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Issue trying to enable BitLocker on Windows 8.1 Pro

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Issue trying to enable BitLocker on Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone could help me. I recently upgraded my windows 8.1 to windows 8.1 pro as I wanted to enable bitlocker encryption on the laptop.

    The issue is that I can't seem to enable or find bitlocker in any of the area's outlined. When I try to right click on the C: drive I don't have an option for bitlocker. When I go into control panel, there's no bitlocker icon. When I do a search on the machine for bitlocker I do get a "manage bitlocker" icon, but it's doesn't do anything when I click on it.

    I have followed the tutorial on this site and downloaded/installed the reg files to enable it on a non tpm device. Can see that they did update the policy on the machine, but still no joy.

    When I go into PC info on the machine in question I don't see anything about bitlocker. It's like it's not there. Do you have to add a windows feature to enable it?

    Thanks

    Darren

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Yes, I followed that tutorial as outlined and a few other different solutions as outlined on the web. None helped. I've decided to re-install windows completely and start from fresh.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Just an update, a complete reinstall of the OS and then upgrade to windows 8.1 pro pack fixed the issue. I can now see the option for turn on bitlocker.
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  5. #5


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Glad you got it sorted out.
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