Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services

Window Encryption Tutorials

Queen's has a Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 8.1 Enterprise site license for Staff, Faculty and Grad students. If your computer's OS needs to updated to one of these encryption enabled versions,  your computer files will need to be backed up, the OS re-installed and a re-install of your applications will be necessary.

If your machine does not have a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) in Windows 7 Enterprise a USB key is required to encrypt your computer.  If you are running Windows 8.1 Enterprise a USB key or password is required to encrypt without the presence of a TPM.  Storage of the encryption Recovery Key is very important and should be printed and stored in a locked location.

Last Updated: October 26, 2017