Anyone have a laptop with Bitlocker (TPM not USB) enabled?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by APA, Mar 15, 2007.

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    APA Guest


    I am currently shopping for a laptop and would like to use Bitlocker with
    the TPM 1.2 chip vice a USB thumbdrive. Any suggestions from readers of this
    forum would be greatly appreciated. I am looking for Brand and model number
    if possible.

    Trying to pry any Bitlocker information from CDW, Dell, HP, Sony, etc. is a
    nightmare. I keep getting the "don't call us we'll call you" routine. :(

    Thanks in Advance,

    APA, Mar 15, 2007
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    Mark \(MCP\) Guest

    Mark \(MCP\), Mar 15, 2007
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    APA Guest


    Thanks for the quick reply. I will review the links.

    APA, Mar 15, 2007
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    Jesper Guest

    Dell's D620 series works well with BitLocker.

    Jesper, Mar 15, 2007
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    APA Guest


    Thanks for the info. Just to confirm...You are using the TPM, right?
    APA, Mar 15, 2007
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    Jesper Guest

    Yes. You need at least the A05 BIOS to use the TPM, but they should all ship
    with that by now.

    The Lenovo Thinkpad T60P also works.
    Jesper, Mar 15, 2007
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    APA Guest

    Thanks, again!

    I have a Gateway now a TPM 1.2 but the BIOS is Bitlocker compliant. Hence
    the post.....
    APA, Mar 15, 2007
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    You are looking for two things:
    1) TPM 1.2 for the chip. As Jesper mention the D620 is
    compliant (as is the D820 which I use)
    2) The BIOS must support access to the TPM. This is the
    bigger catch. Version A05 on the Dell Dx20 series works

    Brian Komar [MVP], Mar 16, 2007
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    Antoine Leca Guest

    This is an aside, but in my experience one should _not_ factorize a Dell's
    revision among various models (here D620 and D820). It might work here if
    the internals are close enough or for whatever reason (possibly marketing,
    ie they are really the same thing with 2 names), but in general with Dell,
    BIOS A05 for one machine should not be related with BIOS A05 for another.
    As it is done internally in Windows code, relying on BIOS date is probably

    My ¤0.02

    Antoine Leca, Mar 16, 2007
  10. I am stating that A05 on *my* laptop (D820) is working.
    Not that the same A05 will work on other versions of the
    Brian Komar [MVP], Mar 16, 2007
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    Paul Adare Guest

    in the news group, =?
    Dell Latitude D820.

    Paul Adare
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    Paul Adare, Mar 17, 2007
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    APA, Mar 20, 2007
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    vedala Guest

    Try HP Laptops. See HP DC7700 model. This has TPM. Follow links from there to
    laptop models. HP also provides Embedded Security software, which you can use
    to enable and store your certificate keys in TPM securely. This doesn't
    require Vista.
    vedala, Apr 10, 2007
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