How can I keep my Windows PC secure?

Billy from New York, NY

Episode 1389 (1:17:41)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

Billy is about to make the switch to Windows. As an old timer, he feels that Apple has abandoned his demographic. So he bought a Lenovo X1 Yoga to replace his aging Mac laptop. Leo says that the latest Mac laptops with Touch Bar are annoying and the Touch Bar gets in the way more than it helps. Lenovo is doing a lot of creative hardware on the Windows side, as are other manufacturers.

Leo says to make sure he gets all of his updates, and then run the recovery utility to create a USB recovery boot disk. He'll need a 16GB thumb drive for that. He could also image the drive with all of his software. How about bit locker? Leo says that Bit Locker will encrypt his data. He should just be careful not to lose the key!