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Bitlocker Encryption

Software for encrypting an individual Windows computer's hard drive. 

For sensitive data or for cases where you need to be able to recover a lost or forgotten encryption key, you should use PGP.

Platform

  • Windows only.

Eligibility

  • Anyone with a licensed copy of Windows.

How to Install

  1. Go to your Start Menu.
  2. Type Bitlocker and select Manage Bitlocker.
  3. Follow the steps in the Bitlocker dialog to encrypt your hard drive and generate your key.