I will be going back to school soon, and may be bringing my laptop with me on occasion. I am wondering if there is any way for me to have a dedicated USB flash drive set up in such a way that I can log into my computer without a password when it is inserted, sort of like a key in a lock. It would be nice as well if, in the case the drive is not plugged in, the computer would refuse to log in. Although, if that is the case, there ought to be some sort of workaround (allowing me to enter my password manually if I press a certain key combo or something like that) if I lose the drive or something lie that. Please let me know if you know of anything that may help me out. Thank you!
FYI, my computer is running Windows 7 Ultimate x64
asked Aug 28 '10 at 17:28
Here's an article showing how to do it.
answered Aug 28 '10 at 17:29
Checkout if there's Vista BitLocker Drive Encryption for Windows 7.
One of the officers was totally locked out of his brand new laptop. At the time, there was no known backdoor. We booted off our Ultimate Boot Disks, but the data on the drive was not accessible. Ended up reimaging the laptop, then restoring from the most recent online backup. Stored Recovery Keys with their admins, from that day forward.
answered Aug 28 '10 at 18:08