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Author Topic: Where can I download BitLocker to Go?  (Read 14924 times)

BCHOWDHURY

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Where can I download BitLocker to Go?
« on: October 23, 2012, 09:48:46 AM »
I have been trying to find a download link for BitLocker to Go but failed to find one till now. Can any forum member of any help?

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Re: Where can I download BitLocker to Go?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012, 10:12:00 AM »
Bitlocker 2 go is not a tool you can download. Bitlocker2go is built into any version of Windows since 7 in the pro edition or higher. To use it, you simply launch the bitlocker console and encrypt the USB flash drive. The remote computer must be running Windows 7 or newer to utilize the drive.

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Re: Where can I download BitLocker to Go?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 10:24:46 AM »
are you still running XP? BitLocker Drive Encryption was introduced with Vista Premium Ultimate, and 'To Go' came with Win 7. You may want to check out Bitlocker Reader: http://www.microsoft...etails.aspx?id=24303
For mobile PCs: http://www.microsoft...etails.aspx?id=12950
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A Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a microchip that is built into a computer. It is used to store cryptographic information, such as encryption keys. Information stored on the TPM can be more secure from external software attacks and physical theft.

BitLocker uses the TPM to help protect the Windows operating system and user data and helps to ensure that a computer is not tampered with, even if it is left unattended, lost, or stolen.

BitLocker can also be used without a TPM. To use BitLocker on a computer without a TPM, you must change the default behavior of the BitLocker setup wizard by using Group Policy, or configure BitLocker by using a script. When BitLocker is used without a TPM, the required encryption keys are stored on a USB flash drive that must be presented to unlock the data stored on a volume.
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« Last Edit: October 23, 2012, 04:51:34 PM by Curt »

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Re: Where can I download BitLocker to Go?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 10:26:17 AM »
IIRC you need the Enterprise or Ultimate editions of Win7 to get Bitlocker.

It will be included with Pro and up starting with Win8

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Re: Where can I download BitLocker to Go?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012, 10:36:53 AM »
For mobile PCs: http://www.microsoft...etails.aspx?id=12950
Quote from: Microsoft
Supported operating systems: Windows Vista, Windows XP


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Re: Where can I download BitLocker to Go?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 11:15:36 AM »
MS BitLocker To Go Reader for XP and Vista.

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Re: Where can I download BitLocker to Go?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 12:15:56 PM »
Thanks for the replies.

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Re: Where can I download BitLocker to Go?
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 05:47:25 AM »
Vaguely related query so thought I'd post here:

For Bitlocker to work you need:
> BitLocker requires Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2
Windows 7 system requirements (MS)

I was planning on buying a small laptop and installing 7 Ultimate on it (but havent any particular model in mind yet).

Just wondering could this 'TPM' be a problem or is it standard?
Tom

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Re: Where can I download BitLocker to Go?
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 08:32:36 AM »
#Maybe# all new computers have it,

but if not:


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Read all about it at http://www.howtogeek...-drives-without-tpm/

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http://windows.micro...ker-Drive-Encryption

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Re: Where can I download BitLocker to Go?
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2012, 11:18:13 AM »
Personally, I'd go for TrueCrypt instead, unless you have some very specific reasons for going with BitLocker.
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Re: Where can I download BitLocker to Go?
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2012, 11:25:09 AM »
Personally, I'd go for TrueCrypt instead, unless you have some very specific reasons for going with BitLocker.

no I dont - thanks for the recommendation f0dder - makes things simpler ;-)
Tom