BitLocker prompt in Windows

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Issue/Question

  • What is this BitLocker prompt on my Windows laptop?
  • A prompt that reads BitLocker drive encryption is required to help secure the data on drive C: is displayed on my computer screen
  • I keep having this encryption thing pop up on my browser. Is it legitimate?

Environment

  • 199772: BitLocker Drive Encryption
  • University-owned Computer
  • Windows

Rationale

  • Miami security policy requires all University-owned laptops to be encrypted, unless specific exceptions have been made with the IT Security Office

Resolution

  1. To begin encryption, press the Start button
  2. A window will display the progress of the encryption process
    • This window can be closed at anytime and encryption will continue
    • If your computer goes to sleep or you turn it off, encryption will be paused until you turn on the computer is again

 

Notes

  • A grace period in which you can postpone the encryption process will be allowed in order to reduce inconvenience. However, when the period has expired, the encryption process will begin immediately
  • There should be no noticeable computer performance difference while the encryption is taking place or when using the computer after encryption
  • We suggest postponing until just before you leave work for the day, then start the process and leave your computer running overnight, as it can take several hours depending on your computer

 

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Article ID: 39178
Created
Mon 9/18/17 1:06 PM
Modified
Fri 6/28/19 11:20 AM
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