My issue first originates with going through the windows 8.1 store app to upgrade windows 8 -> to windows 8.1.
"turn off bitlocker because it isn't supported in the edition of windows you want to install"
I am not sure whether i encrypted the drives after installing windows 8 or in windows 7, nevertheless i do know the encryption passwords to the drives. The biggest problem is therefore trying to remove/disable the encryption to upgrade.
The Applet in the control panel is missing for some reason. I have seen some guides which rely on this applet which is usually situated between auto play and colour management.
I would like to remove/disable the encryption for the upgrade, or confirm the idea that if i disconnect the two drives that are encrypted i could upgrade the OS to 8.1 and wouldn't need to worry about the encryption. The concern is that the 8.1 OS would not read the drives hence the upgrading message.
My specs are this , related to Bitlocker:
Windows 8 64bit - standard (non-enterprise, pro)Hard drives:1 X 128GB SSD - C:/ windows installed here ** NOT ENCRYPTED **1 X 2TB HDD - D:/ + E:/ **ENCRYPTED**1 X 3TB HDD - F:/ **ENCRYPTED**
I'm seeking full-disk encryption software. I want to encrypt the volume that my Windows installation is on.
First of all, does Bitlocker come on the home edition of Windows 8.1? I recall on previous versions it was only available in the Pro editions.
However, I would prefer to use an open-source disk encryption solution. I've searched but I have not found any that can encryption the Windows installation volume, the ones I found (such as TrueCrypt) can only set up additional encrypted partitions which is no good for me.
Recently upgraded to Windows OS 8.1 Pro and cannot encrypt my HP external hard drive. Encryption pauses and states that disk has errors and please run chkdsk. Ran chkdsk and no errors found. Had no difficulty encrypting the C drive with the OS.
I just purchased a Dell Ultrabook that came with Window 8. I went to the Windows store and did the upgrade to 8.1. I've read a number of articles saying that encryption is turned on by default on a clean install of 8.1 but not necessarily on an upgrade. From some of the articles I've read, I should be able to see whether my device is encrypted on the PC Info page (see attached). I do not believe it is encrypted but I don't know for sure.
I've always used TrueCrypt on my previous devices but won't bother if my new device is already encrypted.
I was encrypting my 1T external WD hard drive with bit locker while power failed and now when I try to open my drive it says the drive is not ready despite I have the password and key, I never used any method or software I think software is any one know a solid solution to recover my data. and is the data recovery specialist can do it in the data recovery center.?
I did a fresh install of Windows 8.1 pro and activated it.After that i upgarded to windows media center pack.Now my OS is Windows 8.1 pro with Media center,But Bitlocker is missing from the control panel,i can't find it anywhere.
I recently upgraded my windows 8.1 to windows 8.1 pro as I wanted to enable bitlocker encryption on the laptop.
The issue is that I can't seem to enable or find bitlocker in any of the area's outlined. When I try to right click on the C: drive I don't have an option for bitlocker. When I go into control panel, there's no bitlocker icon. When I do a search on the machine for bitlocker I do get a "manage bitlocker" icon, but it's doesn't do anything when I click on it.
I have followed the tutorial on this site and downloaded/installed the reg files to enable it on a non tpm device. Can see that they did update the policy on the machine, but still no joy.
When I go into PC info on the machine in question I don't see anything about bitlocker. It's like it's not there. Do you have to add a windows feature to enable it?
I am "fresh" with BitLocker encryption. I need to encrpyt OS drive of laptop with Windows 8.1 and TPM chip. I have read few articles about encryption of OS drives with BitLocker ( with TPM / without TPM ) but never got a direct answer to my questions. So ... I want to ask:
1. Is it possible to encrypt the drive without using the TPM in case that there is TPM chip in the laptop because from what I have read BitLocker work with TPM by default but I don't want to use it. I have had already encrypt other laptops without TPM chips by setting up the group policies ( Computer Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Bit Locker Drive Encryption Operating System Drives and double click on Require additional authentication at startup ) and ... is it possible something like this to be made in this case ( when the laptop have TPM in it ).
What I want is the user to be asked for password on startup, recovery key to be saved to a file on external device( not to use usb flash drive as a key ) and to be possible simply to change my HDD in the future without need to manage TPM.
If this is not possible ... here is my second question:
2. Can I setup encryption with TPM like that: - user to be asked for PASSWORD on startup - recovery key to be saved to a file ( I don't want every time to use usb flash drive with recovery on it to unlock the drive ... what I want is just user to be asked for a password and when he enter the correct password the drive to be unlocked ).
I have a new Windows 8.1 machine and I wish to encrypt the drive using Bitlocker. It gives me 4 options to save a recovery key
1. Save to your Microsoft account 2. Save to a USB flash drive 3. Save to a file 4. Print the recovery key
Option 1 isn't available as I'm logged on using a local account.
i. What is the difference between options 2 & 3? i.e. I could save to a file on a USB drive ii. Does option 2 mean the USB flash drive cannot then be used for other purposes? iii. Does option 2 also mean I could use a USB external hard drive, or does it have to be a flash drive? iv. Once the recovery key has been created, can the key then be copied to other locations or is it only going to work where Bitlocker puts the key? v. Just thinking about printing the recovery key - can this be used without a password to access the drive, how sensitive/important is the printed key?
After I restored to default settings in the bios , I get into this problem of bitlocker requiring the key to start. I tried to suspend bit locker but bit locker management is not available . OS is win 8.1 , product is Dell Venue Pro 11 Tablet.
When I tried to use elevated command to disable bitlocker , the system does not recognize "protectors" in the command line.
What am I to do? I am sick of entering the very long Key , each time I bootup ...
I have BitLocker enabled on a laptop's boot/OS drive. It has worked well for almost a year but it hung when shutting down the other day and I had to press and hold the power button for 4 seconds to power it off. Now when I power it back on, it asks for the password as normal but then it starts in recovery mode and asks for the recovery key as well. Unfortunately I do not have the recovery key.
I know that the password I am entering is correct because it rejects any other password (as would be expected) and only prompts for the recovery key when I enter the correct password.
Am I going to be able to recover my data without this recovery key it is asking for?
I've recently encrypted my main drive, and all is well. However, I would like to be able to encrypt one of my data drives as well and bitlocker isn't even detecting the drive's existence under "Fixed Drives"
I'm on windows 8.1 machine, the encrypted main drive is a SSD drive, and the data drive is a regular WD spinning drive SATA drive. I would like to have the WD data drive encrypted as well...
I have Windows 8.1 Core and Enterprise dual booted. Now, the real question here is, well I've read online that Windows 8.1 had finally added some of the encryption functionality of Bitlocker in a limited sense setup and turned on by default in all editions of Windows including Core - similar to how it does this with RT. The thing is on that point I've read about this, but no-one on the internet seems to know how to describe this functionality with more detail than just a mention of the existence of this.
Yes, I know Windows 8.1 is a brand new OS - so new that it won't be available to the normal public for another month and a half. And yes, I know, this RTM is still incomplete and when it will be complete within this next month and half maybe some of these new features (like the default limited Bitlocker as well as the Wifi hotspot functionality (which I figured out how to setup with Powershell, but there's no easy and normal way to go about doing this (how are normal people going to set it up? Normal people are afraid of Powershell/Command Prompt! Microsoft knows this - so I assume they'll address these concerns, and if they don't - there employees and executives must be smoking crack cocaine))).
But, what I'm getting at is this - is it safe for me to set up Bitlocker on the Enterprise edition/drive and let the Core edition/drive be as it is now? Is there a specific way I should go about doing this? If my concern on this is warranted - and it's a dangerous thing to try to do - which could have negative and unwanted consequences - than maybe I should just remove Enterprise, well if I should, then suggest that too. I like Bitlocker encryption for my more sensitive data - but I also like this Windows To Go feature as well. I would remove Enterprise if it's probably the best option. I am concerned of this too because I remember reading years ago that in reality having a dual boot setup of 2 editions of the same version of Windows (or just 2 editions of different versions) was/is actually something that isn't a good idea to have setup because it messes with the 2 versions of Windows somehow and drive C:, but I assume that as time has passed and technology has advanced maybe those issues that were authentic issues in the past might've been addressed with the new technology - but am unsure of this.
So, basically, the real question is - is dual booting these 2 editions of Windows safe in the new world of today with these new technologies - and if it is - is having the full Bitlocker functionality with Enterprise setup and having the Core OS setup as the main OS as well - safe?
I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and I am running Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1.
I have been unsuccessful at building a WinPE image that provides BitLocker support. I searched around the internet and found many posts. Eventually, I ended up trying to build it with the various added packages I discovered in the various posts. However, in the end, none worked and this is the message I am getting after booting into my WinPE environment:
manage-bde.exe - Application Error
The instruction at 0xa20afa3b referenced memory at 0x0000013d. The memory could not be read. Click on OK to terminate the program
Here are the commands I eventually ended up using to build my WinPE image:
I have a Windows 8 Pro laptop with a single SSD. I just encrypted the entire drive using Bitlocker. The process prompted me to save the recovery key, which I did to an external drive. The encryption was successful but nowhere during the process was I prompted to choose a password. So I have the drive encrypted but when I reboot it does so normally without asking me for a key or password to access the drive.
I turned on Bitlocker on three new Windows 8.1 laptops and saved the 48-digit recovery keys and associated identifiers, but I forgot to indicate which laptops they are associated with. Is there any way to find the identifiers/recovery keys on my laptops so I can document this? Or do I have to decrypt the laptop drives, turn off Bitlocker, and start all over again to generate new identifiers/recovery keys? My only options under Manage Bitlocker are Suspend protection, Back up your recovery key, and Turn off BitLocker.
I activated Bitlocker for my Operating system drive on a Windows 8 machine. But when starting the process I only can back up the recovery key. I have no dialog to choose how to unlock the drive. Thus even though Bitlocker is running, the PC can be turned and windows can be accessed by common user authentication. No password prompt appears at an early instant of the boot-process.
Trying to play need for speed, the game had black corners around it, it wasn't in full screen, so i decided to go to CCC and tried messing around with it's settings perhaps i could get the Full screen back and noticed that i had so many options/settings missing in it, like it wasn't as same as it was in windows 7, below is screen shots of it and my driver, I also tried uninstalling it and the AMD RADEON 6300M Driver and cleaning the AMD reg files and re-installing it but nothing seems to work.
In my Win 8.1 system, I disabled UAC and I'm an Admin. Still, I'm prompted to confirm certain actions, such as writes to Program File (x86). Sometimes, it seems that the prompt appears when I want to copy a file from a network share to a protected location. Is there a way to prevent this? How about a way to permanently elevate my account to System?
Is there any way to "tell" Windows (8.1) which programs are OK to run and modify the system? I get tired of saying OK every time I run one of many utilities like True Image 2013, Auslogics, CoreTemp, CPUz and the list goes on and on. I have UAC set to the lowest level short of Off. I really don't want to turn UAC Off since I keep thinking it might actually catch a bad guy sometime! I have my W7 systems UAC set the same way as Windows 8 but don't get all the annoying popups!
I was wrong - W7 UAC acts the same way as Windows 8. I had it Turned Off in W7 and turned it on to the lowest level to check but the change does not take effect until the system is rebooted. So...I'll run Windows 8 with UAC Off too unless there is a better way.
Since I have upgraded to 8.1 my remote control no longer works it is detected in device manager and driver is installed but when I click skip,play, stop etc nothing happens. I use it mainly for my music.
Is there a way to get it working again. I use the default music app to play music which I preferred the old version to be honest.
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I finally took the leap last week and installed a new HD and installed Windows 8 64bit on it. I've been using it and accessing my old apps on my vista drive as well. Today Windows encouraged me to upgrade to Win 8.1, which I did. Now, all the stuff I painstakingly pinned to my taskbar is gone. I have tried to repin it but it says it is already pinned. I have unpinned and repinned, but it still does not show up. In addition, the clock is missing.
I'd really like the use of that desktop/taskbar back.
I am struggling to set the Task Scheduler in Win 8.1 to set a daily Restore Point and also to schedule Windows Defender to automatically update itself then run a full scan at a specified time daily. When I try to program the Win Defender function, I find that when I select the Win Defender folder from the left pane library, the resulting right pane contains no "Windows Defender Scheduled Scan" folder, so resulting settings seem to have no effect.
There are two other tasks listed in that right pane - one about cache maintenance and the other about verification (whatever that means), how to get Task Scheduler to work. I don't want to have to download another anti-virus program, but looks I'll have to if I can't get this thing to work. Of course, the inability to get a daily Restore Point may be an even bigger problem with this Task Scheduler, but I'm starting with Defender.
After upgrading from 4gb OEM RAM to 8gb Corsair CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9 I get BSOD with kernel_security_check_failure message just as Windows attempts to load. This happens with memory sticks in either slot. Testing memory with Memtest continually hangs on test #2. Memory was tested with Memtest in another computer and no errors were found. Incompatible memory or something else?
I have installed Windows 8.1 on my laptop, and I recently discovered that MS has enabled encryption by default for people who sign in with a MS account, without their knowledge or consent, in the name of supposedly protecting your data. This may seem to be a good thing for most people, but I find it to be a blatant violation of privacy, especially in an age where MS holds your recovery key and will turn over your info to the NSA/Prism/etc on the government's whims.
I plan to use another form of encryption called DiskCryptor, for which only I hold the key, and there are no known backdoors or security vulnerabilities. It would be a burden on my system to have 2 forms of encryption enabled at the same time, and so I wish to disable it.
I found this page (Windows 8.1 Will Start Encrypting Hard Drives By Default: Everything You Need to Know) and it details everything. But the instructions at the bottom of the page for disabling dont work, I followed everything to the tee and there is no such option.
At this point I'm seriously considering rolling back to Windows 8, or even 7.