This article is intended for those who already have Windows 10 installed on their computers.
Read the entire page before beginning these steps.
Warning: UUHSC, University of Utah and the College of Nursing take no responsibility for damages, data loss or performance issues from enabling encryption. If you choose to enable encryption yourself, back up your laptop files before proceeding. If you do not feel comfortable following these steps consider taking your laptop to a third party Tech support for help.
Encrypting Windows 10 Using BitLocker
To Encrypt your Windows 10 computer using BitLocker you will need either Windows 10 Pro or Education Versions in order to use BitLocker Encryption.
STEP 1: Determine What Version Windows 10 is Installed on your Computer
To determine what version of Windows 10 you have installed first Right-Click on the Start Menu Button then select System.
The highlighted area below shows the where the information can be found.
Option A: If you already have Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise Installed Click Here
Option B: If you don’t have Windows 10 Pro or Education Versions you can get Windows 10 Education Version for FREE through the University.
STEP 2: GET Windows 10 Education Version
To get Windows 10 Education Version go to: http://software.utah.edu/news/ms_/index.php
Click: Windows Upgrade
Login With Your uNID & Password
You Will Be Brought Back to This Page Again Click: Students
Click: Windows 10
Click: Add To Cart
Sign the Microsoft Student Option Acceptance Form and Click: I Accept
Compete Survey and Click: Next
Click: Proceed With Order
Answer Questions and Click: Next
You Will Receive Your Product Key Here (Be Sure to Keep it Somewhere Safe, example: email it to yourself)
Click: Start Download
Follow Instructions Highlighted Below
After you have upgraded your Version of Windows to Windows 10 Education click here to enable BitLocker on your laptop.