Encrypt your laptop to protect it against unauthorized access from third parties, e.g. in case of theft. However, your encryption is only as secure as your password for your laptop account. Please make sure to use a secure password.
Print the recovery key and store it at a secure location.
The recovery key is very important. If you forget your password and you do not have the key, you cannot access your device any more.
Only encrypt the used disk space of new devices (first option). If you already use your laptop, it is best to encrypt the entire drive (second option).
If you want to you can check your settings.
If you have done everything correctly, it will look like this:
Older devices may not contain a TPM chip yet. If you encounter problems when turning on Bitlocker, please contact the IT Support.