How to use Bitlocker on a Dell XPS 8600, if possible.

I have a new client that game me his pc to encrypt using bitlocker which I've never done before.  After a quick internet search I figured no big deal.  I tried to enable it through control panel and it said that TMP was not enable.

I went into the bios and I don't see any options in there.  Internet search seems to say I won't find it on this system.  Is there anything I can do?  He already had his system upgraded from Windows 7 home to Windows 7 Ultimate in order to use bitlocker.  I know there's other encryption methods besides bitlocker but since he already paid someone else for the Ultimate upgrade I'm sure he'd prefer to use bitlocker.  Please advice and thank you.  

DELL XPS 8300,  AMERICAN MEGATRENDS BIOS VERSION A06,  SERVICE TAG 70W9XR1
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/c61f2a12-8ae6-4957-b031-97b4d762cf31#BKMK_S5 tells you what to do without a tpm. Set that policy, wait some seconds and then you can enable it. On win7, you will need a USB key to authenticate, there is no way to use a password on win7... there is only TPM (which you don't have), or startup USB key. That was changed with win8 where we may use a password.
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PCGalOfCalAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  I'll check it out this afternoon and post if I have any questions.  :-)
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Thank You.
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