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BitLocker - Turn On for Fixed Data Drives in Windows 8

  1. #10


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    Hey Wolfgang,

    Some of these newer Windows 8/8.1 PCs have a feature called Device encryption. You might check to see if that may be the issue here if applicable.

    Windows 8.1 includes seamless, automatic disk encryption

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  2. #11


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Thanks Shawn. I will check that.

    Another funny one is that they apparently switched RECIMG off. It did not work when encrypted and after decryption it still does not work. On my wife's identical T100 that has the same OS and was never encrypted, RECIMG works. Here you have two identical systems purchased a couple of months apart that have different function content.. Go figure.
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  3. #12


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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hey Wolfgang,

    Some of these newer Windows 8/8.1 PCs have a feature called Device encryption. You might check to see if that may be the issue here if applicable.

    Windows 8.1 includes seamless, automatic disk encryption
    I think I am slowly learning that "Device Encryption" like on my little guys is different from full Bitlocker encryption - although it is also called Bitlocker encryption.
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  4. #13


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    Yeah, while "Device Encryption" is a different feature, it's still based on BitLocker.
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  5. #14


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    That is correct. But it is a lot easier procedure to apply. It is all automatic. Maybe I should revamp my tut for Device Encryption only and with the title "Automatic encryption of small windows devices". What do you think. And I will put a bit more meat on the bone.
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  6. #15


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Sounds good.
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