How to speed up Bitlocker drive encryption process in Windows 7?

I watched the videos on the Microsoft site about bitlocker. They said it would take "a few minutes". I started bitlocker on a 1TB USB drive 3 hours ago and it is only 18% finished. Microsoft's idea of a few minutes is a lot different than mine. Windows 7 Ultimate

In Windows 7, Bitlocker drive encryption adopts full disk encryption so that it will take a long time to complete the encryption process. If Bitlocker only encrypts the used space on the specific drive, the encryption process will be quicker.

There is a tool called M3 Bitlocker Loader for Windows which only encrypts the used space on specific drive with Bitlocker in Windows 7, so it can speed up Bitlocker drive encryption process in Windows 7.

Besides encrypting hard drive and external drive with Bitlocker in Windows 7, M3 Bitlocker Loader for Windows can also turn on Bitlocker drive encryption in Windows 10/8/7 Home edition.

Tutorial to encrypt drive in Windows 7 with M3 Bitlocker Loader for Windows

Step 1: Download and install M3 Bitlocker Loader for Windows on Winows computer.

Step 2: Launch M3 Bitlocker Loader for Windows.

Step 3: Select the drive which you want to encrypt.

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Step 4: Click Encrypt.

Step 5: Follow the wizard to complete the encryption process.

Step 6: Press Enter to start Bitlocker drive encryption on the specific drive in Windows 7.

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