• BitLocker



    I read with interest the article in Ask Woody Plus 20.21.0 titled “Is Secure Boot important for security” in which BitLocker was discussed. I am NOT currently using this and think that it might be beneficial. From my limited research it seems that to activate it I need to go to Control Panel>BitLocker Drive Encryption and click the link to turn it on. Is that all?

    Second question is will I experience any operational differences with BitLocker running?


    D. Eager

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    • #2561150

      If you have Windows 10 Home you can’t enable Bitlocker. If you can enable Bitlocker you won’t see any operational differences generally. If you have more than one disk drive you’ll have to specify on which drive to enable Bitlocker.


    • #2561158

      If you are able to enable Bitlocker, be SURE you also make a copy of the encryption key and save it in a secure place.

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      • #2561171

        This is where giving into the overlords and having a Microsoft account will pay off as it will link the recovery key up there.  I guarantee you will forget where you saved it.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady/Prudent patcher

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    • #2561240

      I have Windows Home and use Veracrypt to encrypt my disks. The downside is that I have to enter the Veracrypt password to boot the machine. The upside is I know the encryption key.

      cheers, Paul

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