Bitlocker

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  1. puma

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    Anyone using this notice a lag of any kind? I read somewhere this comes on by default but mine was not enabled.
     
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    Hmm, I believe it is enabled by default due to Connected Standby. It was mentioned on a thread recently.

    Anyways I have had no lag of any kind on my SP3.
     
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    If Bitlocker wasn't enabled on your machine then I would be concerned with your device. As it should be enabled OOB as it is a requirement for CS.

    There should be no noticeable lag with Bitlocker enabled.
     
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    When you say should be turned on, you mean the drive should be encrypted and have the lock icon on it? Mine did not. This is my second pro 3 since I had to return the first one. The first one also did not have bitlocker active.
     
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    The Disk should look like this....
    upload_2014-7-15_19-51-28.png

    And if you look at the all items in the Control Panel...Bitlocker....it should look like this:

    upload_2014-7-15_19-52-51.png

    The padlocks are unlocked when you are logged in, but the system is locked during S0iX, S4 (Hibernation) and S5 (Powered Off)....
     
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    Yea not on mine, neither of them. And I got each from a different Best Buy.
     
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    malberttoo Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine looks like Jeff's screenshots.

    Super odd that you got 2 machines from BB, and they both had BitLocker disabled!
     
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    Where they open box?
     
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    Mine is from Best Buy and Bit Locker is on by default.
     
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    Both from Best buy, closed boxes, and they looked brand new no tamper, everything was sealed. Also two different best buy locations.Mind you I had been through 3 sp2's and it was the same deal.
    Where is your recovery key if they already have it on;)??
     
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    Best buy as well, bitlocker was off.
     
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    SP2 weren't Bitlockered OOB as they were not CS Enabled Machines. On any personal machine your Bitlocker Recovery Key is stored on your OneDrive in a Encrypted Hidden Section available here:

    https://onedrive.live.com/recoverykey

    If the machine is joined to an Active Directory Domain it will migrate the Recovery Key to be stored as an AD Object associated to the Computer Object.
     

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