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Pro Book 450 G1 - Enable BitLocker?

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I have a ProBook 450 G1 with Windows 7 Professional installed.

I wanted to enable BitLocker since Windows 7 Pro is supposed to support BitLocker.

Went to the Control Panel>System Security> but BitLocker does not show as an option?

 

I went into the BIOS / UEFI thinking I may have to enable the TPM chip but was unable to find an option for it. In fact most every item in the BIOS is greyed out!

 

Even if my system doesn't have a TPM chip BitLocker should be available since you can still use BitLocker without a TPM. I would just have to use a USB drive with the encryption credentials on it to boot. So I don't understand why it wouldn't show up in Control Panel.

 

Note: I did replace the original HDD with a SSD and used HP Recovery Media to install the OS onto my new SSD. But I don't see why that would make any difference. If my hard drive were to crash HP recovery media is supposed to return a new replacement drive back to a factory fresh state with all functionality. ??

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 BitLocker Drive Encryption in Windows 7: Frequently Asked Questions

BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature available in Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate, and in all editions of Windows Server 2008 R2.

 

BitLocker Drive Encryption in WIndows 7:FAQ

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