toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
If you go into the Bitlocker console, there is an option to back
up the key.
On 11/1/2021 9:46 AM, g4wjs wrote:
On 01/11/2021 12:45, Gilbert Baron
Microsoft has decided to automatically turn
on data encryption in Windows! 11. Not sure if on home but I
read an article by the reporter on Minneapolis paper that it
did on his home edition. THEY DO NOT TELL YOU WHERE THE KEY IS
OR WHAT IT IS. If your system fails you have just lost your
data. Go to settings and TURN IT OFF
Outlook LT Gil W0MN
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.