2011
04.20

My personal laptop contains some stuff that I don’t want to lose control of, including the original Word documents for a few books.  As such,I take precautions to protect that content.

My laptop runs Windows 7 Ultimate Edition.  That includes a feature called BitLocker which can encrypt an entire disk.  With a TPM 1.2 chip enabled in the BIOS, I enabled that, saving the recovery key to a USB stick.  I want to keep that key safe – just in case.  So I moved it from the USB stick to a folder on my laptop.  That folder is replicated to my other machines using Live Mesh.  That means I can access the recovery key for the laptop from anywhere using my Live ID.

My data is secure, and I can recover the laptop if something should go awry.

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