Bitlocker Drive Encryption is a feature included on Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise only.
In order to enable Bitlocker on your system, the processor installed needs to have the Intel® Trusted Execution Technology available.
So, could you please provide me the model number of the processor in order to double check if it comes with this advanced technology?
Thanks for the reply.
I am unaware of any bitlocker requirement for TXT support. Bitlocker does not even require a TPM according to their documentation.
Hardware requirements for bitlocker:
I am using an i5-3750K. I have tried both the password and USB key authentication methods and the result is the same.
Alsk, would you please let me know on which SATA port did you connected the SSD?
I tried both SATA 6Gbps ports (SATA 0/1) as well as a SATA 3Gbps port. I was unable to boot from the 3rd party controller (Marvell?) normally but I only tried that for a short while.
Normally the hard drive needs to be connected to the SATA 0 port.
I'm going to try and replicate this behavior. I will provide you the results ASAP.
Great! Thank you for checking into this issue for me.