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  1.    25 Jan 2016 #1
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    Cannot activate BitLocker or TPM in my computer running win 10 pro


    I have tried everything I think, but obviously not.
    Cannot open TPM, pop up tells me I do not Have at least 1.2. Cannot open Bit locker until I complete TPM wizard and assign myself as administrator??. then I can open Bit locker and proceed to encrypt my hard drive??
    Is there a download for 1.2++ or is it a hardware addition..
    Bob Dutton
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  2.    25 Jan 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdutton007 View Post
    I have tried everything I think, but obviously not.
    Cannot open TPM, pop up tells me I do not Have at least 1.2. Cannot open Bit locker until I complete TPM wizard and assign myself as administrator??. then I can open Bit locker and proceed to encrypt my hard drive??
    Is there a download for 1.2++ or is it a hardware addition..
    Bob Dutton
    Does the specifications for the computer say it supports TPM?
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  3.    25 Jan 2016 #3
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    TPM is a hardware feature which if your motherboard doesn't have it you can't add.

    You can enable bitlocker without a TPM chip though and unlock the drive using a password or usb key instead.

    See here BitLocker - Turn On or Off for Operating System Drive in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  4.    25 Jan 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Does the specifications for the computer say it supports TPM?
    Windows Trusted Platform Module Management Step-by-Step Guide
    It does not
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  5.    25 Jan 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    TPM is a hardware feature which if your motherboard doesn't have it you can't add.

    You can enable bitlocker without a TPM chip though and unlock the drive using a password or usb key instead.

    See here BitLocker - Turn On or Off for Operating System Drive in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Looks like I have some work cut out for me.. In the past I was always cut off at the pass by not being able to open Bit Locker --we will try all the options and see how it goes..
    I will get back to you.
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  6.    25 Jan 2016 #6
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    If you have a TPM you probably need to turn it on in the BIOS. If not, there are work-arounds but not worth the hassle in my opinion. If no TPM and you need drive encryption, you might consider VeraCrypt.
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  7.    25 Jan 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckwriter View Post
    If you have a TPM you probably need to turn it on in the BIOS. If not, there are work-arounds but not worth the hassle in my opinion. If no TPM and you need drive encryption, you might consider VeraCrypt.
    Thank you for the tip..
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  8.    26 Jan 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckwriter View Post
    If you have a TPM you probably need to turn it on in the BIOS. If not, there are work-arounds but not worth the hassle in my opinion. If no TPM and you need drive encryption, you might consider VeraCrypt.
    I use bitlocker without TPM - it isn't a hassle at all I don't think. You just set group policy Allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM and then say if you want a password or USB to unlock.

    Nice tip about VeraCrpyt - I thought that TrueCrypt project was all dead. It appears though it doesn't work with UEFI yet so isn't any good for me unfortunately. One day hopefully
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  9.    26 Jan 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    I use bitlocker without TPM - it isn't a hassle at all I don't think.
    +1 to that.

    I have Bitlocker on my laptop which is too old to have TPM. It only takes a few minutes to change the TPM configuration (as in the Tutorial already linked to).

    Once setup, I then have to enter a password every time I start up, but that's the same as it was with Truecrypt and I guess Veracrypt will be similar.
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  10.    26 Jan 2016 #10
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    Interesting. i thought a flash drive was required?
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