Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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forgot bitlocker key and recovery file

I am using window 7 OS. and some time ago i used bit locker to lock my F drive.now, i want to access it at that time it's asking me for key which i forgot to unlock bit locker. Also, i re install my ...
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Toshiba laptop, Windows 7, bitLocker password problem

I have previously installed Windows 7, Ultimate and used bitLocker for my drive D, after some time, my windows had problems with virus, and I had to reinstall, but as it didn't work properly, I ...
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Paused BitLocker encryption because no longer want to encrypt the hard drive - how do I get out of encrypting?

I'm hoping someone can help. I'm not a techy and can't seem to find the same question already answered. I went to encrypt (using BitLocker) a Buffalo hard drive but after it took about 1 min to ...
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Enabling Bitlocker in Native VHD Boot

I have a laptop with a single hard drive, using the GUID Partition Table (GPT) disk layout, with the following partitions: 120MB EFI System Partition 300MB Microsoft Reserved Partition (MSR) ...
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Win 7 full disk encryption with backup

I have a win 7 laptop that I would like to fully encrypt the hard drive and back up the encrypted hard drive routinely. Should I use TrueCrypt (not running Ultimate)? And how would I access the ...
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BitLocker dialog: disable the “Show password characters as I type them” checkbox option

Is there a way to turn off or otherwise disable the below option/checkbox on the initial BitLocker dialog that pops up when you insert a BitLocker-encrypted USB key? If the checkbox is checked -- ...
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PC overheats when at BitLocker password prompt

I have very strange problem... first, some details: Windows 8.1 Pro motherboard: ASUS Z87-A Intel core i7-4770k CPU cooler: Corsair H90 (hydro) chassis: thermaltake mk-1 I've encrypted my system ...
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Bitlocker: hardware or software encryption without a TPM?

I'm about to setup a Samsung 840 EVO SSD as the system drive with Windows 8.1 Pro, attached to an Asus P8Z68-V Pro mobo (which doesn't have a TPM). I'll also attach a Western Digital Black HDD for ...
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Can BitLocker in Windows 7 or 8 notify a server or administrator of password-failures?

There seems to be no significant security consequences to failing login-attempts with BitLocker other than brute-force prevention. Is there a way to have a deployment notify a server or remote user ...
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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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Cannot open BitLocker encrypted drive or use recovery key

I have encrypted my D: drive with BitLocker but the drive fails to open even when I enter the correct password. The recovery key is also not working. An error message pops up stating: BitLocker ...
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How to safely undock a Surface Pro 3?

Maybe this is a non-issue, but I want to make sure that I don't suffer from data loss when undocking my Surface Pro 3. My setup is as follows: I have an external hard disk connected to the docking ...
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Does Windows 7 Bitlocker support VHD drives

I'm trying to decide whether to upgrade my Windows 7 installation to either a better version of Windows 7, or to Windows 8. The decision rests on support for a specific feature. I'm aware that ...
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Unable to unlock encrypted hard drive using the password

I am trying to unlock my USB hard drive with the password. When I enter the password to unlock the drive, I am receiving the following error message: Bitlocker Drive Encryption failed to recover ...
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What happens if i move a file from a Bitlocker drive?

If I move a file from a bitlocker enabled drive/partition to a non bitlocker drive/partition what happens to the file? Does it stay encrypted but unreadable? Does encryption disappear?
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Unlock locked drive with Bitlocker using Password?

I have a Bitlocker encrypted drive and when I encrypted the drive, I saved the Recovery Key to my USB. Then I changed my system windows from 8.1 to 7 (because of some reasons) and suddenly lost my ...
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Group policy error when adding BitLocker password using manage-bde

I am trying to add a password for BitLocker using manage-mde. manage-bde -protectors -add c: -password And receive the following error. ERROR: An error occurred (code 0x8031006a): Group Policy ...
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Do the Bitlocker Keys Clear from Physical Memory after Shutdown?

It is claimed that Passware Kit Forensic can recover passwords or keys of drives encrypted by Bitlocker. This needs an image of the encrypted drive plus a so-called Physical Memory image of the target ...
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Is OPAL eDrive (Full-Disk Encryption) composable with Intel Smart Response Techonology?

I've just ordered a Haswell laptop with a 2.5" SATA hard disk. According to the service manual it has an mSATA slot (there are also Ultrabooks where a 24GB SSD is pre-installed and pre-configured as ...
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Bitlocker password includes £ symbol (pound sterling)

I have changed the BitLocker password; the new one includes the character '£'. This cannot easily be typed; what keystrokes can generate this character please?
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The BitLocker encrypted logical drive of my laptop is not accessible. On clicking error appears,“Application not found”

I had an important personal data that was stored in my laptop drive 'F'. My 4 year old son also uses my laptop to play games. To secure my data I used bitlocker software that was already there in my ...
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Recovery of Bitlocker protected 100Gb drive on Windows 7

I have two operating systems on two different drives. One is Windows 7 and the other Windows XP 32-bit. I used Bitlocker on a 100Gb NTFS drive on Windows 7, which Windows XP couldn't recognize. ...
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Can't open bitlocker with flash drive

I have activated Bitlocker on my Windows 7-64 bit Ultimate machine. The system put the key on a thumb drive. The system will not open with the key on the thumb drive. It is the same key that ...
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Determining the encryption status of volume encrypted by bitlocker

Is there a reliable way of determining if a Windows 7 volume is encrypted using bitlocker other than using 'manage-bde.exe'? Are there registry values or other files that can be read that will give ...
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How to install Linux under non-encrypted partition when using Bitlocker

I have three partitions: a boot partition, a general partition with Windows installed and BitLocker active and a third partion, unencrypted. Can I install Linux without reinstalling Windows from this ...
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How does Bitlocker interfere with a dual-boot system?

I have a netbook running Windows 7 Ultimate. I am thinking of configuring Bitlocker on it. The computer does not currently have anything installed but Windows. (I removed a HP service partition.) If ...
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What happens to encrypted drives if the computer is damaged?

I bitlock all of my hard drive except for the C drive. What happens if my computer malfunctions and I have to move the drive to another computer? Will all of my encrypted drive be useless? Will it ...
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Does Windows 8 installation create a 100-MB-Bitlocker partition on second HDD as Windows 7 did?

I upgraded my computer (Acer Aspire V3-771G) by adding a SSD. Now I want to make a clean install of Windows 8 on this new SSD. The HDD should be cleaned/formatted and later be used for a Linux OS ...
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Win8 BitLocker encrypted WD MyPassport drive does not auto-unlock on boot, but does on hot-plug

I have a WD MyPassport external USB drive (1 TB), encrypted with BitLocker on Windows 8. I have the drive set to auto-unlock in its "Manage BitLocker..." right-click properties. The problem is, it ...
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Can a drive encrypted by BitLocker be decrypted after re-installing Windows 7?

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 ...
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Using Hyper-V on bitlocker to go volume

I configured "bitlocker to go" on a volume in external HDD(USB3), and I stored my VM's vhd in that volume. Although I enabled auto-unlock on the volume, Hyper-V fails to access the vhds. Hypver-V ...
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I/O Device Error while trying to Turn On BitLocker

I'm trying to turn on BitLocker on a 1TB drive in an MSI GS70 laptop running Windows 8 Pro. As soon as I click "Turn On BitLocker", the first step of the wizard shows the following error: The ...
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Bitlocker corrupted my drive or?

I just encrypted my drive yesterday with Bitlocker. Everything seemed to go fine and later in the night well after the process was over, I shut my computer down and went to sleep. When I booted my ...
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Bitlocker asks for password on boot. After entering the password successfully- it asks again

I am trying to encrypt my drive with BitLocker. I am running on Windows 8 professional and do not have a TPM chip in my laptop (Asus N56VJ-WH71). I am trying to use a flash drive in its place. ...
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After new win7 installation cannot recognize my bitlocker drive

I've had windows 7 64bit installed on my PC and I converted one drive to a bitlocker drive and it was working fine. Today after windows crashed I've installed windows7 64 bit enterprise from scratch. ...
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Bitlocked Drive wont allow password input

I have a bitlocked removable drive with 2 partitions. One partition has stopped automatically opening. I right mouse click and select Unlock drive but i only get a screen that allows me to enter the ...
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I Deleted BitLocker from my comp

Now I cant get onto my external hard drive. If I were to reinstall BitLock would that let me on? Or is it just a crazy coincidence that they same day I unistalled that I cant get on my USB device? And ...