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I've decided to up the security level on the next laptop I buy by encrypting everything. I'm not sure what to use to do it with.
My employer put bitlocker on the laptop I use for my job, and it's relatively painless to use with just a boot-time password to enter.
However that mode of operation is only available for systems with a TPM module installed. Without it your options are storing the cryptokey on a USB drive and unlocking it with the PW; or entering a 48 character unlock code at every boot.
What I can't find is if the Win8 requirement for a secure boot loader is implemented using a TPM in which case they're available by default; or if it uses some other method. If the latter is the case, am I correct in assuming that TPMs are still the (near?) exclusive property of business laptops.
The option option would be TrueCrypt. My main concern here is just that I've never used it; and don't know how idiot proof it actually is. Related to that is that windows 8 isn't listed as being currently supported[^]; and since full support is listed as a future version feature[^] it's not just a case of outdated documentation (as the win2k style screenshots made me initially suspect). That said Googling indicates that it seems to work; leaving the question of what exactly "full support" means.
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I have used it with XP and worked great there. It has an encrypted drive feature which I would think would work with any OS and it has a VERY long manual (pdf) that comes with it that you should be able to decide from that if it is right for you. Good Luck!
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