May 29, 2013

How can I install BitLocker on Windows 8?

I have Windows 8 (not Pro). Is there anyway to install Bitlocker, or do I have to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro to use it?

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Sorry but Truecrypt WILL NOT WORK on GPT partitions and windows 8 uses a GPT partition...Anyone know what can encrypt at GPT partition ?? Preferably free like Truecrypt?


Here are some instructions from Microsoft on how to use BitLocker.


And if you still want to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, you can get it at Amazon:

Buy Windows 8 Pro at Amazon


It is available in all of the versions Johanna Parker mentioned, but if you have plain-Jane, vanilla Windows 8 I don't think you can install it without an upgrade to at least Windows 8 Pro.  You could go with TrueCrypt instead; it's free and open source, so you could save the cost of an upgrade.


Yes. BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature available in Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise, and in all editions of Windows Server 2012.  

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