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What to look for in Windows 7

Opening a BitLocker-encrypted drive

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When you attach a flash drive whose contents have been encrypted using BitLocker To Go, it appears in the Computer window with a key icon, as shown here. Double-clicking the drive icon opens the dialog box shown here. Enter your password and click Unlock to gain access to the data. Although you can create and manage a BitLocker-encrypted volume only on Windows 7 Ultimate, you can open, add, and delete files from any retail edition of Windows 7, including Home Premium.

This gallery is a companion piece for my in-depth review of Windows 7 based on the final release candidate. Be sure to read "What to expect from Windows 7" to get the full story.