How to enable/turn on Bitlocker drive encryption on Windows 8/8.1 Home?
I have Windows 8.1 Home edition, not Professional edition. I want to encrypt external drive with Bitlocker, how to enable Bitlocker on Windows 8.1 Home?
Windows 8/8.1 is same as Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 Home doesn't support Bitlocker drive encryption. Although Microsoft doesn't open the Bitlocker drive encryption feature in Windows 8/8.1 Home, but there is a alternative way which can turn on Bitlocker drive encryption on Windows 8/8.1 Home edition.
M3 Bitlocker Loader for Windows is a free Bitlocker solution which can turn on Bitlocker drive encryption on Windows 8/8.1 Home and allow you to encrypt hard drive & external drive on Windows 8/8.1/10/7 Home editions.
Tutorial to turn on Bitlocker in Windows 8 Home
Step 1: Download and install M3 Bitlocker Loader for Windows on Windows 8 computer.
Step 2: Launch M3 Bitlocker Loader for Windows.
Step 3: Select the drive which you want to encrypt.
Step 4: Click Encrypt.
Step 5: Enter the password and then click Next.
Step 6: Save the recovery key and then click Next.
Step 7: Start Bitlocker drive encryption on the specific drive in Windows 8 Home.
Bitlocker for Mac
M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac is a simple tool to unlock, read/write, mount, open/access Bitlocker encrypted drive and encrypt external drive with Bitlocker on macOS 10.14/10.13/10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.