Go to Start > Control Panel > System and Security > BitLocker Drive Encryption. Click Turn on BitLocker.
- In the BitLocker Drive Encryption setup page, click Next.
Windows will start to prepare your drive for BitLocker. Click Next.Windows will start to create the system partition.
- After the system partition is created, click Restart now.
- After the computer has restarted, BitLocker is ready to encrypt the drive. Click Next.
Because we want to initiate the encryption from FDE for BitLocker, click Cancel to cancel encrypting the drive.
Go to Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management to verify if the system partition is created.
Proceed with the installation of the FDE for BitLocker. Refer to the KB article Installing Full Disk Encryption (TMFDE) for Microsoft BitLocker.
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