Technical Discussion
  >> Windows Issues


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.


Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | (show all)   Print Thread
Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 03-Aug-15 16:57:02
Print Post

Win 10 - Encrypted Drive


[link to this post]
 
Just highlighting this if people are not already aware!

By chance I've discovered that my Win 10 has defaulted to encrypting my main HDD (i.e. the C:\ Drive), with bit-locker.

If you are not aware of this, & then subsequently have Win 10 fail to start, I think that you will find that you can kiss your Data goodbye (since you won't have the Bit-Locker Key!).

However, I've discovered that (under "Settings", "System", "About") you can switch it of and/or obtain a Recovery Key.

HTH

Regards,
John
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Mon 03-Aug-15 17:57:23
Print Post

Re: Win 10 - Encrypted Drive


[re: johnjburness] [link to this post]
 
Bet you missed this
Windows 8.1 will automatically encrypt the storage on modern Windows PCs. This will help protect your files in case someone steals your laptop and tries to get at them, but it has important ramifications for data recovery.

Previously, “BitLocker” was available on Professional and Enterprise editions of Windows, while “Device Encryption” was available on Windows RT and Windows Phone. Device encryption is included with all editions of Windows 8.1 — and it’s on by default.
Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 03-Aug-15 18:07:32
Print Post

Re: Win 10 - Encrypted Drive


[re: BatBoy] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by BatBoy:
Bet you missed this

Yep! And I bet that so did a lot of people!

Just went back to my main PC (still with 8.1 on it) & I can't find any reference to it, nor can I find any settings associated with it (i.e. turning it off & on, plus downloading a Recovery Key)!

Regards,
John


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.

Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Mon 03-Aug-15 18:21:46
Print Post

Re: Win 10 - Encrypted Drive


[re: johnjburness] [link to this post]
 
Yep! And I bet that so did a lot of people!


I'm having a read of this now smile

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-8/using-d...

plusnet user
Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 03-Aug-15 20:44:26
Print Post

Re: Win 10 - Encrypted Drive


[re: johnjburness] [link to this post]
 
All my machines running pro and drives are not encrypted.

Tim
www.xilo.net & freenetname
Billion 7800 on 24 Meg LLU
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...
Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 03-Aug-15 21:41:19
Print Post

Re: Win 10 - Encrypted Drive


[re: Banger] [link to this post]
 
I don't think the Windows 10 Home versions have it - whilst the Bitlocker option is in System -> About, clicking on it does nothing.

Now with plusnet
Twitter
Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 03-Aug-15 22:33:13
Print Post

Re: Win 10 - Encrypted Drive


[re: MrTAToad2] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by MrTAToad2:
I don't think the Windows 10 Home versions have it

My Windows 10 Home version has it!

Regards,
John
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 03-Aug-15 23:09:16
Print Post

Re: Win 10 - Encrypted Drive


[re: Banger] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Banger:
All my machines running pro and drives are not encrypted.

Same here with Windows 8.1 pro, Bit locker is off.

Adrian

Desktop machine now powered by windows 8 pro 64bit, no dreaded metro and Linux , laptop by Linux

Plusnet FTTC
Standard User rogerfp
(member) Tue 04-Aug-15 21:07:02
Print Post

Re: Win 10 - Encrypted Drive


[re: johnjburness] [link to this post]
 
Windows (of any flavour) doesn't encrypt drives by default. It has to be turned on by choice. To turn it on by default would be stupid. It just doesn't happen.
Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 04-Aug-15 22:14:10
Print Post

Re: Win 10 - Encrypted Drive


[re: rogerfp] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by rogerfp:
Windows (of any flavour) doesn't encrypt drives by default. It has to be turned on by choice. To turn it on by default would be stupid. It just doesn't happen.

Well, I certainly did NOT turn it on, but it IS on in my newly upgraded Win 10!

Regards,
John
Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | (show all)   Print Thread

Jump to