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BitLocker: Set Up Encryption

This article applies to: BitLocker

The procedure described on this page is only for Windows computers that are NOT managed through CIT's Managed Desktop service. If you are unsure if your computer is managed, we urge you to check with your local technical support provider.

The two links below will take you to external articles (one from Microsoft, the other from How-To Geek) on setting up BitLocker Whole Disk Encryption on your Windows computer. The two articles cover the same process, so follow whichever one is written in the style you prefer. If you run across any terminology you don't understand, please work with your local technical support provider.

Microsoft Article: Turning on BitLocker Drive Encryption

How-To Geek Article: How to Set Up BitLocker Encryption

Please confirm the secure storage of your recovery keys. Consult with your support provider or the IT Security Office for recommendations for key escrow.


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