BitLocker is Microsoft’s native windows encryption tool. It first appeared – albeit in a limited format – on Windows Vista and has been available on Pro or Enterprise Windows versions of subsequent operating systems.
I suspect before long, Microsoft will enable this feature for users of Windows 10 Home, given the ever increasing concerns around security.
What Versions of Windows come with BitLocker?
- Windows 10: Pro, Enterprise and Education
- Windows 8.1: Pro and Enterprise
- Windows 8.0: Pro and Enterprise
- Windows 7: Enterprise and Ultimate
- Windows Vista: Enterprise and Ultimate
BitLocker is also available on Windows 2008 Server and all subsequent server editions