On 01/11/2021 12:45, Gilbert Baron W0MN wrote:
that may be an over-reaction. BitLocker has been around since
Windows 8 and is a good thing if you want to protect your personal
data. I believe MS announced some time ago that it would be
enabled by default for Windows 11. What matters is where the
decryption and recovery keys are stored. If I understand
correctly, if you use a microsoft account (MSA) to log in to your
PC then the keys are stored there, but if you PC has an enabled
TPM chip then they are stored there thus allowing you to operate
without being tied to a MSA. I have not researched this in depth
so may be slight off on the details.
Is there a Windows 11 Home edition? Home editions of 8, 8.1, and 10 did not have BitLocker available by default.