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No BitLocker on My Win 8.1. Need Alternative Suggestion


120inna55

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Athens, TX

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#1
I have a thumbdrive that I'd like to password protect. It looked like BitLocker would fit the bill but it's not on my Windows 8.1 PCs. It's apparently only on the "pro" versions. I don't find BitLocker in the Store either.

Please suggest a simple alternative.

Thank you!
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

karstenes

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New York, USA

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#2

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    Intel i3-312M @ 2.50GHz
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    4G RAM
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strollin

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karstenes

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New York, USA

Posts
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#4

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo G500
    CPU
    Intel i3-312M @ 2.50GHz
    Memory
    4G RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 HD
    Hard Drives
    600G SATA Hard Disc Drive
    Internet Speed
    32Mb/s DL 23Mb/s Ul
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes