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Why Bitlocker requires partition on some computers but not all

We have HP desktop computers all identical. I setup Bitlocker encryption on one, no partition was required and the computer was fully encrypted. Second computer gave me a different result, Bitlocker ...
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Full disk encryption vs targetted partition encryption for security experts?

There are "Average Joes" answers here for "Full disk encryption vs home folder encryption". I have three use cases in the frame of professional activities with customers wanting their data secured: ...
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Secure erase partition only on SSD, not the whole thing

I have a 512 SSD which is partitioned into essentially two 256 areas. One for Windows, the other for Linux (Ubuntu). Neither is encrypted. I want to clean my system up, but am only concerned about the ...
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Can I use Truecrypt/Veracrypt to “Wipe” a partition?

I am using a non-SSD drive: Western Digital Black 1TB. Windows XP (please don't judge why I'm still using XP. I've actually recentlly started to use Win 7). For ex: if I have 2 partitions. 500GB ...
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Is an encrypted partition significantly less secure than full drive encryption?

The question Do I lose security by merely encrypting a partition of a drive instead of doing full drive encryption (FDE)? My concern arises because using an encrypted file container for a volume can ...
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Can ransomware affect hidden or “unmounted” drives?

I have an understanding of how ransomware works to a certain extent. But, I would like some input as to what it can do if the volumes/drives that are on a workstation are not visible or are not ...
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Write protect a partition

I have an HDD partition that contains a Karaoke song library of 400 GB. Backing it up is cumbersome at best and requires a large external drive and hours of time. The library is the only thing on the ...
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Does the separation of the OS partition (C:) and data partition (D:) in Windows increase security?

I have to manage the security of thousands of laptops. Nowadays our laptops have two partitions, C:, hidden to users but accessible and D: where users store documents, images, etc. Do this separation ...