Articles tagged: bitlocker
If your password is used to encrypt your hard disk, how can you change your password and still be able to decrypt your disk?
BitLocker is a fine encryption program if used properly. The problem is that it’s too easy for the average user to skip steps that could result in data loss.
There are many different tools for encryption. The right one depends on what you’re attempting to accomplish.
I prefer Windows Professional editions. Here’s what I consider the important differences between Windows Home and Pro.
BitLocker is a fine approach to encrypting hard drives, especially the system drive. It’s easy to turn off BitLocker if you decide you no longer need it.
BitLocker might be turned on without your knowledge. That’s fine, but make sure you have the recovery keys stored somewhere should you ever need them.
Laptops are portable, convenient, and easily lost. If lost, all your data could easily be available to the finder. Encryption is the answer.
Whole-disk encryption has only minimal impact on the performance of modern computers and hard drives. I’ll review why that’s the case and outline something more important: your ability to access the data when something goes wrong.