Turn on BitLocker without TPM
Posted on 2015-02-11
I have Win 8.1 Pro. My system has TPM. Our security guy wants me to turn BitLocker on but does not want me to use TPM; he's concerned about accessing the drive if the motherboard fails. Instead, a USB key should be required.
Someone is going to say that TPM passwords can be saved and used to initialize a new TPM. True. But that's not relevant for me.
When I try to turn on BitLocker from the Control Panel dialog, it insists on turning on TPM. How can I avoid it and use a USB key instead?