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Windows 7: BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM

18 Jan 2010   #10
mrdcjohn

win 07 ultimate 32bit
 
 

just when i go to the C: drive and attempt to turn on bitlocker. the tutorial i was referring to was the one describing preparing a computer with or without the chip (TPM) and yes win 7 is working fine
regards


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18 Jan 2010   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

John,

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window to show you drive layout? Perhaps something may show why the target drive cannot be found.
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20 Jan 2010   #12
mrdcjohn

win 07 ultimate 32bit
 
 
scrshts

I tried shrinking the volume on the C: drive but to no success

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20 Jan 2010   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

John,

I must admit that I do not see a reason here for why you cannot turn on BitLocker for the C: drive. What is interesting is that it will not let you shrink the drive as well. What message does it tell you for why it can't? I'm guessing that this may be the cause.
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23 Jan 2010   #14
mrdcjohn

win 07 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Bitlocker INOP

thanks again for the guidance. I know just enough too often to get in trouble.
Im gonna assume doing my monthly CCleaning did something good cause shortly after loading bitlocker to get a more detailed description to answer you It took off and what do ya know downloaded and locked my C:drive.
regards, doug


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23 Jan 2010   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Doug,

That's great news. I'm happy to hear that you got it lock with BitLocker.
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12 Apr 2010   #16
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

quick question, can the USB key be used for other files too? or does it have to be exclusively for the bitlocker files?
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12 Apr 2010   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Martin,

Yes, you can still save other files on the USB key in addition to the bitlocker recovery key file.
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13 Apr 2010   #18
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Didn't MS change BitBlocker with an update recently to make BitBlocker work without TPM? Does anyone know if they made the changes listed here or did they do something different? I configured BitBlocker on a PC 4 days ago without TPM and it worked without making any of the above changes. ???
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13 Apr 2010   #19
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

thanks shawn
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