How to enable full-disk encryption in Windows 10
Windows 10 sometimes uses encryption by default, and sometimes it doesn’t — it’s complicated. Here’s how to check if your Windows 10 PC’s storage is encrypted and how to encrypt it if it isn’t. Encryption isn’t just about stopping the NSA — it’s about protecting your sensitive data in case you ever lose your PC and enable full-disk encryption.
Unlike all other modern consumer operating systems — Mac OS X, Chrome OS, iOS, and Android, –Windows 10 still doesn’t offer integrated encryption tools to everyone. You may have to pay for the Professional edition of Windows 10 or use a third-party encryption solution.
Enable full disk encryption in windows 10
Step 1: Go to Start and enter ‘BitLocker‘
Step 2: After you enter ‘BitLocker’, you will see ‘Manage BitLocker‘ option showing in the search results. Click on that.
Step 3: Once you click it, it will show you an option to Encrypt your full disk. Starting with ‘C’ drive where most of your OS data are found, click to encrypt your full disk on Windows 10.
There is also another way to Enable full disk encryption on Windows 10. Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Search ‘About‘ in your Start Menu and you will see ‘About Your PC‘ showing up in the search results. Click on that.
Step 2: After clicking on ‘About Your PC‘, it will take you the about page of your personal computer. At the bottom, you can see ‘BitLocker settings‘.
If this option is not there, then understand that your PC does not support disk encryption. If it’s there, click on it and it will do the same thing as explained in the steps above.
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