Solved BitLocker for W11 Home?


Haydon

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The following quote from the link below suggests that BitLocker is now available for W11 Home, but I could not find how to turn on BitLocker on my laptop. Or is my interpretation of the quote/link wrong, and the Pro version is still required to get BitLocker?

"With Windows 11 and Windows 10, Microsoft offers BitLocker Device Encryption support on a much broader range of devices, including those that are Modern Standby, and devices that run Windows 10 Home edition or Windows 11."

 

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You can encrpyt drives with Home if pc has TPM but it is a sort of all or nothing version of Bitlocker with no flexibility. Full Bitlocker can be used on any PC with Pro, even if no TPM.

 

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With Windows Home it has to have Modern Sandby for Device Encryption to be enabled. Bitlocker is for Pro only. That's my understanding.


 

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Thanks for the replies! I ran the 'System Info' as administrator and under 'Device Encryption Support' is:

'Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: Hardware Security Test Interface failed and device is not Modern Standby, Un-allowed DMA capable bus/device(s) detected'

Not really an issue as I do nothing serious on the laptop, I was just curious.

I will mark the thread 'Solved' (y)
 

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You have backups, haven't you? There's no magic to Bitlocker, it wasn't changed in Win11. But I can try it out in a Win11 home VM soon if you don't dare.
 

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You have backups, haven't you? There's no magic to Bitlocker, it wasn't changed in Win11. But I can try it out in a Win11 home VM soon if you don't dare.
I do.. don't know about the others. But it would be nice if you tested out your method on 11 before posting about it.
 

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