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

16 Apr 2010   #30
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
fantastic it works! now noone will be able to access my pron collection... umm i mean private documents lol

on a serious note, can i trouble you one last time Shawn? lets say that someone tries to access my computer without the key, when it reaches the "please insert key and press escape to reboot" screen, will it do any harm to the computer to do a hard power down?
No, not at all, but I would always recommend to save close anything you were working on before logging off of the computer though.


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16 Apr 2010   #31
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

does it ask for a key if you log off then? i thought it was only on the initial bootup?
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16 Apr 2010   #32
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You know I can't remember if if also does this for just logging off and loggin on as well. As long as you have the USB key plugged in before, you'll be fine though.
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16 Apr 2010   #33
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

thank you once again god (or what/whoever you believe in) bless you and your helpful nature
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16 Apr 2010   #34
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64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Martin. Thank you, and bless you as well.
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16 Apr 2010   #35
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

iv just had a thought about this... it seems to me, that this way is actually more secure than the TPM way, i mean anyone can switch a TPM machine on and it will automatically unlock, with this method, i can keep my key on me, and noone can get at my OS...

or am i missing the point of TPM?
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16 Apr 2010   #36
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I have not used one with a TPM before, but I would imagine that it would be setup to ask for a password, or fingerprint if applicable, at startup instead before unlocking the HDD.
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16 Apr 2010   #37
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

ahh yeah... that would make sense. thought that seemed a little odd
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23 Apr 2010   #38
ysbysb

windows 7
 
 

hai,
in my laptop there is no tpm. but i enable bitlocker on drive D. but i have one doubt.
Question is:Bit locker needs to store the password required for decrypting the data drive. Where does it store the password? If it stores in C drive, is it encrypted
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23 Apr 2010   #39
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ysbysb, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is your drive D the drive that Windows 7 is installed on, or is it just another internal hard drive?

Either way, you have an option to where you want to save the "Recovery Key" file to. I would recommend to something like a USB flash drive.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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