Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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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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Using Win8.1Pro Batch: Unable to verify if BitLocker has already applied encryption

I'm working on a script that assists in standardizing a Windows 8.1 Pro image. In this part I'm trying to verify if BitLocker has already encrypted the drive or not using the following script: :...
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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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Bitlocker decryption not starting

I was about to do a fresh install of Windows 7 64bit on a laptop currently running Windows 7 32 bit with a Bitlocker encrypted 232GB hard-drive with 1.54GB free. I have already backed up all the data ...
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What would happen if my computer shuts down while BitLocker is encrypting my OS partition?

The title is the question. I am now enctypting a 107 GB partition and it takes ages. I am dying to know what would happen if the encryption was stopped by, let's say, a thermal shutdown or if the ...
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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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Computer randomly shuts down during Bitlocker prompt?

Recently I encrypted my main Windows drive with Bitlocker (no TPM, just password), but during the boot prompt to 'enter your Bitlocker password' the computer will shut down at a seemingly random time. ...
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Updating the Sony Vaio BIOS - how do I know if I have Microsoft BitLocker?

I've got a new Sony Vaio that wants to update its BIOS; it's asking me whether I have Microsoft BitLocker. I don't think so but I want to make sure. Could Microsoft BitLocker have been pre-installed ...
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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 encrypt Samsung 840 SSD with Bitlocker?

I need help encrypting my Samsung 840 Evo with Bitlocker. Here is my hardware: Samsung Evo 840 500GB hard drive (firmware EXT0BB6Q) Asus P8z77-v motherboard (BIOS v. 2104) Asus TPM chip - purchased ...
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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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What is the safest encryption for a Dell Lattitude?

I use a Dell Lattitude with a TPM. There are so many options in the BIOS though for passwords. I can set a System Password, Admin Password and even HDD-0 Password. I can also use Bitlocker in ...
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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 do I know that bitlocker works when Windows boots without a password?

I enabled Bitlocker in Windows-8 and now it just automatically boots the entire OS without a password... My goal: if my laptop is stolen, I don't want my data to be accessible. When I enabled ...
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How do I wipe a drive (currently a Win 7 primary drive) locked with BitLocker?

I have a company laptop, whose one and only hard drive was encrypted with Bitlocker. I have tendered my resignation with that company and they immediately used the remote security policy to lockout my ...
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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 ...
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Windows Server 2012 Backup: How do I enable Bitlocker on a hard disk that is “dedicated” for backups?

I'm using the Windows Server Backup wizard to backup server data to an external hard drive. Unfortunately, the room where this server is can't be secured, so my biggest concern is that anybody could ...
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Bitlocker on Samsung 840 EVO SSD without TPM: Stuck on Password screen

I've a problem using Bitlocker to encrypt my Samsung 840 EVO SSD on Windows 10. When enabling Bitlocker the blue password screen before booting Windows freezes after inserting a correct password. The ...
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Windows 10 Dell Desktop, Bitlocker Enabled, password screen before boot only gives 4 seconds before shutdown

I honestly have never seen anything like this before. I have a Windows 10 XPS Dell desktop, it came with Windows 8.1 and I upgraded to Window 10 a few months back. I am unsure if this problem ...
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How to format a drive encrypted with Bitlocker?

I have a HD protected by Bitlocker. Login, password and restorekey are unknown and all I want to do is wipe the whole drive. When I try to boot from a windows installation cd I have no access to the ...
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Access BitLocker drive from within .NET C# Application?

Can I open a password protected drive just from withing my .NET C# app? I need to unlock & access files from app, but not visible from Windows Explorer. I need some encrypted app only virtual ...
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How to decrypt an individual file from a BitLocker encrypted usb

I have a USB drive that I recently encrypted using BitLocker On-the-go, I accidentally deleted a file on it that I needed and so I used recuva to restore the files. The files were in perfect condition ...
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SSD with Bitlocker not booting after CMOS being cleared

I have a HP Envy with Windows 8 installed on a SSD. The drive is encrypted with BitLocker. Today, I disassembled my laptop to clean the fans. After putting it back together and turning it on, I got a ...
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Recovering files after resetting Windows when using Bitlocker?

I was asked to help recover files from a Windows 8.1 notebook by the owner's family after he passed away, but he had used a Microsoft account as his Windows account, so the entire drive was encrypted ...
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Enable bitlocker and save key to share

I have searched all over the web but cannot find a complete answer to this: How to enable Bitlocker on a laptop with TPM, and store a file with the Bitlocker recovery key and TPM password by USING THE ...
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Encrypted Disk + chkdsk = Cannot boot into Windows

Here is the scenario my friend and I have: Installed Norton Utilities and performed "optimize" (mistake 1) Upon reboot, chkdsk runs and starts spitting out "replacing invalid security id with ...
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Alternatives for BitLocker technology [closed]

I am looking for a program that can encrypt external hard disk and doesn't need third party application to decrypt. All I found is BitLocker but the problem is that I don't have pro version of ...
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Mac OS X partition doesn't boot after enabling Bitlocker

I have dualboot MacBook Pro. After enabling Bitlocker in Windows 10 I am not able to boot my OS X partition. Only recovery partition is bootable. I am able to open my OS partition from Windows and see ...
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Bitlocker, eDrive and cloning

I have an existing Windows 8.1 installation that I want to copy to a Samsung SSD that supports eDrive for hardware accelerated encryption. The machine meets all the requirements. Is it possible to ...
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How to access a BitLocker-encrypted drive in Linux?

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. I have encrypted my drives using BitLocker. Now I have also installed Lubuntu along with Windows. But my encrypted drives are not visible in Linux. How ...
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I've forgotten my bitlocker key and password, is there a way to get my computer running again?

My brother was playing games on my Surface RT (mainly only used for Steam games) and he messed with some settings and managed to enable Bitlocker encryption without my knowledge and he has no idea ...
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Laptop for repair: Encrypting operating system volume from another Windows 10 instance

My ASUS TP300LA hybrid just won't boot ( turns on, HDD on, screen seems to be powered up as there's a flicker when turning on machine - but won't finish POST and display ASUS logo, just hanging in ...
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How to repair corrupted external hard drive

I have a 1.5 TB (1, 500 Gigabytes) Western Digital External Hard Drive. It was encrypted using Bitlocker in Windows a long time ago, but earlier I decided to decrypt it so I can use my HD in my TV. ...
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Repair BitLocker Partition

Recently, when trying to update from windows 7 to Windows 10, I did something wrong: With "diskpart", I selected my main drive, ran the "clean" command, and created a partition, as follows: X: \ ...
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Why does BitLocker want a recovery key instead of a password?

I have a .vhd image of a BitLocker encrypted drive. When I mount and double click the drive, BitLocker wants me to enter a 48-digit recovery key and doesn't ask for a password. Why is that so and ...
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BitLocker hardware encryption cannot be activated on Win10 10586/1511

I'm having trouble enabling hardware encryption with BitLocker using Windows 10 build 10586 on a clean install with a Samsung 850 SSD. The encryption worked flawlessly before on build 10240. I've ...
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What are differences between EFS and BitLocker in Windows? [closed]

We learned in MCITP about their features. Are there any conflicts between EFS and BitLocker? Can we use both of them together? If so, how?
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Locally encrypt Dropbox folder

I would like to encrypt the local copies of my Dropbox files, but not the online versions. I have log on password protection (not BIOS) on my Windows 7 Ultimate laptop but that's easily circumvented ...
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Manage USB Bitlocker Keys through Windows Domain

I have read though many articles including this to figure out how to manage recovery keys for USB drives in a Domain. However this article is mainly detailing how to recover domain attached PC drives ...
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Windows 10 V1511 - Mounting External Encrypted Drive Error “The parameter is incorrect”

I don't normally use encrypted volumes on my Windows 10 Professional machine but had a need to do so today. I normally use the drive on another system that runs Windows 7 Enterprise. I discovered ...
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cannot enable bitlocker on previously partially encrypted HD

I'm on windows 10 1511 build. I've started encrypting an external HDD with bitlocker with the new XTS-AES encryption and later realized this is going to cause problems for my recovery system (macrium ...
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Bitlocker on Windows 10

A year and a half ago I successfully encrypted my external Western Digital hard drive using Bitlocker. After a few days I disabled Bitlocker, so the decryption process started. Halfway through this ...
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Where is the AD Bitlocker Recovery info found in Excel using Power Query?

I was wondering where do I find the Bitlocker Recovery information in Excel/Power Query if it's stored in Active Directory? That is to say, what is the name and data type of the field, and what do I ...
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Make OneDrive desktop play nice with Bitlocker protected drives

Here is my environment: Windows 10 (also occurs with 8.1) System partition C: is not encrypted using bitlocker "Data" partition E: is encrypted using bitlocker with manual unlock OneDrive desktop ...
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If Bitlocker is turned on, How to decrypt OS volume when boot up?

I want to know decrypting process when boot up encrypted volume using BitLocker. Because MS says, it is encrypting entire disk drive whether the volume is installed OS or not, which means the file ...