Fatwah on Western Digital
There's an issue now with Windows 11 that can prevent systems from booting under some circumstances. When installed on a new PC, Windows 11, even Home edition, now encrypts drives by default. Assuming the user can remember their Microsoft Account info, they can sign in to their account on Microsoft to recover the decryption key, which is 48 digits long. Anyone who has ever had to do boot time troubleshooting on Windows knows how many times you'll wind up having to reboot a PC to fix something. That translates in to repeatedly typing in a 48 digit key over and over to allow access to the encrypted volume. What fun.