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Enabling Bitlocker for computer that does not have TPM



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  1. Click on the Windows button and type in the search box,  GPEDIT.MSC and press enter
  2. Open Computer Configuration => Administrative Templates => Windows Components => BitLocker Drive Encryption => Operating System Drives. From the right pane double-click "Require additional authentication at startup"

  3. Select Enabled radio button and check the box for "Allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM...". Click OK and close the policy editor.

  4. Right-click your C drive in the Computer folder, click Turn on BitLocker

  5. Select Enter a password

  6. Enter, then reenter your password (at least eight characters or more is recommended). Click Next

  7. Select Print the recovery key.  Either xps or pdf will do.   Open the file and take a picture of the recovery key.  ITSupport should save this in ITOperations OneNote. The key is NOT required to boot the machine. The Recovery Key is useful in case you forget your encryption password. Click Next.

  8. Select "Encrypt used disk space only..", click Next.

  9. Click Continue.

  10. A pop-up on the lower-right a prompt to restart the computer. Restart your PC.

  11. Enter the encryption password created in step six. If you are successful in getting into Windows, you're all set.

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Date added: 2018-07-23 19:08:09
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