How to Activate and use Bitlocker Protection without TPM in Windows 10

We have already commented on repeated occasions that all the efforts that we dedicate to keep our PC protected from potential attacks do not hurt. In this sense, if we want all our files and folders that are in the units to be protected, we must enable and use Bitlocker protection without TPM in Windows 10.

Of course, the version of Windows 10 that you will not find this function is Home, but in the Enterprise and Pro version you will find it. So let’s show you, not only how you are going to activate this protection for your files and folders. We will also explain to you in this short tutorial, the step by step to use it in the correct way.

In general, activating this function is very easy but it turns out that a message usually appears indicating that it is necessary to Allow Bitlocker without TPM compatible. And this can already generate a complication, something that we will try to do without major trauma and as simple as blocking access to the hard disk drive.

How to activate and use Bitlocker protection without TPM in Windows 10

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When we want activate Bitlocker protection in Windows 10, we just have to go to the file explorer. Then we must choose the disk unit that we are going to protect, which can be C, D, E, F, etc. We select said unit and then right-click to display the contextual menu and in it we choose the Activate Bitlocker option.

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Then the message appears and it is not possible to activate this protection function, since a TPM is necessary where the keys are stored in some way. But for this to happen, there must be compatibility with our computer. So the only solution is to grant the permissions for enable and use Bitlocker protection without TPM.

Steps to activate and use Bitlocker protection without TPM in Windows 10

So to begin we will go to the start menu and write the following command gpedit.msc in the dialog box, in this way we will enter the Group Policies.

Once inside this window we are going to choose the Local Group Policy option. Then we select Computer Configuration, then we will find and choose Administrative Templates.

We will continue with the next option which is Windows Components, and then choose Bitlocker Drive Encryption, to finish with the Operating System Units option.

In this last window we are going to position ourselves in the section Require additional authentication at the beginning. And we must double click here and we are going to select the Enable option.

We are also going to check the box of the option Allow Bitlocker without a compatible TPM, and voila, we would only need to Save the changes we have made in Group Policies.

Now we leave this window and proceed to go to the unit in which we will activate the function. To do this, we will go to the Explorer Files of Windows 10.

Then we will go on to select the unit that we want to activate this function, now we will right click to display the context menu options.

And in it we are going to select the Activate Bitlocker option. Now we will realize that the function has been activated and that the error message that it showed us from the beginning is no longer displayed.

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You see how easy it can be to activate various functions in Windows 10, if we know the steps and the route to follow for it. Today we learned how to activate a new layer of protection that we can add to our files to avoid possible intruders.

In this way you will put into practice your acquired knowledge to enable and use Bitlocker protection without TPM in Windows 10.

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