Frequently Asked Questions

Windows 8 Pro, 8.1 Pro, 10 Pro Encryption Instructions

Enabling Bitlocker Drive Encryption

Step 1
  1. Go to the “My Computer/My PC” folder.
  2. Right click on the C: Drive, and select Turn On BitLocker. If the option to Turn On Bitlocker is missing, please follow these steps.
  3. You can also access the menu from Control Panel – System and Security – Bitlocker Drive Encryption.
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Step 2
Select Enter a password.
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Step 3
  1. Enter, then reenter your password (at least eight characters or more is recommended).
  2. Click Next.
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Step 4
  1. Save your recovery key via one of the listed methods. Make sure you don't lose it!
  2. Click Next.
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Step 5
  1. Select "Encrypt entire drive" option.
  2. Click Next.
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Step 6
  1. Make sure the checkbox for Run BitLocker system check is selected.
  2. Click Continue.
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Step 7
A pop-up on the lower-right a prompt to restart the computer. Restart your PC to begin the encryption process.

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Step 8
  1. Enter the encryption password created in step 10. If you are successful in getting into Windows, you're all set.
  2. The encryption process will run in the background, it could take from 30 minutes – 2 hours depends on how much data you have in your hard drive.
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You have now successfully completed the BitLocker encryption process!

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