How to enable/turn on Bitlocker drive encryption on Windows 8/8.1 Home?

Posted by Admin to Bitlocker for Windows Home on April 8th, 2015

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.

Bitlocker for Windows 8 home

Step 4: Click Encrypt.

Step 5: Enter the password and then click Next.

Enter the password

Step 6: Save the recovery key and then click Next.

Save the recovery key

Step 7: Start Bitlocker drive encryption on the specific drive in Windows 8 Home.

Start Bitlocker drive encryption

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