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How to use Microsoft BitLocker

Posted on 2014-07-22
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Hi,
Maybe I am a dork but I can't turn on BitLocker for the OS (C:) hard drive. Here are the facts:
>I have a Windows 7 64 bit Pro computer
>I enter BitLocker in the search box
>I go to Manage Fine Encryption Certificates and create the certificate
*BitLocker is not available  when I right click on the OS hard drive

Any help would be appreciated!
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Question by:PAMurillo
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by:flubbster
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Have you followed the instructions as explained here?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee424299%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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McKnife earned 500 total points
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BL is not part of win7 pro edition. You need 8 pro or 7 ultimate/enterprise.
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by:PAMurillo
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Thanks McKnife
I feel like a dork still but at least I know.
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by:PAMurillo
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I ended up using TrueCrypt to encrypt the computer
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by:McKnife
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The truecrypt project is dead. I would have recommended Disk Cryptor (free and open source).
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