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2010-06-21, 03:41 PM
Let's say you just bought a new computer. What steps do you have to take to "encrypt your data?" (The quotation marks denote confusion.)
2010-06-21, 08:02 PM
Windows 7 Enterprise/Ultimate includes BitLocker Dive Encryption:
If you don't have either of these versions, you can simply add a password to your user account.
2010-07-08, 05:59 PM
Forget about BitLocker. It can be circumvented:
First commercial tool to crack BitLocker arrives (Updated) (http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/12/first-commercial-tool-cracks-bitlocker.ars)
Bitlocker encryption can be bypassed - Windows (http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/1106554.html)
If you want whole-drive encryption, I recommend TrueCrypt (http://www.truecrypt.org/) or PGP Whole Disk Encryption (http://www.pgp.com/products/wholediskencryption/index.html).