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Windows 8 Pro, 8.1 Pro, 10 Pro Encryption Instructions
Enabling Bitlocker Drive Encryption
Go to the “My Computer/My PC” folder.
Right click on the C: Drive, and select
Turn On BitLocker.
If the option to Turn On Bitlocker is missing,
please follow these steps
You can also access the menu from
Control Panel – System and Security – Bitlocker Drive Encryption.
Enter a password
Enter, then reenter your password (at least eight characters or more is recommended).
Save your recovery key via one of the listed methods.
Make sure you don't lose it!
"Encrypt entire drive"
Make sure the checkbox for
Run BitLocker system check
A pop-up on the lower-right a prompt to restart the computer. Restart your PC to begin the encryption process.
Enter the encryption password created in step 10. If you are successful in getting into Windows, you're all set.
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.
You have now successfully completed the BitLocker encryption process!
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