Turn on device encryption


  • Device encryption helps protect your data by encrypting it. Only someone with the right encryption key (such as a password) can decrypt it. Device encryption is not available in Windows 10 Home.
    • Sign in to Windows with an administrator account.
    • Select the Start button, and then type manage BitLocker.
    • Select Manage BitLocker from the list of results.
    • Select Turn on BitLocker, and then follow the instructions.
  • If you need to decrypt your PC, find your recovery key.
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  • If you need help with error codes, see Fix Windows Update errors.