Windows 7 Walkthrough: System and Security Control Panel

Bitlocker Drive Encryption

Back in the System and Security window, you can access Bitlocker Drive Encryption tool, and encrypt the entire drive. This will block hackers from accessing the system files and discovering your password or from accessing your drive after removing it and installing it in a different computer.

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