1.    11 Nov 2015 #1
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    How to Use Bitlocker on Only Non System Drive and without TPM


    I want to use Bitlocker on my Non System E Drive without TPM. I read somewhere to do the following for without TPM:

    " Under Local Computer Policy navigate to Computer Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Bit Locker Drive Encryption \ Operating System Drives and double click on Require additional authentication at startup." and so on.

    but I am confused because the above note is mentioning "Operating System Drives " wherein I want to turn on Bitlocker on Non System Drive.

    Can we turn bitlocker "on" on Non System Drives without turning it "on" on System Drives and Can we turn it "on" on
    a Single Folder instead of Drive.

    Please advise step by step.
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  4.    11 Nov 2015 #4
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    Actually, I did not understand or I could not explain. I want to know whether TPM is for only OS drives or for other drives also. If it is for other drives also then how to set up bitlocker without TPM.
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  5.    11 Nov 2015 #5
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    TPM is for the OS drive.
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  6.    12 Nov 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by garydexter View Post
    TPM is for the OS drive.
    When I go to Bitlocker settings, it shows it is off for C drive. Below this fixed drives mentioned but fixed drives not get clicked. At same place, it is asking to turn on bitlocker which then gives message that TPM is not available and ask to set it without TPM. When I only want bitlocker for non system partition then why it is asking for TPM. Very confusing. I think True Crypt is best for me. My data is not that much sensitive. I simply want that other users of my PC should not get look at my data.
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  7.    12 Nov 2015 #7
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    So long as their accounts aren't administrator accounts and they don't know any administrator passwords, they won't be able to access your user profile folder where your data is stored.

    Failing that just set permissions on the drive so only your user account can access it.

    Bitlocker is meant me for drive encrpytion should the drive be stolen or put into another machine
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  8.    12 Nov 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by garydexter View Post
    So long as their accounts aren't administrator accounts and they don't know any administrator passwords, they won't be able to access your user profile folder where your data is stored.

    Failing that just set permissions on the drive so only your user account can access it.

    Bitlocker is meant me for drive encrpytion should the drive be stolen or put into another machine
    Thanks for this information. I am not worried about drive stolen, so I am not going for bitlocker.
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