How to disable SSD Encryption when installing Windows 8.1?

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  1. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    I will be getting a Samsung 840 PRO FTW 512 GB soon.

    I don't want none of this encryption BS and I've heard that Windows 8.1 Pro will automatically enable encryption

    is there a possibility to disable this feature?
     
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  2. s1ave77

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    It's only the ESD in the Install ISO downloaded via SetupBox that is encrypted, not Windows itself :cool2:.
     
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  3. PaulDesmond

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    simply use the software that comes with the drive and DON'T MESS WITH YOUR NEW SSD :eek:
     
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  4. ian82

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    #5 s1ave77, Apr 1, 2014
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  6. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    #7 ian82, Apr 1, 2014
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    so j00 mean to say, that when I install Windows 8.1 Pro, it won't automatically encrypt the SSD since it DOES support encryption?
     
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  7. PaulDesmond

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    consider that SSDs are best supported since W8 times way back during the development of the new OS :p
     
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  8. ian82

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    that didn't answer my above question dawg :confused:
     
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    #11 s1ave77, Apr 1, 2014
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    ...............:eek:


    At the bottom of the article.
     
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  10. Mutagen

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    I've done numerous 8.1 Pro installations. I'm not aware of any encryption. Is it transparent? Has anyone done or seen this yet?
     
  11. s1ave77

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    ...........Nope :g:.
     
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  12. ian82

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    Go to PC Settings

    then Info

    there you will see if your drive is encrypted

    if it doesn't mention anything about encryption, it means it's not encrypted.

    pray to god it isn't encrypted
     
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  13. s1ave77

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    No encryption on my and the two machines of friends i installed it lately.
     
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    same here on neither machine > only another wet dream ... lol
     
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  15. ian82

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    In that article I posted, they said if you don't find the encryption enabled automatically, it is probably because your drive doesn't support it

    now I am scared coz this Samsung 840 Pro DOES support AES 256 bit encryption and I don't need any encryption, it will only slow things down and make it a disaster for meh when formatting, my lappy stays at home so I have no need to encrypt anything :help2:
     
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    Most SSD's does.
     
  17. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    Okay, I see the requirements include secure boot and either a Microsoft account or logging on to a domain. Think I'll start playing around with my expendable M4700 laptop and discover how much damage I can do. See you all later. Or much, much latter, as the case may be.
     
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    What I learned:
    1 - I just scared the crap out of myself.
    2 - I can "Talk-the-Talk", but not "Walk-the-Walk".
    3 - My $1500 M4700 is not expendable.
    4 - Stop drinking so much coffee and do a little research first.