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  • Hi all,

    i was wondering if my thinking is ok about enabling BitLocker.

    When enabling BitLocker for the OS drive and also fixed and removable drives, how is the process working?

    OS drive requires a PIN code. Once the PIN is entered, the decrypt key will be read from the TPM chip, and the OS will load. But when will fixed drives be decrypted? I have tested BitLocker in my own Windows 7 system. I can choose to set the D drive so that it will automatically unlock when my system is starting. I dont want to enter another password for my D drive.
    So when i choose to auto unlock, how will the process be for my fixed drive?

    Thanks for the reply.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 11:14 AM

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  • Hello,

    For your question on BitLocker, you may kindly check the following TechNet articles.

    BitLocker Drive Encryption Overview

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/BitLocker-Drive-Encryption-Overview

    BitLocker Drive Encryption in Windows 7: Frequently Asked Questions

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee449438(WS.10).aspx

    Hope this articles can address your concern.


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    • Proposed as answer by Scorprio_Milo Tuesday, April 26, 2011 11:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Thursday, May 5, 2011 7:21 AM
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 11:47 AM
  • Hi Scorpio_Milo,

    I noticed the second article you reference was last updated in April of 2007 and applies to Vista and Server 2008.  Is this info all still accurate for Windows 7 and Windows 8?  Nothing has changed or been updated since?  I'm looking for confirmation that the Vista info is all still relevant with the more recent operating systems.  Any feedback would be great.

    Thanks! 

    Wednesday, August 14, 2013 7:01 PM