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  1. #11


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Concerning your last post; The way I see it is drives are encrypted only when using a Microsoft account to sign into a device. Correct?

    A part of what you posted on the other thread on that subject:

    Windows 8.1 - What's New, IT Pro Features, Devices, UI | TechNet

    Consumer devices are automatically encrypted and protected when using a Microsoft account. Data on any Windows connected standby device is automatically protected (encrypted) with device encryption.
    If you're suggesting an addendum, how would you like it to read?
    Hi there,

    Thanks for that; I don't know any more about it than what I've read from the links on the other thread I'm afraid .

    I'm also wondering what the difference is between a "Consumer Device" and a "Windows connected Standby Device".

    However I do think it's a significant change (for good or ill) so well worth mentioning.

    I think the quote you found is a good one, so how about this?:

    n+1) Device Encryption for all editions of Windows 8.1

    Consumer devices are automatically encrypted and protected when using a Microsoft account. Data on any Windows connected standby device is automatically protected (encrypted) with device encryption.

    Source: Windows 8.1 - What's New, IT Pro Features, Devices, UI | TechNet

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Now, this is just my2cents as my name implies but I really thought this thread was going to be limited to those that had discovered issues and/or differences while actually running 8.1 RTM. However, I do understand that people are only trying to help when they find a written reference that might be beneficial to add to the list but I really don't think this thread was intended to operate that way. However, if I am incorrect in my assumption, then please continue down this path; however, I can only see an administrative nightmare that lies ahead for the originator of this post.
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  3. #13


    @ my2cents

    I'm ok with that as long as its a proven fact, which in this case it's published on the MS Windows site. In fact I'll reference this link in my OP for all to read since it parallels the theme of the thread.

    @ DavidY

    Thanks for posting that. I think this is very important information that one should know in order to decide to upgrade and/or use a MS account to sign into one's 8.1 device during install, therefore that's why I've decided to link the article in my OP. So now I think it should read:

    32) "Consumer devices are automatically encrypted and protected when using a Microsoft account. Data on any Windows connected standby device is automatically protected (encrypted) with device encryption." This is verbatim as per MS Windows site article linked in the opening statement.

    Is that ok?

    So far as a "Consumer Device" is concerned; I would think that is the device in which 8.1 OS the OS lies. So far as a "Windows connected Standby Device"; It would be any exterior drive, phone with a drive, camera, etc. A device that one connects in any way to the "main" device. That would be my guess.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Hi HippsieGypsie,

    Well, I stand corrected in my assumption and I apologize for my misunderstanding. Anyway, that opens the door for more responses now that you have clarified the intent of this thread. Moreover, I have nothing but praise for your efforts thus far so keep up the great work as you are an invaluable asset to this forum.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    @ DavidY

    Thanks for posting that. I think this is very important information that one should know in order to decide to upgrade and/or use a MS account to sign into one's 8.1 device during install, therefore that's why I've decided to link the article in my OP. So now I think it should read:

    32) "Consumer devices are automatically encrypted and protected when using a Microsoft account. Data on any Windows connected standby device is automatically protected (encrypted) with device encryption." This is verbatim as per MS Windows site article linked in the opening statement.

    Is that ok?
    That's fine with me.

    I did a quick Google on "connected standby" and came up with this:
    Introduction to Connected Standby

    From the linked document there:
    What is Connected Standby?
    Connected Standby is a new low-power state in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 that features extremely low power while maintaining connectivity to the Internet. Connected Standby is designed to be the primary off state for a capable PC—similar to how pressing the power button is the common off mode for a smartphone. Connected Standby is exposed and named to the end-user as “Sleep”.
    The design of Connected Standby brings the smartphone power model to your Windows PC. A Connected Standby PC is able to instantly resume and is always connected to the Internet. Apps in a Connected Standby PC are automatically updated while the system is in Connected Standby so that critical information—including email and messages—are already synced to the PC when it is turned on.
    So I think a "Connected Standby device" might mean a laptop; maybe even a desktop.

    Incidentally had you seen this Tutorial?
    Compare Windows 8.1 Editions
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Incidentally had you seen this Tutorial?
    Compare Windows 8.1 Editions
    Forgot to answer to this. I was having somewhat of a girlfriend problem last week which set my head spinning a little....Well, a lot! Thank the stars we worked things out, though!

    No, I didn't see that. Thanks for posting that, David. Leave it to our good man Brink for a great list! I don't see much use for this thread anymore. No one's posting and it got buried now. Thanks to those that did!
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