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Secure your hard drive with Windows Vista BitLocker

Introduction

By George Ou

The Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows Vista offer BitLocker, a new data protection feature that does volume-level encryption on your hard disk drive. BitLocker complements, and in some cases replaces, Windows EFS (Encrypting File System).

In this gallery, I'll walk through the steps for enabling BitLocker, which operates only on the Boot partition, typically the drive labeled C:.




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Jody Gilbert has been writing and editing technical articles for the past 25 years. She was part of the team that launched TechRepublic and is now senior editor for Tech Pro Research.