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How to Encrypt a Hard Drive on Windows 8

"How to password protect hard drive on Windows 8?"

To password protect your hard drive on Windows 8 computer, it's really simple. BitLocker is Windows's built in hard drive encryption software. It works on Windows 8.1/8, 7, Vista. We'll give the guide of using Windows 8 but the directions are mostly the same on all 3 operating systems.

Note: Hard drive encryption may require you to format your drive first.

How to Encrypt Hard Drive on Windows 8?

The speed of the encryption depends on the size of the drive and which encryption option you chose.

Now your hard drive has been password-protected now. When you unlock the drive, it should look like this in your computer.

how to password protect a hard drive on windows 8

Added Info: How to Encrypt a Hard Drive on Mac OS X?

For Mac OS X 10.8, it's easy to encrypt a drive. Simply right click the drive, either in the finder window or on your desktop. For Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.6, open the Applications/Utilities Folder.

If you have other questions about hard drive on Windows 8, feel free to contact us. You can also click here to learn more information about hard drive.

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