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Windows 7: think there may be a problem with my system for BitLocker?

15 Nov 2010   #1
Darryl Moncton

Win 7 64 BIt
think there may be a problem with my system for BitLocker?

I am wondering if you think there may be a problem with my system. I have it set currently dual boot, XP 32 bit on one partition, and Win7 Ultimate 64 Bit on the other partition, Partition boot manager was installed using the win7 setup.

I am interested in setting up bitlocker. I am interested in setting it up but I don't know if it will be a huge mess because of the dual boot and having a windows xp there.

Also I will check when I get home to see if My bios supports TPM. I hate to need to use a flash drive stick... I would end up loosing it or having it go corrupt.

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15 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1

It is possible, however..

What is your first partition?
Do you have hidden system partition created by Windows 7?
Do you want to encrypt just Windows 7 or both?

It is necessary to have hidden system reserved partition to use Bitlocker and as far as I can remember it must be first partition in the drive.
If you qualify to previous, and only want to encrypt Windows 7 partition. It is possible and quite easy.

But, Anyway First of all BACKUP! You don't know something may go wrong.

P.S. if you PC comes up not supporting TPM: BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM
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15 Nov 2010   #3
Darryl Moncton

Win 7 64 BIt

I have looked at what you said.. No need to back up stuff as everything is replaceable... sort
I did come to the error of permisions as my bios isn't tpm supported but the tutorial on this forum got me through that.. I scanned my system and said all is fine.
It is encripting as we speak. Unfortunatly because of the tpm, I will need to use a usb stick to boot.. I was looking to not do that as if I would loose it, it would be a computer gone... I guess I will just make sure I have a stick hidden somewhere with the data on it as I will need it everytime i boot up. Thanks for your info.
I am part of some other forums and I refer this forum to all other ones as it is the best win 7 forum that I have ever seen.. Thanks to all on here.
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