker. The following error appeared: BitLocker Drive Encryption operating system drives ...
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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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Unlock bitlocked volume from command prompt?

I want to unlock my volume locked with BitLocker from command prompt, the command I searched on the internet is : manage-bde -unlock E: -RecoveryPassword "mypassword" But my password has space ...
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BitLocker refuses to enable via RDP on data drive but Ok on the OS drive

I've recently installed Windows 10 Enterprise on an old AMD-based machine without a TPM. I use it mostly via Remote Desktop, due to lack of monitors and keyboards. While connected via RDP, I then: ...
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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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Do the Bitlocker Keys Clear from Physical Memory after Shutdown?

It is claimed that Passware Kit Forensic can recover passwords or keys of drives encrypted by Bitlocker. This needs an image of the encrypted drive plus a so-called Physical Memory image of the target ...
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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 using ...
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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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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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How to set up a task in Windows Task Sheduler to act on Bitlocker drive unlock?

I have a Win7 Enterprise system with one of it's drives encrypted with bitlocker. After reboot, I have to manually double-click the drive and supply password to unlock it. What I want to archive, is ...