Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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How can I fix a Bitlocker protected laptop which doesn't have a local admin account that's displaying the orange screen of death

I have a BitLocker protected Win 10 laptop (no TPM, just password) that's suddenly displayed this orange screen with white vertical lines - Windows 10 Shows Orange Screen with White Vertical Lines ...
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Windows 10 BitLocker on bootup presents just a blue screen but no password box or text.

I have a Windows 10 machine that used to work just fine. Now when you do a reboot the password box and text does not show. You can type the password and get enter and it will work. What would cause ...
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Bitlocker failure after installing Visual Studio 2015 update 3

Today I installed Visual Studio 2015 update 3. After installing, I did a reboot, as asked, and subsequently wasn't able to initiate Windows. After the motherboard POST, when it comes to the screen ...
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Bitlocker not asking for password?

I have a Windows 10 PC (upgraded from Win 8.1) with Bitlocker enabled. The PC has no TPM, so it asks for a long password at every boot. Since today, this doesn't work anymore. It boots into the ...
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How to permanently share a folder on encrypted drive?

I have a Windows machine (Win 7 Enterprise) with one of its drives encrypted with bitlocker (system, as a whole, is not encrypted). Every time machine starts, I have to double-click the drive and ...
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Windows 10 - Bitlocker - Not prompting for password on startup

Is it possible to use Bitlocker on Windows 10, but not being prompted every system boot for Bitlocker password (except for using the USB)? My computer (Lenovo X1 Carbon) has TPM, but I believe it ...
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Can I use my computer while BitLocker is encrypting the system drive?

I am thinking of encrypting my Windows 10 laptop with BitLocker (although I am curious about the answer for other versions too). If I start the process I imagine it will take a while since I have lots ...
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Unable to enable BitLocker due to mis-configured (?) Windows Recovery Environment [duplicate]

tl;dr: I failed to enable BitLocker on my tablet's system drive for the first time and now I see an error each time I restart Windows or try to enable BitLocker again. Windows claims that this is due ...
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Is there a way to BitLocker without a USB key

I've been trying to find a way around this. One Drive, DropBox and others are not seen as a remote disk so I can't backup the key there. Said client is remote without a USB stick. Trying to enable ...
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encrypt a drive where the users profiles are on

I've installed win10 so that the profiles are on d: I would like to encrypt d: , but if I use bitlocker, I'm nomore able to login after that. Is there a way to handle this, and let windows decrypt ...
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use bitlocker without admin privilege in windows7

i have some problem with windows 7 on locked drive by bitlocker when i join a domain. in windows 7 when i try to unlock encrypted drive after join a domain the bitlocker ask me UAC privilege to ...
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Drive not able to unlock bitlocker protection after reinstalling windows

I had previously windows 10 enterprise evaluation and I had encrypted the dive with Bitlocker and now I have Installed windows 10 enterprise and I am not able to open the drive with the same key and ...
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Recover an accidentally initialized Bitlocker partition

NOTE: Before you downvote or mark as duplicate, please note that i DID look around and while i found similar issues on stackexchange and elsewhere, I wasn't able to go very far. In short, I have a ...
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Bitlocker PIN rejected after dual-install of Ubuntu with encryption

I have a Thinkpad with Windows 10 installed, with Bitlocker setup and previously working. I've just installed Ubuntu along-side Windows, and I enabled the "encrypt my home drive" option during install....
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Re-Install Windows 7 with bitlocker on hard-drive

I have laptop with WIN 7 Enterprise and installed bitlocker. Now I want to re-install win 7. It's possible or disc will not allowed me to install new copy of win7? If I can't, can I somehow remove ...
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Is files encrypted by bitlocker also encrypted after backup to onedrive

I want to know if files encrypted by bitlocker on Windows 10 pro remain encrypted after backup to onedrive or other cloud storage. Thanks.
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Encrypt data drive with USB key without encrypting the OS drive

In my computer I have a SSD with an OS installed, and a HDD with two partitions, one of them I use to store my user profiles and other potentially sensitive data. I would like to encrypt one of the ...
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Using Bitlocker + TPM protected HD, wish to permit boot alternate media (CD/USB)

Our company is enabling Bitlocker entangled with TPM on our (Lenovo T430s) laptops with Win 7 Enterprise. This setup will work well for 98% of the company staff without issue, but has created a ...
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Can I use BitLocker to encrypt my main SSD without a CMOS battery?

I removed my CMOS battery because it was dead and the laptop wouldn't start. I have no ability to purchase a new one, but the laptop works properly without it. Can I enable BitLocker on my hard drive ...
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What identifier is meant in the Bitlocker recovery key document?

when turning on bitlocker for a device, the following recovery key document is created: BitLocker Drive Encryption recovery key To verify that this is the correct recovery key, compare the ...
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Bitlocker encrypted system drive causes hourly spin-up of all other HDDs

Cleanly installed Window 10 Pro v1511 with 3 internal SATA disks, old BIOS w/o TPM. Once the system drive is encrypted with password protected Bitlocker, my other two drives spin-up from standby on ...
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bitlocker identifer not valid

I was given a new Windows 10 laptop at work and the initial setup required me to enable bitlocker and create a pin. I was warned to make a recovery key so I did. This was a file created by bitlocker ...
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Allow enhanced PINs for startup with Bitlocker

I use PIN to unlock a windows 10 machine with bitlocker-protected OS drive. Currently, only 0-9 characters are allowed in PIN. Following a documentation, I enabled "Allow enhanced PINs for startup" in ...
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Common protected (Encrypted) partition for both Windows and Ubuntu

I have installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 on my hard drive. I like to encrypt a common partition which will be available for both Windows and Ubuntu. When I was using Windows as my only Operating ...
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What is the difference between a BitLocker startup and recovery key?

I would like to encrypt a system partition using BitLocker using a password (manage-bde -protectors -add c: -pw), but (safely) store a key elsewhere if I ever forget the password. Should I add a ...
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Bitlocker on non-TPM board: how to change startup option?

When I initially encrypted my OS drive, and BitLocker asked me how I wanted to unlock my drive at startup, I chose "Enter a password". Now I'm wondering if I can change that to USB drive. I've been ...
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Recover data from un-encrypted portion of partition - BitLocker [duplicate]

I have two Windows 10 OSs installed in two partitions of the same HDD. I wanted to encrypt both with USB and I ran into trouble. I am hoping I can still recover information on the partition that does ...
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How can I achieve better isolation with Windows 10 multiboot?

My Setup My setup looks like this: Drive 1: Windows 10 System Drive - Joined to company domain. Drive 2: Windows 10 System Drive - Joined to personal domain. Drive 3: Fixed drive - additional ...
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Windows 10 does not recognize hardware encrypted bitlocker volume

I use Windows 10 Pro/Education on a self encrypting Samsung SSD Drive (Evo 850) and configured/installed it by following this guide [1]. I configured bitlocker to ask for a PIN before booting Windows ...
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Bitlocker doesnt allow to key in password [duplicate]

I have my portable drive encrypted with Bitlocker. However, every time I connect with computer it doesn't appear a window to type in password to unlock rather than a recovery key. Unfortunately, I ...
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After formatting my PC bitlocker won't ask for a password to access external partition

I used Bitlocker to encrypt one partition of my removable hard drive. I definitely remember my password but I don't have the recovery key. I had to format my computer and now when I try to open the ...
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Windows 10 Shows Orange Screen with White Vertical Lines on boot

Orange Screen (See picture below) appears on boot after Dell loading screen. Dell Inspiron 580 w dual monitors Dell Bios is latest version (A07) Nvidia GeForce 310 (Driver version 341.95 - latest) ...
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Re-locking BitLocker encrypted drive WITHOUT a drive letter

The operating system is Windows 7 Enterprise. I have an encrypted NTFS drive mounted at C:\mount_point. I successfully encrypted it with BitLocker GUI (in control panel) and can unlock it with ...
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Can you still update Windows tiers

I need to deploy BitLocker to 30 computers and these machines run Windows 7 Home and I was curious if it is still possible to update to Ultimate or will these machines need to go Windows 10?
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Converting a non-lettered partition from FAT32 to NTFS

I'm working on setting up BitLocker in Server 2012. After enabling TPS in BIOS, I attempted to enable Bitlocker. The following error appeared: BitLocker Drive Encryption operating system drives ...
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Is a Bitlocker encrypted drive safe to dispose?

Based on the nowadays public knowledge about the strongness of the Bitlocker encryption - and supposing the user thinks the Bitlocker password is strong enough to make bruteforce unviable with the ...
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Which windows services are ok to: SC Type= own?

Looking at the best answer to "How to find memory usage of individual Windows services" posted on Server Fault it looks like SC Config ServiceName Type= own is the best way to 'split-off' services ...
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Cannot Eject USB Drive With NTFS and Bitlocker

I have an external HDD (WD My Passport Ultra) formatted with NTFS and encrypted with Bitlocker (Windows 10). After plugging in the drive, I can no longer remove the drive using "Eject". The error is "...
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bitlocker on/off after uefi flash and recovery key has changed?

Amendment: I noticed that though, BL is turned off, that when I try to use recovery options in Windows 10, or when I turn off and back on the TPM in UEFI, that the BL "recovery key" from the original ...
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Remove bitlocker from Windows 10

I have a big problem with Bitlocker on Windows 10: I do not use this system of encryption and every thing is off in the control panel. Sometimes , when I connect hard drives on the USB ports, ...
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Bitlocker Performance Hit around 60%?

I enabled 128 bit AES Bitlocker on my machine expecting to take a single digit performance hit on read/write time (based on what I had read online). However, with ATTO Disk Benchmark I am seeing a ~...
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Bitlocker stuck in limbo?

CHKDSK on boot revealed no errors. I did run the Sandisk scan utility and there is one damaged sector but it has been flagged/moved to a backup (or whatever they call it) and it's "Healthy". I have ...
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Missing on-screen keyboard for Bitlocker

I have a Lenovo Yoga tablet that identifies on the command prompt as 20C30024US with the csproduct get name command. It runs Windows 8 x64 Enterprise with Bitlocker enabled. This tablet has no ...
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Windows 10 pro bitlocker is not working

My Dell laptop has Windows 10 professional edition and previously it has a working bitlocker program. But now can't open bitlocker using start menu or control panel.When I search bitlocker from start ...
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Boot from CD triggers Bitlocker

using Paragon, I have deleted the recovery partition. Afterwards, Windows 8.1 would not boot anymore. Then I tried booting from a Partition Manager CD, but when I try to boot from the CD, the ...
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Encrypt multiple hard drives in Windows, each required for boot

I have two drives, a small SSD (boot device) and a much larger drive for data. I want to encrypt these drives, but the problem is that both of them need to be available at boot time. I have many ...
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Installing Bitlocker on Windows 7 with TPM version 2.0 chip

We are trying to turn on bitlocker with Windows 7 where the laptop is new and has a TPM version 2.0 NOT 1.4 chip in it. We cannot upgrade to Windows 10 due to company policy rules and we have tried ...
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How do I ensure that BitLocker can't be bypassed with a recovery key?

I want to encrypt my hard drive using BitLocker, but it requires me to create a recovery key. Now, I understand why this is important, as there may be cases where my password alone can't unlock the ...
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Bitlocker: Manage-bde unable to unlock drive: “The current directory is invalid.” error occurs

I've encrypted one of my drives with Bitlocker and am successfully able to lock the drive via manage-bde with the following command manage-bde -lock H: -ForceDismount However, when I try to unlock ...
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How can I enlarge the Recovery partition?

I tried to enable BitLocker, following http://superuser.com/a/957256 However, my Recovery partition lacks 15MB to accommodate Winre.wim. Is there an easy way to enlarge a partition? I have enough ...