Suspend bitlocker before updating bios

Security is of paramount importance around here, and I had to enable Bit Locker, included with Windows 7 Ultimate. I saw minimum performance degradation, and the only (minor) annoyance was the bootup workflow, which requires a PIN to be entered prior to Windows booting.Fast-forward 2 months: I decided it was time for a performance boost, so I picked up a 256GB Kingston SSD drive.Those are for older models like E3372s and won't work with E3372h. Your E3372h is now in stick mode, presents itself as NCM device that's compatible with Windows Mobile Broadband feature and also with huawei_cdc_ncm under Linux. This means to connect Internet use built in features of your operating system, stay away from "Mobile Partner" etc. :) If you don't root it someone else probably will given Huawei track record on security... Downside on these cheap ones is broken locking tabs on top cover.

Unsurprisingly default mode is Hi Link, but luckily it can be changed to Stick mode getting rid at least one layer of NAT and related issues.

Actually there's also third mode which is subset of Stick, instead of native NCM interface it uses legacy PPP over emulated serial port.

We can use the BDE command line tool to mange this The –pause option is to suspend encryption of a drive being encrypted.

Remember that while deploying a system it is best to place the Bit Locker enablement command at the end of the task sequence – this is now the default in MDT 2010.

Easy enough: I had one handy: my old drive, which had the OS relatively current.

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