Device Encryption for Dell windows 10


  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 1903
       #1

    Device Encryption for Dell windows 10


    Device Encryption for Dell windows 10
    I tried to update my BIOS as suggested by Dell but it kept failing. Here is their reply:
    We received a support assist request reporting that your computer is unable to update the latest version of System Bios.
    We regret for the inconvenience caused to you.

    We request you to perform the below steps

    Click the bottom-left Start button to open the Start Menu, type control panel in the search box and select Control Panel in the results

    Click on Programs & features, look for below applications, right click on each application and uninstall it

    Dell update - support assist update plug in
    Dell update

    Once you uninstall the above applications restart the computer post which install the Bios by click on the below link manually

    https://www.dell.com/support/home/us...n-3471-desktop

    I followed this and it instructed me to turn off encryption before running the update, so I did.
    I did to remember how to get back to the screen where I turned it off.
    I chatted with Dell and the rep said it was better to leave it off.
    It was on before and it seems desirable to have on, what should I do?
    I do not know my recovery key. How do I find it?
    Thank you.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,205
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
       #2

    Hello mlpilger,

    Device encryption helps protect your data, and it's available on a wide range of Windows devices. If you turn on device encryption, the data on your device can only be accessed by people who've been authorized.

    It depends on you if you would like to turn back on Device Encryption or not, but it will help protect your data as mentioned above if needed by you.

    How to Turn On or Off Device Encryption in Windows 10

    You will only need the BitLocker recovery key if Device Encryption is turned on and you are unable to unlock it at startup as usual.

    If you do turn on Device Encryption, be sure to back up the BitLocker recovery key afterwards. I would recommend to at least back up to your Microsoft account if you sign in to Windows 10 with it.

    Backup BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10

    Find BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10
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  3. jumanji's Avatar
    Posts : 5,560
    Windows 10 Home 64bit Version 20H2
       #3

    Hi @mlpilger

    The Standard BitLocker encryption in Windows 10 is the “full” device encryption with management controls. The Device encryption is a simplified encryption with no management controls. It also can't encrypt removable disks.

    The following screenshots are specific to Device Encryption.

    Device Encryption for Dell windows 10-27-03-2020-18-19-45.jpg

    Device Encryption for Dell windows 10-b15-03-2020-20-02-06.jpg

    Device Encryption for Dell windows 10-c27-03-2020-18-47-57.jpg

    Device Encryption for Dell windows 10-27-03-2020-18-54-29.jpg

    The recovery keys are also automatically saved to your Microsoft Account (MSA) when the device is encrypted and can be retrieved from https://account.microsoft.com/devices/recoverykey

    Device Encryption for Dell windows 10-27-03-2020-19-41-36.jpg

    Device Encryption for Dell windows 10-27-03-2020-19-46-10.jpg


    Last edited by jumanji; 27 Mar 2020 at 12:26.
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  4. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 1903
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks for everyone's help! Now I just have to decide what I want to do.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,205
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
       #5

    Glad we could help. Please let us know how it went.
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