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Questions tagged [bitlocker]

Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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Only one recover key is listed after manage-bde.exe -protectors -get c:

I have a TPM module on HP probook local machine (not AD member) I follow tenforums guide to backup recovery key. and discover only one recover key after manage-bde.exe -protectors -get c: ...
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How to diagnose and fix Starting Bitlocker “Access Denied” message?

I've been trying to get my C: drive to use BitLocker, but it fails at some initializing step. Is there a log or some other method that will explain the issue? I've searched event logs etc.
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BitLocker Portable Hard Disk Issue

I put BitLocker on my Toshiba 500GB hard drive and after a few months I forgot and lost my password and recovery key. So I tried formatting the hard drive but the format was unsuccessful. After this ...
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Windows encrypted software raid [migrated]

Is it possible to have (preferrably with Windows-on-board tools of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016) to have a software raid mirror on 2 encrypted disks? (Locally preferred.) From what ...
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Recovering automatically encrypted BitLocker drive

This is not a case of a forgotten password or lost recovery key. I have a Dell Inspiron 5378 laptop with Intel PTT and Windows 10 Home. Bitlocker shouldn't even be available in Home, but the drive ...
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Dual boot windows 10/ Parrot afterward problems

I installed Parrot OS (dual boot) after windows 10. But now I can't boot the windows 10 I had before. There doesn't exist the windows 10 option on the boot menu of parrot. Even though I was doing all ...
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Getting data off Bitlocker drive restrictions where Bitlocker uses TPM and no password

I'm exploring the security of Bitlocker when combined with TPM and secure boot (and no password for Bitlocker or BIOS), and am struggling with something - Does/How does Windows protect the early boot ...
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error code: 0x000000f when I enable bit locker and reboot using Windows 10

I have a laptop using Windows 10, specs are:- Windows 10 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.407 Computer ASUS N550JV-DB72T Drive: Seagate 2TB FireCuda Gaming SSHD SATA(ST2000LX001) BIOS Version/Date ...
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Recover Bitlocker Drive using old windows installation

Anyone aware if it's possible to recover a Bitlocker drive considering the Bitlocker key is lost but having the Old Windows installation folder? Scenario: Windows 10 installation with 2 drives: C and ...
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Entirely removing Windows 7 OS from laptop and installing Windows 10 - BitLocker concerns

I have a Toshiba Laptop with Windows 7 installed on right now. It is divided into 3 main partitions: C for operating system - Not locked with Bitlcoker D for normal files - Not ...
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Does changing the encryption password imply rewriting all the data?

Let's say I have 1 TB of data on a partition encrypted with BitLocker, TrueCrypt or VeraCrypt. Does changing the encryption password imply rewriting all the data (i.e., will it take hours/days)?
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BitLocker takes days on an empty external disk / Is “Encrypt used disk space only” available on Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 x64 and a brand new USB external 2 TB hard drive. I formatted it and I confirm it's empty. I enabled BitLocker, and two things happen: It is about to take at least 10 hours or even ...
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Bitlocker Ask If I Agree

I turned Bitlocker on and it ask me a question I'm not sure about. I had to hit a function key that allows me or somebody to take control of C:/ drive. The way it was stated made it unclear whether ...
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I was running BitLocker (Windows 7), halfway through BitLocker process crashed

I was running BitLocker (Windows 7) on an external 1500GB HDD and halfway through the USB cable got loose and the BitLocker launcher/process module crashed or stopped. Now it might be running in the ...
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If I swap out a Bitlocker encrypted SSD to another one, then reintroduce the original SSD in the PC, will it require Bitlocker-unlocking to use?

I am wondering if it would be possible to take out a Bitlocker encrypted SSD from a PC, put in another one and use the PC, then swap the original drive back without it having to be Bitlocker unlocked. ...
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Is a laptop with Bitlocker rendered useless for a thief? [closed]

I have had 2 laptops stolen and it really pisses me off. I work too hard for my money for some thieving A-hole to enjoy the spoils off it while depriving me of what I rightfully owned. So, I am trying ...
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Turning on Bitlocker on non system drive without tpm without password

I need to turn on Bitlocker on all drives: 1) On C: I am able to turn on Bitlcoker with password and that is fine 2)On non system drive when I am turning on bitlocker it is asking me to provide ...
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Most efficient way to clone a Bitlocker encrypted drive

I need to replace the drive my Server OS is running with a bigger one. That drive is encrypted with bitlocker. I could either decrypt the drive (and all other drives on the server) or do a sector per ...
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Can I stop BitLocker asking for a key on boot, without entering the recovery key? [duplicate]

We have a Windows 10 laptop belonging to a client which has started asking for a recovery key on boot: You need to enter your recovery key because Secure Boot policy has unexpectedly changed I don'...
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Can BitLocker NOT ask for password on every single boot?

How to set up BitLocker on Windows 10 Pro to not ask for password on every single boot? But only if some suspicious activity happens, f.i. connected new USB drive? No TPM module.
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Locked out of Windows 10, Administrator Account disabled and Bitlocker enabled [duplicate]

My Windows 10 Pro laptop (local account) has been locked out and I'm unable to login. To make matters worse my Administrator account is disabled and my drive has Bitlocker enabled! How can either re-...
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WD Red 3TB NTFS BitLocker drive suddenly shows up as “2048GB GPT Protective Partition”

Last week my new (<1year), NTFS, single-partition, non-OS, BitLocker-encrypted Western Digital Red 3TB drive stopped mounting, and only shows up in disk manager as a Basic, Online, 2048.00 GB, ...
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Is there any benefit of using bitlocker and efs together?

Example: Bitlocker: during encryption process, the pc got shutdown suddenly due to power failure, part of the data will be left unencrypted, which intruder can gain access to. I'm thinking will ...
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What happens to the data when the pc suddenly shutdown during bitlocker encryption?

From what i read from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/information-protection/bitlocker/bitlocker-deployment-and-administration-faq it stated "What happens if the computer is turned ...
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BitLocker automatic unlocking stopped working after updating grub from Linux

I bought a new laptop from Dell with Windows 10 Pro. It had a BitLocker encryption enabled by default, but it was suspended. I activated the protection and saved the recovery key. Then i installed ...
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Failure to encrypt with bitlocker if non Admin user

I have a windows server 2012 R2 DC with a windows 10 that is part of the domain. I configured BitLocker to store recovery keys in Active Directory using this tutorial When I try to encrypt a usb ...
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How to mount NTFS partition encrypted by BitLocker in Ubuntu

I recently bought a laptop from Dell with pre-installed Windows 10 Pro. As i'm used to, i shrank the default Windows partition, created another (NTFS) for my data and then installed Ubuntu (18.04) ...
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Dual Booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 with Bitlocker Enabled

I took the following steps to create a dual boot setup on my SurfaceBook with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 1) Installed Windows 10 2) Suspended Bitlocker 3) Installed Ubuntu 18.04 from a USB ...
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Addition of SID protector with bitlocker fails on USB stick

I’m trying to create a usb stick that is personal per employee using bitlocker and sid protectors I’m following this tutorial : https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/25879/A-new-aspect-to-securing-...
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Recover Windows 10 password when encryption is used

I managed to forget my Windows 10 user password. I searched here, but most answers refer to solution when no encryption is present. The problem I have is that I have standard Windows encryption ...
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What does BitLocker actually encrypt and when?

I need full disk encryption for business laptop computers running a current version of Windows 10 Pro. The computers have an NVMe SSD drive from Samsung and an Intel Core i5-8000 CPU. From some web ...
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Can I retroactively enable Bitlocker on a dual-boot system with data on the partitions?

I have a laptop with 1 hard drive, which has Windows 10 and Arch Linux on it. I intend to enable Bitlocker for the Windows partitions. It uses UEFI mode for booting. Secure Boot is disabled. Is ...
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How to change the icon for a BitLocker encrypted Drive Icon in Windows 10

I've followed several guides for changing the icon of a USB drive, but none of them seems to work. My drive is encrypted with BitLocker. I can't get the icon to use my .ico file regardless of whether ...
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How to delete D drive encrypted by Bitlocker without password or recovery key?

There's a Dell PC running Windows 10 in my office that a previous user had that they created an encrypted D drive with Bitlocker. The guy has left and nobody has proper contact with them. I don't ...
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Resetting HP-Elitebook with Bitlocker and BIOS password

so my employment contract is over and I still got my Laptop (HP EliteBook 820 G3) which according to the contract is now mine. But it is encrypted using Bitlocker and has a BIOS password. I tryed to ...
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Force BitLocker to trust current state of laptop

I have a laptop that came with Windows 10 Home, but for some reason its disk is encrypted with BitLocker. I wanted to use Linux, so I installed Ubuntu 18.04 (dual-boot with Windows on a seperate ...
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Encryption with BitLocker

My pc started encrypting a Flash Drive and it was interrupted. Now the Drive requires a password I did not make it a recovery key I don’t have. The PC that was performing the encryption has also ...
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If I install a clean copy of Windows 7, will it remove Bit Locker?

I have an old Laptop I had a very long time ago. When I turn on the Laptop, I am taken to the Bit Locker Encryption key. There is no way, that I am aware of, to by pass this. I do not want to data ...
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Surface book 2 update, bitlocker activated. Did not set a code.

I have a new surface book 2 and was in the middle of setting it up. Did nothing noteworthy except activate hyper-v and WSL. Then an update was scheduled and in the reboot it seems bitlocker has been ...
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I'm not sure whether my system uses TPM or not

I've encrypted my hard drive with Windows 10 version 1803 installed on it. I used BitLocker for it, but before the encryption process I had TPM turned off in UEFI. Suddenly I found it that it can be ...
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Bitlocker GPO on Tablet/Surface/Slate - Require additional authentication at startup - Enabled, but not offering option to set PIN

I'm setting up a Surface Pro 5 - m3, Windows 10. I have enabled several options for Bitlocker via GPO, one of which is Require additional authentication at startup, so that the user must enter a PIN ...
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How are system events connected to the System Reserved Partition recorded so that failures get logged?

I've been reading up on the System Reserved Partition and understand that it holds all the boot required items for a Windows PC to start. I am trying to understand how its interaction with the main OS ...
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Bitlocker recovery key not getting deleted automatically from AD when it is deleted from the local machine

I have enabled bitlocker and bitlocker recovery keys are backed up in the AD. I have deleted one of the recovery keys in the local machine using the following command manage-bde -protectors -delete &...
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How to restore WinRE and some advanced startup options

The advanced startup options shows the "Troubleshoot" option, but inside it there is only "UEFI Firmware Settings" and "Startup Settings" (no command prompt). I am using a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (i5,...
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BitLocker encrypted drive doesn't work on other PCs

I have a BitLocker encrypted 1TB USB drive which is usually always connected to my work PC, and it works perfectly: However, if I try to move the drive to another PC, it will always say that the "USB ...
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CPU usage way too high in Task Manager

One service is taking a LOT of CPU usage, and it doesn't cool down. This started when I enabled some Windows features (Application Guard, Guarded Host, etc), and turned on BitLocker on my main C: ...
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How do I stop Windows from cleaning my taskbar of icons to (Bitlocker) encrypted files?

I have encrypted a partition of mine with Bitlocker. There are some icons in my taskbar that point to files/programs on this encrypted partition. After a few days, all of those icons are gone (the ...
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PC magically unlocks BitLocker without USB thumbdrive

On premise, we have over 50 PCs with BitLocker Drive Encryption enabled. For some employees their PC will start (after a complete power off) without using the USB drive. The USB-drive setting is ...
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Recover Bitlocker Protected External Hard Disk

While trying to create a bootable USB drive using WinToFlash, I accidentally selected an external hard drive with important data. The process did not complete but, The bitlocker encryption doesnt ...
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(Dual boot) Windows 7 asks for recovery key after update

I have an HP Zbook 15 G3 with 2 x Samsung SM961 nVME SSD's installed. One SSD has Windows 7 Ent installed and is protected by BitLocker. The second SSD has Windows 10 Ent installed but is not (...