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Securing Windows 2000 laptop drives

Is there a way to secure a Win2K laptop drive so that if a person pops the drive out and slaves it on another laptop he/she will not be able to access the drive (without using EFS)?
Not without EFS using native Windows tools. There are third party applications that provide drive encryption. Here's what I do. If I must leave my laptop, I physically lock it to something and remove the hard drive. I either carry the hard drive with me (it's much lighter than carrying the laptop to dinner) or lock it in the room safe.
This was first published in September 2004

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