cyber security

How to setup BitLocker in Windows 10 Professional


This is a straight forward setup on how to activate BitLocker in Windows 10 Profession to encrypt the entire drive of your laptop.

  • In “Search the web and Windows” type BitLocker then hit the [Enter] key.
  • It will ask you to save your BitLocker Recovery Key. I suggest that you save it to your USB drive or cloud storage like OneDrive, DropBox, Box, etc.

Choose how much of your drive to encrypt.

If you’re setting up BitLocker on a new drive or new PC, you only need to encrypt the part of the drive that’s currently being used. BitLocker encrypts new data automatically as you add it.

If you’re enabling BitLocker on a PC or drive that’s already in use, consider encrypting the entire drive. Encrypting the entire drive ensures that all data is protected-even data that you deleted but that might still contain retrievable info.

  • Encrypt entire drive (slower but best for PCs and drives already in use.

Are you ready to encrypt this drive?

Encryption may take a while depending on the size of the drive. You can keep working while the drive is being encrypted, although your PC might run more slowly.

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Put check on “Run BitLocker system check” just to make sure.

The system check ensures that BitLocker can read the recovery and encryption keys correctly before encrypting the drive.

BitLocker will restart your computer before encrypting.

Note. This check might take a while, but is recommended to ensure that you selected unlock method works without requiring the recovery key.

Click Continue. You will see a prompt “You’re computer will restart”. After a few minutes your computer is encrypted.

It’s all done. I hope this help you.

Related: How to encrypt your workstation running Windows 8/10 Operating System using BitLocker.

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  1. If you activate the BitLocker in a desktop computer, you will see the following error.

    This device can’t use a Trusted Platform Module. Your Administrator must set the “Allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM’ option in the “Require additional authentication at startup” policy for OS volumes.

    I’ll share the solution later on.

    Thank you.

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