Device encryption turned on automatically everytime I clean install OS

  1. Posts : 632
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    Device encryption turned on automatically everytime I clean install OS

    Everytime after I clean install Windows 10, why my device encryption turned on automatically? After I clean install Windows 10, I did turned off device encryption. I did not use bitlocker and other encryption software
    My system manufacturer: Seneca
    My system model number: PRO904059
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    Win 10 Pro 64b 22H2

    Why do you keep doing a clean install of Windows 10? I only had to do it once a few years ago.
    The Windows 10 default is to enable it, I assume.
    A clean install is just that, it ignores any prior setup so the fact you turned it off on a past clean install is not remembered.
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations


    This is normal. Device Encryption is turned on by default, so a clean install to default will have it turned back on.

    Device encryption is available on supported devices (ex: tablet or 2-in-1 laptop) running any Windows 10 edition. If you want to use standard BitLocker encryption instead, it is only available on supported devices running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education. Some devices have both types of encryption. BitLocker is not available on Windows 10 Home edition.

    How to Turn On or Off Device Encryption in Windows 10
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  4. Posts : 11,632
    Windows11 Home 64bit v:23H2 b:22631.3374

    To add further to what Brink has said,

    Automatic device encryption only starts after the clean install is completed, and a Microsoft Account (MSA) is used on the system (e.g. use MSA for Windows login, add MSA as email, app, and work or school account, log in to the Microsoft Store app with MSA, redeem or activate Microsoft Office or other Microsoft applications with MSA).
    Last edited by jumanji; 21 Feb 2022 at 23:20.
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  5. Posts : 632
    Linux Lite
    Thread Starter

    thank you jumanji and Brink
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  6. Posts : 49
    Windows 11 10.0.22567.1 Pro

    f23948 said:
    thank you jumanji and Brink
    Nothing a simple web search wouldn't have answered for you.
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