Features of Microsoft® Windows® 7 Bitlocker
What are the features of Windows 7 Bitblocker and the system requirements to install it on a system?
Windows 7 can help to prevent theft or loss by using BitLocker data encryption to put a virtual lock on your important files. BitLocker helps to keep everything from documents to passwords safer by encrypting the entire drive. Moreover, it is an optional part of the Windows 7 Operating System, which is a new feature of Windows 7 Operating System, available in the Ultimate edition. BitLocker informs your PC that, it needs to protect your computer from theft. Often users want to protect their personal information from unauthorized users. The purpose of BitLocker Windows 7 operating system is to encrypt the drives of the computer. So the data can only be accessed after providing the correct password. If the user has encrypted the drives of the computer system, there is no chance of loss of data to unauthorized people.
Following details discuss about Bitlocker feature in Windows 7 and system requirements to install in a system.
- Disk encryption tool
- Increased protection
- Requirements to install Bitlocker
Disk encryption tool
Bitlocker is a disk encryption tool designed to protect your important data, as it provides full potential on computers that include a chip called a trusted platform module. The trusted platform module transparently decrypts the drive, but only after you has authenticated yourself with a password. With out the correct password, you can not break the locked drive even by booting to a different OS or moving the drive to another computer.
BitLocker provides high protection to the important information’s on your computer. For increased protection BitLocker provides passwords to the users. When BitLocker detects that the system if a required PIN or USB key, if not available at startup BitLocker enters recovery mode. In recovery mode its enabled volumes remain locked and a text mode called the recovery console is presented to the user. To unlock the drive, the user must enter a recovery password either from the keyboard or from a USB flash drive. When stored on a USB flash drive, the password is sometimes called a recovery key.
Bitlocker is a new feature on Windows 7 Operating System. The users have to protect their confidential data by using Bitlocker, therefore protecting sensitive information which is critical for enterprises and users. If you install Bitlocker on your computer system you can sure that it protects your valuable information’s from malicious programs and hackers. Morover, Bitlocker protects your personal information’s in drive with passwords. Without the correct password no one can open this drive.