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Windows 7: Bitlocker Encryption drives

13 Mar 2012   #1
vawii

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Bitlocker Encryption drives

I m having problems with bitlocker .... my hard drives are not showing in control panel-->system&security-->Bitlocker Encryption drive .... any help related to this please ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


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13 Mar 2012   #2
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

Make sure you have ALL of the requirements
Hardware requirements for BitLocker Drive Encryption
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13 Mar 2012   #3
vawii

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks mate ... yep i have checked the h/w specs its fine .... please see the attachment only c:\ drive is showing i want to turn bitlocker On any drive other than c:\ .... any suggestion


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13 Mar 2012   #4
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

Hmmm, i dont quite understand your question. I am looking at your attachment all are showing, you can turn on bitlocker on any of them... Do you get an error when you attemp to?
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13 Mar 2012   #5
vawii

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Dear but these drives are not showing in my system only c:\ drive is showing ...........
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13 Mar 2012   #6
SnarkyTwit

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I understand what the OP is trying to say. What you can do is open up windows explorer and right click on the drive that you wish to activate bitlocker on. A context menu will appear and you can select "Turn on Bitlocker" from there. Remember to have a thumb drive handy to save your Bitlocker key on in case you forget your password. Bitlocker takes a long time to encrypt a drive, depending on the size of your drive that you want encrypted.

Good Luck!

Snarks
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13 Mar 2012   #7
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Vawii, Welcome to the windows 7 forums.

FWIW: Before you encrypt any drive, PLEASE backup any critical data and you should create a system image of the drives that you are going to encrypt. store them someplace safe and then, when the crap hits the fan and you can't access your data anymore on your encrypted drives. You will have a warm fuzzy and will feel really good that you heeded the advice of others to make a good image before you bitlockered anything.
There are several free imaging programs available in order to sya.
Just my opinion.

Rich
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14 Mar 2012   #8
vawii

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks rich ...... But now what i m facing .. I cannot even turn bitlocker on from windows explorer as well when ever i right click the drive to turn Bitlocker ON it's not showing the bit locker option ...... so now what can i do ????
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