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Enabling Bitlocker on Windows 7

12/22/2016 1204 views

Currently we have bitlocker enabled on Windows 7 machines on our machine for C; drive.
Just wanted to check whether there are any additional benefits of extending the protection to D: drive as well and encrypting it.
If we enable bit locker protection only on C: drive, in the event of loss of laptop is there any risk of D; drive data being accessed if bit locker is not enabled.

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  • Thanks for clarifying Barry

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If data security is a priority then bit locking D drive is a must.

In your current use case above, you can still access the D drive buy removing the hdd/ssd and plugging it into another system.
Answered 12/23/2016 by: rileyz
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  • Thanks for the update. So as i understand, in my current scenario no one can use the hdd and boot from it but if it is connected as external drive, the contents of d drive can be accessed.
    Please do share if you have any links or references on the above.

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If the D: drive does not have bitlocker enabled on this, then the drive itself is not encrypted and can be accessed. The drive could be removed, or you could boot from a USB OS and see the entire contents of the drive.
Having bitlocker enabled on C: will have no material impact on the D: drive.
Answered 01/11/2017 by: BarrySpoon
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