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Windows 7: Internal Hard Drive Password Protection

03 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Internal Hard Drive Password Protection

I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64bit (SP1) on my Small Business Computer
Three Internal Hard Drives: CDrive is OS, DDrive is Data, EDrive is Data

I would like to password protect both of my data drives. I want to have to enter a password to access ANY info on these this possiable? Any and all help or suggestions here is fully appreciated. :)

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03 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Kinda like full disk encryption? The idea being that a stolen drive does not equate to loosing data?
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03 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Using windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise has a feature called BitLocker which will do exactly what your asking. Since you are using 7 Pro, you would have to use some sort of 3rd party software to do that. Doing a google search for such software comes up with a lot of free and paid software for doing that.
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03 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Thanks BassFisher...I did the search but there are so many that I'm just not sure which would be best. Could you recommend one or maybe two? I was told that even though the 7Pro doesn't have the bitlocker, I could still download and use the bitlocker?
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03 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

I highly recommend Truecrypt - TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux - it's free and extremely capable, frankly I can't imagine a better encryption app than this one :) (I use it for my OS partitions on both my laptop and desktop PCs and for full encryption of an external backup drive)
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03 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Got it and thanks much for all your help guys! :)
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16 Sep 2012   #7

windows 7 Professional 32bit operating system

Hi good day!! Can you please help me? I want to password protect my internal hard drive but i don't know how. I read that there is a bitlocker in windows 7 but i don't know if it suitable in my o.s. My pc is running in windows 7 professional with a 32bit os. I also read that bitlocker is just for windows 7 ultimate and i forgot the other version. Can i use the bitlocker in my windows 7 professional? I appreciate all your help. Thank you.
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