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encryption in xp, xp pro and vista

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  • Started 8 years ago by newbee
  • Latest reply from jd2066
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concerned about security: have xp and xp pro. do they have encryption? what is encrypted, just internal items or is outgoing e-mail and data protected? want to find out how to activate and use and then move up to vista once understood.

Posted 8 years ago
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XP/Vista when using NTFS can encrypt individual files and folders you select.
Vista with Bitlocker (Requires a TPM chip) can encrypt the entire drive.
Neither supports encrypting outgoing email.

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