Enabling Microsoft® Windows® 7 BitLocker Recovery
What are the advantages and requirements of BitLocker recovery?
Windows 7 has many built-in tools to help with program compatibility and it also features an improved backup solution to help keep your information safe. BitLocker recovery feature in Windows 7 is the software tool which provides protection to the system. It can also be used to unlock fixed data drives and removable data drives. It provides high security to the system as well as encrypted data in the system. To protect the system from unauthorized access, BitLocker recovery tool is very useful.
Following details discuss about the role of BitLocker and its need and requirements for using BitLocker in Windows 7:
- BitLocker recovery
- Need and requirements of BitLocker recovery
- Tips to use BitLocker recovery
BitLocker recovery is one of the data protection features in Windows 7, which provides protection to the confidential data. It protects the system from the unauthorized access. BitLocker is a software tool that is packaged with the Windows 7 Operating System. BitLocker is a Windows disk encryption tool which not only provides security to the system but also provides security to the encrypted data. This software tool was first introduced in the Windows Vista Operating System.
Need and requirements of BitLocker recovery
BitLocker is equipped with tools such as BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool, the Repair Tool and Design and Deployment Guides, as well as the Recovery Password Viewer. BitLocker requires two disk drives, one consist of booting information and the operating system, and the other consist of system files that need encryption. BitLocker is available only in Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate editions. For the security of the system, it is necessary to install the BitLocker software.
For the working of the BitLocker recovery, you need to have two NTFS-formatted volumes in your hard disk. Before enabling the BitLocker, you need to configure the appropriate Removable Data Drive policies. You also need to properly configure the settings in group policy. If you fail to do this process, you have to 'Turn off' the BitLocker. Then turn 'ON' as certain state and management flags are set when you turn on BitLocker.
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