Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Using BitLocker Drive Encryption
Using BitLocker Drive Encryption is easy when you have your hard drive
configured properly and have reinstalled Windows 8. Just follow these steps to
get BitLocker up and running:
1. Open the Start screen, type in Bitlocker , change the filter to Settings, and
hit Enter.
2. If your computer is configured properly, you should see a Turn On BitLocker
link, as shown in Figure 18-13, next to your operating system drive. Click
that link now. If your computer does not have a TPM device, make sure
you follow the instructions in the tip.
3. Select the type of device you will be using to protect your computer and
follow the on-screen steps for your method of protection.
Figure 18-13: Enable BitLocker Drive Encryption.
After you complete all the steps the wizard guides you through, your
computer begins encrypting the hard drive automatically.
Congratulations, your computer is now even more secure. Keep in mind that
you need to insert your USB drive every time you want to boot your computer if
you choose the non-TPM option. Failure to insert it will result in your computer
not booting. Make sure that you keep your emergency recovery passcode and
your USB drive stored in a safe place.
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