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I am creating a Virtual Harddisk but I want to confirm that the partition on which I am creating VHD is not bitlocker encrypted. I am using windows 7 home premium.

Thanks a ton..

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If the partition was encrypted, how could you access it? – Keltari Aug 28 '12 at 11:50
Windows 7 Home Premium doesn't have Bitlocker. – Indrek Aug 28 '12 at 12:46
Just don't encrypt the partition. Besides the copy of Windows you are using does not even give you the ability to encrypt the partition. – Ramhound Aug 28 '12 at 12:59
Since there's no bitlocker tag, this Q is related:… – Cees Timmerman May 12 '15 at 11:24
@CeesTimmerman - Read the title of the question. This question was specifically about Bitlocker and only Bitlocker. – Ramhound May 12 '15 at 12:31
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Click Start, click Control Panel, click Security, and then click BitLocker Drive Encryption.

You can also access it from the command-line (elevated):

manage-bde -status
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The first method doesn't work on editions that don't have Bitlocker (at least not on Win7 Professional), but the second one does, so +1. – Indrek Aug 28 '12 at 12:51
@Ramhound I think that point is deserving of being posted as an answer - if Home Premium can even access a partition, then it's not Bitlocker-encrypted. Definitely does answer the OP's question, and is even easier than using a command-line utility. – Indrek Aug 29 '12 at 17:57
@Ramhound manage-bde -unlock {-RecoveryPassword Password | -RecoveryKey PathToExternalKeyFile} Volume [-ComputerName Name] – Cees Timmerman May 12 '15 at 11:35
@Ramhound It is a reply to your seemingly false comment that "Windows 7 Home Premium cannot even access a storage device protected by Bitlocker." based on the accepted answer's command and "Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2" statement here. – Cees Timmerman May 12 '15 at 13:44

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