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Kilobyte Kid
krneki
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Windows 8.1 m500 Bitlocker Error

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Hello,

 

I have notebook ASUS N76Vz and I've just freshly installed Windows 8.1 on m500 240 GB with MU03 firmware. When I click on enable Bitlocker, I get error "This device can't use Trusted Platform Module. Your administrator must set the "Allow bitlocker without a compatible TPM".

 

What to do?

 

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Kilobyte Kid
krneki
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Re: Windows 8.1 m500 Bitlocker Error

Well I'm glad that you moved my thread, but it would be also nice that you'd answer to it as well.

JEDEC Jedi
targetbsp
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Re: Windows 8.1 m500 Bitlocker Error

The forum moderators are not necasarily technical support. :smileyhappy:

 

You might be able to enable TPM in your BIOS.  But if your board doesn't support it, have a look at 'what could go wrong' here: http://blog.pluralsight.com/bitlocker-windows-8 for how to disable the need for it.

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Kilobyte Kid
krneki
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Re: Windows 8.1 m500 Bitlocker Error

But if I enable that, will SSD still use built-in hardware encryption?

 

I don't have any TPM setting in BIOS, laptops BIOS settings are very basic in general.

JEDEC Jedi
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Re: Windows 8.1 m500 Bitlocker Error

Honestly I'm not sure but I don't see why it would affect that.  It's not like you have much choice anyway if you're computer lacks TPM support!

 

TPM is explained here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-vista/bitlocker-drive-encryption-overview

It sounds like you'd have to have a USB flash drive conencted to compensate which is probably a little inconvenient on a laptop?   More details here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/6229/how-to-use-bitlocker-on-drives-without-tpm/

 

 

Disclaimer: I've never used drive encryption, I'm just going off what google says.  Hopefully someone with actual experience will wander by at some point. :smileyhappy:

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