I have an old computer running the Windows 7 Professional operating system, and I mainly use it to store some important photos and documents. To prevent unauthorized access to these data, I have used TrueCrypt to encrypt the partitions where these files are stored. After TrueCrypt declared death, I was looking for alternatives to TrueCrypt, and BitLocker is a good choice. Unfortunately, I don't seem to be able to use BitLocker on the Windows 7 Professional, and I can't even find it in the Windows 7 Professional Edition. Can someone tell me how to enable BitLocker on the Windows 7 professional?
Windows 7 is an excellent operating system with a tenacious vitality that is still used by a large number of users after Windows 10 has been released for 3 years. This is because the Windows 7 operating system is stable and has many useful features, where the BitLocker feature is primarily used to help users secure data. However, the BitLocker feature is only available for Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Enterprise editions, it is not available for Windows 7 Professional edition and cannot be downloaded and installed. If we look for BitLocker in the Windows 7 Professional Edition, we will find nothing. Is there any way to enable BitLocker in the Windows 7 Professional Edition? The answer is to use Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere, and you can find detailed steps below.
Step 1. Download and install Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere.
Step 2. Launch Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere, right-click the drive letter you want to encrypt, then click "Turn On BitLocker".
Step 3. In this step, you are required to specify a password for encrypting the drive, enter the password and click "Next". You should choose a password having a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, spaces, and special symbols. Once the encryption is complete, you can access the drive using this password.
Step 4. Back up BitLocker recovery key, then click "Next" to move on. You can save the recovery key to a file or print a copy of it. Please note that anyone can use the recovery key to gain access to the drive, even if they do not know the password entered in the previous step, so please do not disclose it to others.
Step 5. Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere will now encrypt the contents of the selected drive using BitLocker drive encryption. The encryption process could take a long time to finish depending on the size of the drive, so please be patient to wait. If you don't want to wait until the encryption operation is finished, "Shut down the computer when the operation is completed" option is a good idea. Just check it.
Step 6. After the encryption is complete, click the "Finish" button to close the window.
Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere is the world's first BitLocker solution for Windows 7 Professional Edition, with it you only need a few steps to enable BitLocker in Windows 7 Professional Edition.