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Windows 7 crashed and I am unable to run a repair. I have a drive that was encrypted using BitLocker, and I have the key and password for it.

I’m worried that if I re-install Windows, I will lose access to the encrypted drive.

If I re-install Windows, will I still be able to access the encrypted drive using the key and password?

Is it okay if i install windows professional instead of windows ultimate and vice verse, will windows be able to recognize the encrypted drive and allow me to de-crypt it?

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The whole point to saving the key is so that you can access it. I’m sure someone has been in this situation and can confirm sometime today that they were able to access their encrypted drive after re-installing Windows… –  Synetech Nov 29 '13 at 16:04
    
Thanks for replying. –  Darren Gray Nov 29 '13 at 16:07
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Is it okay if i install windows professional instead of windows ultimate and vice verse, will windows be able to recognize the encrypted drive and allow me to de-crypt it? Now that will be a problem because the Professional edition doesn’t include BitLocker; it is only included in the Ultimate and Enterprise editions. –  Synetech Nov 29 '13 at 16:13
    
Darren, was the system drive encrypted, or an external drive such as a flash drive? –  BigHomie Nov 30 '13 at 12:54
    
A drive in the system was encrypted not a external drive or usb –  Darren Gray Nov 30 '13 at 14:09

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