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Windows 7: Not able to use bitlocker, why?

29 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Not able to use bitlocker, why?

Thank you for taking the time to help me.

I installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my computer that used to be running Vista. It is the Sager NP2096.

I want to enable bitlocker but it wont let me. Can I do anything?

If I can get it to work, will enabling it possibly erase my files or setting?

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Thank you



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29 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome to SF!

A google search of the error was very helpful for me. Try this article: How To Use BitLocker on Drives without TPM - How-To Geek
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29 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Welcome to SF!

A google search of the error was very helpful for me. Try this article: How To Use BitLocker on Drives without TPM - How-To Geek
Thanks! I'll give it a shot now.

Any danger in doing so?
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29 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I can't imagine, but a backup is always a good idea, even in non-risk situations.

See this tutorial on creating a system image: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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29 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

O man this rocks!
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29 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I can't imagine, but a backup is always a good idea, even in non-risk situations.

See this tutorial on creating a system image: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
lol, thanks for the back-up advice but it says I need over 200GB to do it and I don't have that type of space lying around. The most I have is a 70GB external drive and it already has my valuable files stored on it. O well....
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29 Apr 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi! blakenowazdi, welcome to SF

I was offered this Hotfix, and am passing it on to you in case you will need it.

A computer stops responding during shutdown if BitLocker is enabled on the system drive on a computer that is running Windows 7 Ulitimate or Windows Server 2008 R2





Two reasons I didn't install are:
  • I don't use Bitlocker
  • And have Windows 7 home premium
From your description you can't get Bitlocker enabled, and this fix is for PC that stops running after you do get it running.

Anak

Edit:

blakenowazdi,

That 70gb external drive wouldn't be a
fat32HDD would it? most come with that as the default format maybe if you went to NTFS, it''ll take.

Read here:
Can not use BitLocker - why?
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29 Apr 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blakenowazdi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I can't imagine, but a backup is always a good idea, even in non-risk situations.

See this tutorial on creating a system image: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
lol, thanks for the back-up advice but it says I need over 200GB to do it and I don't have that type of space lying around. The most I have is a 70GB external drive and it already has my valuable files stored on it. O well....
How big is your used space on C - 200GB sounds very, very large. If it is less than 100GB, I will make another suggestion.
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29 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blakenowazdi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I can't imagine, but a backup is always a good idea, even in non-risk situations.

See this tutorial on creating a system image: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
lol, thanks for the back-up advice but it says I need over 200GB to do it and I don't have that type of space lying around. The most I have is a 70GB external drive and it already has my valuable files stored on it. O well....
How big is your used space on C - 200GB sounds very, very large. If it is less than 100GB, I will make another suggestion.
used space is something like 191Gb free of a 250GB disk. I cant tell for sure because Bitlocker is currently encrypting my drive.
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29 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Hi! blakenowazdi, welcome to SF

I was offered this Hotfix, and am passing it on to you in case you will need it.

A computer stops responding during shutdown if BitLocker is enabled on the system drive on a computer that is running Windows 7 Ulitimate or Windows Server 2008 R2



Two reasons I didn't install are:
  • I don't use Bitlocker
  • And have Windows 7 home premium
From your description you can't get Bitlocker enabled, and this fix is for PC that stops running after you do get it running.

Anak
thank you, i hope i wont have that problem
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