Apr 20, 2015

How to encrypt my laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium edition?

After a friend of mine had their laptop stolen recently, I’ve started to take data security more seriously. I always use a logon password for my laptop, but I don’t that’s enough to protect my data. I know some versions of Windows 7 came with BitLocker installed, but my version did not. How can I encrypt everything on the laptop?
Unfortunately, HDD encryption isn’t built into Windows 7 HP edition (it is in ultimate and enterprise editions). The previous go to encryption software, TrueCrypt, has serious flaws and should not be used.

VeraCrypt is freeware based off of TrueCrypt, but with the security flaws addressed (hopefully). It should serve your needs.
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