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Bitlocker Enabled on New HP Laptop - Disable or Keep?

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HP ProBook 450 G6
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I just bought a new HP ProBook and I've just noticed it is supplied with Bitlocker enabled on the system drive.

I only use the laptop in a secure location for general home PC use. Please advise:

  1. Are there any disadvantages of keeping Bitlocker enabled on the drive? For example, Macrium Reflect works OK but my Partition Magic bootable USB stick doesn't find the bitlocked partitions.
  2. I also need to do a BIOS update since the latest version was not installed. Are there any issues in updating the BIOS with bitlocker enabled e.g. suspend Bitlocker?
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Normally business machines have Bitlocker enabled. It is up to you to make decision. Please check the following article


For BIOS, please check



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