1. techi's Avatar

    I would like to secure format my sp4. What method would you recommend?

    To use bitlocker with factory reset?
    May i know what is bitlocker and how to enable it? As I have used the device, is it efficient to enable it now?

    Thank you.
    06-15-2016 11:38 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    If you go into settings and begin the process to reset the tablet, you will have the option to securely erase the tablet. That'll be all you'll need unless you need some REALLY secure. Like disk destruction level of security. And if you do, you probably have an IT department to take care of that for you already.

    Bitlocker is the name for Microsoft's full disk encryption. It doesn't hurt to enable. It'll just take some time to encrypt the entire disk. I wouldn't worry about it now if you're erasing it though. Maybe as an extra measure, but the secure erase reset thing should be good enough for most individuals.
    06-16-2016 12:16 AM
  3. techi's Avatar
    Thank you for your reply.

    I was thinking if recovery- remove all files is sufficient.

    Let say i enable bitlocker now (unsure how to do it), and recovery -> remove all files? will there be any issue - recovery -> remove all files, i heard it ask for key or tpm prevent it?
    06-16-2016 12:26 AM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    I do not anticipate any issues like that.
    06-21-2016 11:56 AM

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