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SLP Laptop - Enable BitLocker Disk Encryption

Some time after connecting Windows 11 to your school account, you'll receive applications and also a prompt to enable BitLocker.

  1. You will see a notification in the notification tray area in the bottom right area of your desktop. Click the Encryption needed message to launch the encryption wizard. The select I don't have any other disk encryption software installed, encrypt all my disks and then click Yes.
  2. Alternatively you can do a Windows search for BitLocker and select Manage BitLocker. Then click Turn on BitLocker.
  3. When prompted to save the recovery key, choose Save to your Azure AD account. If you want to save the recovery key in an additional location, you can also save it to a file on a external drive or print the recovery key. When done, click next.
  4. Choose to Encrypt used disk space only and then click Next.
  5. When asked if you,  "Are ready to encrypt this drive?", click Start Encrypting. Drive encryption should only take a few minutes.

This video demonstrates the above steps for enabling BitLocker disk encryption.

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June 17, 2022

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