Queen's has a Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 8.1 Enterprise site license for Staff, Faculty and Grad students. If your computer's OS needs to updated to one of these encryption enabled versions, your computer files will need to be backed up, the OS re-installed and a re-install of your applications will be necessary.
If the machine does not have a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) in Windows 7 Enterprise an USB key is required to encrypt your computer. If Windows 8.1 Enterprise a PIN or USB key is required to encrypt without the presence of a TPM. Storage of the encryption Recovery Key is very important and should be printed and stored in a locked location.