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Drive Encryption

Apr 5, 2018 5:13AM PDT

Good Afternoon,

Globally we are starting to move all of our machines to BitLocker Encryption, however we have a few machines which are on Windows 10 Home.

From my understanding, BitLocker isn’t available on Windows 10 Home, however I need to create a work around solution.

Is there a registry edit I could adapt to enable BitLocker Encryption? Or does anyone know any other solutions which provide the same level of encryption?

I need to be able to remotely access the machines encryption process. E.G A client would be at their office and I need to be able remote onto their machine and enable/adapt the encryption

Any help would be much appreciated

Thank You

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It's still 99 bucks to fix.
Apr 5, 2018 9:51AM PDT

Read more about this at 2 links.

https://www.howtogeek.com/234826/how-to-enable-full-disk-encryption-on-windows-10/
https://www.howtogeek.com/347730/why-does-microsoft-charge-100-for-encryption-when-everyone-else-gives-it-away/

Now that this is covered I want to share that I find that more folk lose everything with Device Encryption and Bitlocker. Why? They fail to follow the rules about backups. But hey, it does reinforce the premise that folk must learn this first hand. It appears the only way to teach this is by experiencing the loss once or in some cases many times.

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Just a thought here,
Apr 6, 2018 6:24AM PDT

we use BitLocker at work and, once, when we received a Windows 10 Home computer, we just purchased a 10 Enterprise license, upgraded the workstation to Enterprise (Professional will also do) and moved on from there.

Saves all the messing around with Registry changes, if they are even possible, lots of time researching on the internet for a solution, and testing each one to see if they will work for you.

So, you or you company, will be paying all the overhead, salary and internet access for instance, which I am fairly sure comes to a lot less than a copy of Windows 10 Professional.

Restore Data and documents from the Windows 10 Home workstation.

Just a thought

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