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Windows 7: What do I need for drive Bitlocker / TPM?

08 Feb 2012   #1
hucker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
What do I need for drive Bitlocker / TPM?

I have a board with a TPM header, but I can't find anywhere to buy a module to go in it. Are these standard thing or do I need one for the motherboard specifically? Is it even required for Bitlocker to work properly?

It's a Gigabyte GA-P67X-UD3-B3 motherboard.


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08 Feb 2012   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

You don't need TPM to use bitlocker.

How To Use BitLocker on Drives without TPM - How-To Geek
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08 Feb 2012   #3
hucker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Would this reduce the security? Presumably the TPM is there for a reason.
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08 Feb 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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08 Feb 2012   #5
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Good information to check out, specifically this area:

BitLocker Drive Encryption in Windows 7: Frequently Asked Questions
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08 Feb 2012   #6
hucker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks!
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08 Feb 2012   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.
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