Bitlocker feature in Microsoft® Windows® 7 OS
How to enable bitlocker feature in Microsoft® Windows® 7 OS
Microsoft Windows 7 is the latest and advanced Operating system from the Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Windows 7 provides you with many advanced feature that can help you utilize your computer to the max. Moreover Microsoft Windows 7 OS provides perfect interface support for running your applications and programs. Windows XP mode helps you to run the applications that are compatible with your Microsoft Windows XP. Microsoft Windows 7 OS is released in 6 different editions, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise and the Windows 7 Ultimate. The BitLocker is an advanced feature of the Microsoft Windows 7 but this feature is only available with selected Microsoft Windows 7 versions. BitLocker is available only with Windows Ultimate and Windows Enterprise.
BitLocker feature available in Microsoft Windows 7 OS and the method to enable BitLocker feature in Microsoft Windows 7 OS are:
- BitLocker feature
- Before you start the Bitlocker
- Enabling the Bitlocker
BitLocker is an advanced drive encryption feature of the Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Vista that comes exclusively with Ultimate and Enterprise edition. BitLocker is designed to protect data in your computer by providing encryption for entire volume. BitLocker addresses threats of data theft or disclosure from lost, stolen or inappropriately decommissioned PC hardware. Actually, BitLocker works by preventing a hacker who might attempt to boot another Operating System or run a software hacking tool to break your Windows OS file, system protections or performing offline viewing of the files stored on the protected drive.
Before you start the Bitlocker
It is highly advised that you check the following before enabling the BitLocker in your Microsoft Windows 7 OS. You must be the administrator to run the Bitlocker, so make sure that you have the administrative credentials. If you are planning to print a copy of the recovery key, you will need to be connected to a printer. Also ensure your computer’s requirement for running the Bitlocker.
Enabling the BitLocker would be very easy if you check and meet the above and the minimum requirements for running the Bitlocker. To enable, you can click on the Start menu then navigate to the Control Panel and click on the System and Security option. This would open your System and Security and here you can find the BitLocker Drive Encryption. You could click on it and after this you can select the Turn On BitLocker option to turn the BitLocker on.
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