I can't see how, in the case of having a laptop stolen, bitlocker would protect my data.
If the laptop has a TPM chip, the encryption is tied to the TPM chip.. If the laptop is stolen, then the thief has access to the data on it because it would enable windows to load..
So, what is the point? I want to use drive encryption that relies on user input to put the key in. Not a usb/SD card, because they can be lost, but a password or a fingerprint. Is there any way to do this with bitlocker?
If not, what could I use to encrypt the drive, and require a password or fingerprint on startup? I have a thinkpad T530, and it has the ability to use a finger print to boot the machine, use it as a bios/power on/disk password, and a windows password.
What I would want to do, ideally, is one finger for boot/power on/disk password, and another for encryption.