Windows 10: Turn On or Off BitLocker for Operating System Drive in Windows 10  

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
  1.    29 Jul 2016 #10

    Hi Shawn,

    Thank you for your reply.

    1. Would it be the case if a file leaves the pc it would be decrypted?
    2. And is there a posibillity that the boot sector can be encrypted with bitlocker?
    In that case the disk would be unreadable without the key in another system but data is safe.

    Can you shed some light on this?

    Kind regards,

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 30,069
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
    Thread Starter
       29 Jul 2016 #11


    These would be questions better asked in a new thread of your own since they may get detailed and go off topic from this tutorial.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 806
    7 and 10 on various machines
       27 Jul 2017 #12

    Hello Shawn mate now I have just asked this very question as part of another thread if zI choose to use Bitlocker on a dual boot drive does the whole drive get encrypted or just the partition with 10 on it? The other partition has got 7 on it I ask because this would be my travel laptop.

    Another small query is how good is Bitlocker because one is always seeing ads for encrypting software and I was am interested to hear what you think about how it stacks up those other programs// I am sure it is probably as safe in if not safer than those other programs.

    Lastly if the 7 was not able to be encrypted as part of the whole drive would there be any possibility of an aftermarket encryption program interfering with Bitlocker though again I am assuming because of different partitions this would not be an issue but I do like to check.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Posts : 30,069
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
    Thread Starter
       27 Jul 2017 #13

    Hello John, :)

    BitLocker would only encrypt the drive letter (not whole disk) that Windows is installed on. You could encrypt both OS drives separately, or just one.

    BitLocker offers pretty good protection. I would recommend to change the cipher strength from step 1 to 256 bit instead of the default 128 bit for even better protection.

    If you encrypt with BitLocker, be sure to back up your BitLocker recovery key to a safe location. If you should ever need to recover these encrypted drives in the future, you will not be able to do so without the recovery key.

    Backup BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10 Windows 10 Security System Tutorials
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5. Posts : 806
    7 and 10 on various machines
       28 Jul 2017 #14

    Thanks Shawn I think I will do my ravel laptop first because it is the only machine that goes anywhere though I will have to use a third party encryption for the 7 partition but same thing I guess:)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Tutorial Categories

Turn On or Off BitLocker for Operating System Drive in Windows 10 Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Xbox Windows Phone

Related Threads
Have Bitlocker Prompt for Password on Non-System Drive in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
I am running Windows 10 Pro. I am using BitLocker on a non-system drive and not on my system drive. I am not planning on using it on my system drive. I do not have a TPM compatible computer. Once I log into Windows, I would like to be prompted...
How to Turn On or Off BitLocker for Removable Data Drives in Windows 10 You can use BitLocker Drive Encryption to help protect your files on an entire drive. BitLocker can help block hackers from accessing the system files they rely on to...
Solved How to Use Bitlocker on Only Non System Drive and without TPM in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
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...
Installation & Upgrade Change Operating System Name at Startup in Windows 10 in Tutorials
How to Change Operating System Name at Startup in Windows 10 If you have more than one operating system installed on your PC, then you will see a Choose an operation system (Windows Boot Manager) screen at startup with the name (description) of...
Will Microsoft release a windows 10 32 bit operating system? The reason I ask this it is not clear. If Microsoft is not going to release a 32 bit operating system for windows 10, I will be wasting my time testing windows 10. The reason is...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:52.
Find Us