09-30-2010 03:04 PM
Question pretty much per subject -
I attempted to enable Bitlocker on my system drive via the context menu and was presented with a message that no suitable TPM device could be found.
It would astonish me that a brand new laptop in 2010 would not come with a TPM chip. However, thanks to Lenovo's brilliant choice of a USELESS BIOS, I don't seem to be able to find a way to activate a TPM chip, if there is one.
Is this really true? That the newest Lenovo laptops do not have TPM chips and thus cannot use Bitlocker the way it was intended to be used?
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09-30-2010 09:43 PM - edited 09-30-2010 09:43 PM
What BIOS do you have? Maybe you can use TrueCrypt software instead Bitlocker.
Essencial line doesn't have too much things.
10-01-2010 12:35 PM
10-17-2010 02:28 PM
Just to close the loop on this, I eventually used TrueCrypt to encrypt my system partition only (not the whole drive). Works great - I even get what I wanted from Bitlocker, which was to require a boot-time password, which TrueCrypt does provide.
So this solution works for me. I did have some initial issues with the Alps touchpad after encrypting. I uninstalled (and deleted) the Alps driver and reinstalled it and that appears to have fixed the issue.