Windows 10: Laptop Security Encryption

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  2.    1 Week Ago #12

    Why not just use a strong password? And Log out when you leave your PC unattended. I created an encrypted (Bit Locker) partition that contains all my personal data. Makes it easier to perform regular daily backups of my data partition. The OS is backed up once/week or before update Tuesday. I also lock the data partition when not in use.
    To lock encrypted data partition open cmd.Admin > C:\Windows\system32 >manage-bde -lock x(partition drive letter)R: -ForceDismount. ex manage-bde -lock R: -ForceDismount
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  3.    1 Week Ago #13

    Stitch194 said: View Post
    Why not just use a strong password? And Log out when you leave your PC unattended. I created an encrypted (Bit Locker) partition that contains all my personal data.
    I have separate (bitlocker encrypted) data partition for the reasons you describe. Note though if you don't encrypt C as well then bits of your personal data can be found on unencrypted volume. Temp files, %appdata%, page file, etc.

    Best to do it all imo.
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  4.    5 Days Ago #14

    When you say strong password, you don't mean the windows password right?


    Also, is it true the windows password is absolutely useless because someone that is tech savy can bypass it pretty easily?


    Stitch194 said: View Post
    Why not just use a strong password? And Log out when you leave your PC unattended. I created an encrypted (Bit Locker) partition that contains all my personal data. Makes it easier to perform regular daily backups of my data partition. The OS is backed up once/week or before update Tuesday. I also lock the data partition when not in use.
    To lock encrypted data partition open cmd.Admin > C:\Windows\system32 >manage-bde -lock x(partition drive letter)R: -ForceDismount. ex manage-bde -lock R: -ForceDismount
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  5.    5 Days Ago #15

    paulyjustin said: View Post
    Also, is it true the windows password is absolutely useless because someone that is tech savy can bypass it pretty easily?
    Not if you have encrypted system drive. In that case tampering with boot files or changing boot order (to boot from USB say) will force you to enter the 25 long bitlocker recovery key.
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  6.    5 Days Ago #16

    lx07 said: View Post
    Not if you have encrypted system drive. In that case tampering with boot files or changing boot order (to boot from USB say) will force you to enter the 25 long bitlocker recovery key.

    Wait so is encrypting the system drive easier than using bitlocker? Or is that using bitlocker? Because if i could just put a windows password on it... well that would be pretty nice as i don't have to do any installation of a program like bitlocker.
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  7.    5 Days Ago #17

    paulyjustin said: View Post
    Wait so is encrypting the system drive easier than using bitlocker? Or is that using bitlocker?
    It is the same thing

    Your system drive needs to be encrypted with bitlocker (for which you need 10 Pro or 10 Home device encryption using suitable hardware). If you have the correct version of Windows/hardware then you don't need to install anything - just activate it.

    It would be helpful if you updated your profile specs saying what hardware/Windows version you have. At the moment it just says "Windows 10". Especially interesting is if you have 10 Home or Pro, if you have a device with TPM, connected standby etc (the model number would do for that).
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  8.    4 Days Ago #18

    Hi there. I have windows 10 pro when i checked. So is that good?
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  9.    4 Days Ago #19

    paulyjustin said: View Post
    Hi there. I have windows 10 pro when i checked. So is that good?
    Should be - just follow the tutorials in post #11 above.
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