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BitLocker - Turn On or Off for OS Drive in Windows 8

  1. #10


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    Quote Originally Posted by NiFu View Post
    Hello Brink,

    regarding to the "gpedit.msc" steps:
    Can you also support us with a reg file for:
    "Turn On or Off BitLocker for Windows 8 OS Drive without a TPM"
    Because most times it is faster to use a reg file instead of using gpedit.msc.
    Hello NiFu,

    Done. Tutorial has been updated to include .reg files now.
    Last edited by Brink; 22 Aug 2013 at 12:04. Reason: added quote

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  2. #11


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    Thank you. Reg file works fine.
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  3. #12


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    You're most welcome.
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  4. #13


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    I thought I heard all versions of Windows 8.1 will have BitLocker. I updated Windows 8 OEM to 8.1 through the Store and I don't see the BitLocker feature.
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    Hello power1

    The BitLocker Drive Encryption feature is only available in the Windows 8/8.1 Pro and Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise editions.


    You may be thinking about Pervasive Device Encryption instead though.

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

    Device encryption previously found on Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 is now available in all editions of Windows. It is enabled out of the box and can be configured with additional BitLocker protection and management capability on the Pro and Enterprise SKUs. 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. Organizations that need to manage encryption can easily take add additional BitLocker protection options and manageability to these devices.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  6. #15


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    I see. So, is there any sort of systm encryption feature available in Windows 8.1 then?
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  7. #16


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    Sorry, but only in the 8.1 Pro and 8.1 Enterprise editions, and not the plain 8.1.

    You could use the free program TrueCrypt when they have a version available that will fully support Windows 8 hopefully soon.

    TrueCrypt - Future
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    OK. Anyways, thanks for the reply.
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    You're welcome.
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  10. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You may be thinking about Pervasive Device Encryption instead though.

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

    Device encryption previously found on Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 is now available in all editions of Windows. It is enabled out of the box and can be configured with additional BitLocker protection and management capability on the Pro and Enterprise SKUs. 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. Organizations that need to manage encryption can easily take add additional BitLocker protection options and manageability to these devices.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Hi Shawn,

    So what does pervasive device encryption mean? I looked up "connected standby device" somewhere on the MS site and it seemed to include things like laptops... so I read it as saying it will encrypt the laptop's disk, but if you want to use extra management features, you need Bitlocker.
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