Windows Setup after BitLocker activation RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I'm not sure if this is the correct forum. Anyway:

    I'm practicing on Full Disk Encrption solutions. BitLocker is one of them. I was wondering if it is possible, to encrypt the hard drive before installing Windows Vista Enterprise on it. Is there anyone who can help me/made experiences?

    Thanks in advance
    Wednesday, August 13, 2008 10:06 AM


  • Hello Danilov,


    BitLocker is a new feature of Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise for client computers and Windows Server 2008 for servers. It could only work after installing these Windows OS.


    So, I am afraid that you cannot use BitLocker to encrypt your disk before installing Windows Vista. For more information, please refer to:


    BitLocker Drive Encryption



    If you'd like to know something about the Full Disk Encryption subject, the following hyperlink might be helpful.




    Thursday, August 14, 2008 7:35 AM