How to Enable/Trun On BitLocker on Windows 8 Home?

March 2, 2020, Posted by Admin to BitLocker for Windows Home

In many cases users want to enable BitLocker on Windows 8 Home Edition. For example, try using BitLocker to encrypt data partitions to protect user's privacy and important data from theft, loss or leaks. But the problem is that Microsoft does not enable the BitLocker encryption feature in Windows Home Editions for unknown reasons, so we cannot encrypt partitions with BitLocker in Windows 8 Home Edition by default. This tutorial will show you how to enable BitLocker for Windows 8 Home Edition with Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere.

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Tutorial to Enable/Turn On BitLocker on Windows 8 Home.

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".

select the drive to encrypt


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.

enter encrypt 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.

back up bitlocker recovery key


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.

encrypting drive with bitlocker


Step 6. After the encryption is complete, click the "Finish" button to close the window.

encryption is complete


To sum up, this tutorial focuses on how to use Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere to turn on BitLocker for Windows 8 Home step by step. As a professional BitLocker solution for Windows Home, you can also use Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere to decrypt BitLocker encrypted drives, change passwords for BitLocker encrypted drives, and so on.