How to turn on BitLocker on the Operating system drive
Follow the steps below to enable BitLocker Drive Encryption on your DMU laptop. Ensure you save your recovery key and email it to the Help Desk (respond to the email from the Help Desk when possible).
It is crucial to save the recovery key as it will unlock the drive if something were to go wrong. If you lose the key and/or do not have a back up with the Help Desk all data will be lost.
- Encrypt Drive
- Email Recovery Key
Before you Begin: Back up your files. Either to an external device or Cloud storage account. If you lose your recovery key and/or do not have a copy sent to the Help Desk and something goes wrong, you will lose access to all data on the drive.
You may be required to reboot before proceeding. If so, follow the prompts. When your computer has rebooted and you have logged back in, bitlocker will continue where it left off.
Email Recovery Key
Your key will be different than the one shown.