1.    02 Aug 2015 #1
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    option to only use password for Bitlocker?


    On WIndows 10 Professional, can you use Bitlocker on a PC that has no TPM, and also not use a USB key? That is, can you specify that your drive will be unlocked solely by a password?
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  2.    03 Aug 2015 #2
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    Sadly it defeats the purpose of bit-locker if it only used a password. So no you must use either a TPM or a USB.
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  3.    03 Aug 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by ochimo View Post
    Sadly it defeats the purpose of bit-locker if it only used a password. So no you must use either a TPM or a USB.
    The purpose of Bitlocker is to make it difficult for anyone to access your drive contents without your authorization.

    How would that purpose be "defeated" by encrypting the drive with a secure password?
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  4.    03 Aug 2015 #4
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    Haven't turned it on but the setting in gpedit is there like it was in 8 to allow bitlocker without TPM so it should work.
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  5.    22 Aug 2015 #5
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    I've got Bitlocker working without the need for TPM or USB. Worked fine once I set the group policy to allow it. All it insisted on doing was saving my passphrase to an external drive before encrypting, which is fair enough.

    HTH
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