2 wierd issues with my laptop??

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  1. thomaseg1's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 20H2 19042.804 & 21327.1000

    If it is a Microsoft account then it may be syncing with another computer on the account.
    transferring the settings to the new system.
    I have had such though mine is the reverse of yours, when setting up a computer
    autologin is enabled. just easier for me, after I get the computer the way I want, I turn
    off autologin.
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  2. jumanji's Avatar
    Posts : 5,660
    Windows 10 Home 64bit Version 20H2

    About Device encryption

    JLAF5150 said:
    Hey Everybody,

    I have a newer laptop that is a Dell, now I reinstalled windows 10 without the Dell bloat and now when I first bootup I have to hit CTRL + ALT + DEL to get the password window to show up even tho I did not enable that feature in Windows.. I t does not do that on a restart ony when I first turn on the laptop after it has been off overnight.

    I also have another wierd anamoly that Bit Locker is installed and was enabled on my drive and I was reading about bit locker it should only be avaialble on Win 10 Pro, I was wondering why it was there and encrypting my drive..?
    Hi @JLAF5150,

    Wierd anamoly .......!!!!!! May be it is wired into your system.

    What exactly is the model no. of your Dell laptop? Maybe your Dell laptop supports Device Encryption.

    To check, type System Information in the search field and run it as administrator.
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    Roll down and check. Does it say " Device Encryption Support - Meets prerequisites ". That's it.
    Your Dell Laptop incorporates Device Encryption, which is a less rigorous form of Standard bitlocker encryption.
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    Explained here: "
    Device encryption is available on supported devices running any Windows 10 edition. If you want to use standard BitLocker encryption instead, it's available on supported devices running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education. Some devices have both types of encryption. For example, a Surface Pro which runs Windows 10 Pro has both the simplified device encryption experience, and the full BitLocker management controls."


    To be continued after a short break. Coffee time.( I only make my coffee)

    Last edited by jumanji; 08 Feb 2020 at 05:06.
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  3. jumanji's Avatar
    Posts : 5,660
    Windows 10 Home 64bit Version 20H2

    About Device encryption (Continued)

    Back on track,

    If indeed your system supports Device encryption, you will also find a "Device Encryption" applet in Control Panel.

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    Click on it and in the ensuing screen click on "Backup your Recovery key" to save/print it.

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    Alternatively, You can go to Settings > Update & Security > Device Encryption and click on "Bitlocker settings" to save/print the recovery key

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    You can also retrieve the recovery key from your Microsoft account from any PC https://account.microsoft.com/devices/recoverykey

    For more details https://www.dell.com/support/article...ystems?lang=en
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