BitLocker® Drive Encryption Set-Up on Windows® 7
Learn more about BitLocker Drive Encryption set-up on Windows 7 and its function.
BitLocker was firstly introduced with Windows Vista OS and now it is integrated to Windows 7 OS. BitLocker Drive Encryption is an integral security feature in Windows 7 operating system that helps to protect the data stored on fixed and removable data drives and the operating system drive. It prevents offline attacks, which means the attacks made by disabling the installed operating system or made by physically removing the hard drive to attack the data separately. BitLocker is a Windows disc encryption tool for encrypting the whole disk drive to protect your data. BitLocker can be found under the system and security tab in the control panel. BitLocker Drive Encryption is one of the best ways to protect your portable systems such as laptop from loss of information and data, when the laptop themselves is lost or stolen.
Following lines explain about BitLocker Drive Encryption, its role and the ways to setup BitLocker Drive Encryption on Windows 7.
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- Role of BitLocker Drive Encryption
- BitLocker Drive Encryption set-up
BitLocker Drive Encryption
BitLocker is a drive encryption technology used to secure the contents of the entire hard drive from unauthorized access. BitLocker uses the encrypting file system technology that allows users to encrypt individual files and applies that encryption to the entire hard drive. The BitLocker Drive Encryption technology is ideal for systems containing highly sensitive information and it is ideal for any mobile system whose contents cannot be compromised in the event of theft.
Role of BitLocker Drive Encryption
The BitLocker Drive Encryption helps the user to protect all files stored on the system drive on fixed data drives or on removable data drives such as external hard drives or USB flash drives. All the Windows operating system files necessary for startup and logon can also encrypt the BitLocker. You can log on and work with your files normally, BitLocker helps to block hackers from accessing the system files. When you add new files to a drive that is encrypted with BitLocker, then the added files also get encrypted by the BitLocker automatically.
To setup BitLocker Drive Encryption in Windows 7 system, open the 'Control Panel' utility and select the system and security link from the window. The system and security window opens up and you can see the direct link for the BitLocker Drive Encryption. Click on the 'BitLocker Drive Encryption' link. By default the BitLocker Drive Encryption is off, click the 'Turn On' BitLocker link to activate BitLocker.
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