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Windows 7: BIOS with no boot options

28 Jan 2015   #41
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nevergiveup View Post
whs do you read the post #37 and its link here in this thread. its a common problem not peculier to you.
Sorry, in the heat of the action I must have missed that one. But that is very interesting. However, a friend who just got an Asus T100 Transformer for $349 has the same problem. Here they also locked everything with the bitlocker encryption. What sense does that make.


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28 Jan 2015   #42
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Bitlocker

Doesn't make any sense to encrypt the windows partition by default. If anything it should only be an option.
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28 Jan 2015   #43
nevergiveup

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

The actual purpose of these low cost netbooks are browsing,file reading.for these we dont need space consuming resource hog windows simple chrome os is enough.capturing markert share.preventing invasion of chrome os.
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28 Jan 2015   #44
whs
Microsoft MVP

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I am not really sure whether chromebooks are such a big threat. And the 32GBs are ample. You can supplement with a 32GB Micro SD card. That should suffice for such a small system - at least my wife who has a T100 with the same specs is not complaining. We even put images on the SD card. Works well.
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28 Jan 2015   #45
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Doesn't make any sense to encrypt the windows partition by default. If anything it should only be an option.
May be it's the side effect of creating online user accounts. "Windows 8.x" may silently turn on bit locker if online account is created instead of traditional offline user accounts.

Windows 8.1 Will Start Encrypting Hard Drives By Default: Everything You Need to Know
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29 Jan 2015   #46
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
Quote:
Doesn't make any sense to encrypt the windows partition by default. If anything it should only be an option.
May be it's the side effect of creating online user accounts. "Windows 8.x" may silently turn on bit locker if online account is created instead of traditional offline user accounts.

Windows 8.1 Will Start Encrypting Hard Drives By Default: Everything You Need to Know
Thanks for the link. If it is that simple, I should have used that myself. I feel like a dummy. I will try the procedure tomorrow on a friend's laptop who has the same problem. Let's hope it works.

This is the procedure - very easy.

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Windows Key + I and select Change PC settings.
Navigate to PC and devices -> PC info. At the bottom of the PC info pane, you’ll see a Device Encryption section. Select Turn Off
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29 Jan 2015   #47
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Windows Key + I and select Change PC settings.
Navigate to PC and devices -> PC info. At the bottom of the PC info pane, you’ll see a Device Encryption section. Select Turn Off
Update: This procedure worked. I just decrypted an Asus T100 of a friend with it. It was a no-brainer. I wish I had known 2 weeks ago, then my laptop would not be roaming the country.
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29 Jan 2015   #48
nevergiveup

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

congrats whs such a simple idea solved your problem.wow these guys doing everything with bigpicture low cost for competiting against chromebook and auto encryption for online storage.
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29 Jan 2015   #49
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nevergiveup View Post
congrats whs such a simple idea solved your problem.wow these guys doing everything with bigpicture low cost for competiting against chromebook and auto encryption for online storage.
Yeah right, unfortunately I could only apply my newly gained knowledge on a friend's laptop - not on my own. That is roaming the country now. I hope those Asus guys don't mess it up.

There was one point still open though - the RECIMG command did not work with the encryption - which may make a certain sense. But after decryption it still did not work. I wonder whether the encryption shut it off and the decryption did not put it back on or whether that function is not available in 32bit W8.1.
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30 Jan 2015   #50
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Curious Wolfgang: that Windows Key + I command: does that bring up a Windows control application, or an Asus/UEFI control application?
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