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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

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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
@Indrek - Windows 7 Home Premium cannot even access a storage device protected by Bitlocker. Its not entirely clear how the author intends to overcome this fact. –  Ramhound Aug 28 '12 at 12:59
@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

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