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Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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Manage BitLocker disabled suddenly

I'm on Windows 10 Enterprise version 1909. I have a drive locked by BitLocker, after installing Advanced SystemCare or Windows 10 Manager software to optimize my system, I disabled some windows ...
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Why Bitlocker with TPM requires fastboot in BIOS

HP Probook 445 G7 When I turn off fastboot in BIOS under Advanced > Boot Options bitlocker stops working. It goes in Bitlocker recovery after I enter the password (extended alphanumeric pin with ...
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Disable Bitlocker with Linux

I have two operating systems on my laptop. First Ubuntu and second Windows 10 with BitLocker encryption. The laptop doesn't have TPM so BitLocker is decrypted with a password on every Windows boot. ...
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Windows 10 Upgrade Failed, Disk is now write protected, Cannot wipe system and install a new Windows or login normally

Surface Laptop 2 with BitLocker, cannot login normally Device : Surface Laptop 2 OS : Windows 10 20H2 ( attempted upgrade to 21H1) Upgrade Fail cause: Battery died before updating fully Possible ...
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Will disassembling and re-building a computer trigger Bitlocker?

I have been provided with a Bitlocker-protected computer by my company. The computer is a normal x86 PC with a fairly old motherboard - the Bitlocker key is stored in an external usb stick. I would ...
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Unable to mount BitLocker 2 encrypted NTFS partition using the new `ntfs3` driver found in Linux 5.15 Kernel

I made a fresh installation of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, which comes with the new ntfs3 driver $ uname -a Linux HRK-HPZBOOK 5.15.0-27-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 14 04:55:28 UTC 2022 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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AWS EC2 windows - secure encryption at rest with password at boot

I'm looking for a way to use encryption at rest at aws for windows instances, but I want the instance to be protected from a hacked admin account (although unlikely due to 2fa) or aws itself (yes, ...
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Is there any way to get the BitLocker password from the laptop?

I have a personal hard disk of 1TB with lot of data. I connected it to my office laptop and the drive got bitlocked automatically within a second. I talk to the office administrators and we ran the ...
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I know that we can make VeraCrypt Header Backup, but how about BitLocker?

I only know that Bitlocker have Master Key Backup if we forgot our password. But how to prevent if there's bad sector or corruption at the Headers?
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Data encrypted on SSD after attempt to clone a drive (Dell Factory Setup)

Short explanation It's a Dell Inspiration 15 7000 which ran the original factory Windows 10 installation from Dell that came with the Notebook. It won't boot from it's internal SSD any more after a ...
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Bad Bitlocker implementation

By mistake, I have encrypted with Bitlocker my data drive (a non-system drive) with the command manage-bde -on d: -rk d: So the drive was encrypted and RecoveryKey was saved (I assume in the drive's ...
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Removed and Reinserted second drive, BitLocker will not unlock automatically, asking for key

Laptop has 2x NVME slots. Primary is 480GB Intel SSD. Secondary was empty. Added 1 TB Samsung EVO 960 (I think). Needed room for VMs. Was looking to upgrade my primary SSD to a 2 TB Samsung EVO ...
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How to increase maximum BitLocker password length?

How do I increase the maximum number of characters allowed in the BitLocker password? The current maximum is 20. I know that it's possible, because I have a second machine where the length is 8-256 ...
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D: disk not opening after BitLocker unlocking

I have a laptop with Windows-10 with 2 hard disks: a 128gb disk (C:) and another 1TB disk (which was divided into 3 partitions). Both disks had BitLocker activated. The laptop remained unused for 3 ...
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How can I recover files from Bitlocker encytped HyperV virtual disk?

I have a virtual disk that I created with HyperV. I encrypted this disk with Bitlocker and put my files in it. I deleted all these files by doing Shift+Delete with a momentary anger and turned off the ...
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bitlocker recovery triggered, cannot boot windows

I enabled bitlocker on my Alienware 15 R3 in 2018 (win10), protection method is tpm + pin normally windows would boot after I input the pin however, a month ago, the system had a freeze. at reboot, it ...
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BitLocker & Dual boot

I installed Ubuntu 21.04 on my machine alongside Windows 10 with BitLocker encryption enabled (to be frank I didn't even know such encryption is enabled by default). This messed things up. I neither ...
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Bitlocker stays at 99,9% encrypting a drive [duplicate]

I'm trying to setup an external USB HD (2TB) with Bitlocker (Win10 21H2). Bitlocker stays at 99.9% when I try to encrypt the drive (just the "used data", not the whole drive). It doesn't ...
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Dislocker Error during reading the volume: not enough byte read

I am using Linux 5.4.0-96-generic #109-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 12 16:49:16 UTC 2022 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux and I have a problem unlocking a NTFS or exFAT volume with bitlocker. I can mount ...
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Adding an exception a local group policy on windows 10

Is there a way to add an exception to the local group policy "Deny write access to removable drives not protected by BitLocker"? What I mean is it possible that this rule would apply to all ...
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Locked out from Win 11 by BitLocker after trying Ubuntu

I recently got a HP ENVY x360 15. It came with Windows 11 pre installed. I shrank the the main partition on the SSD, using Windows built in tools, to allow space for a later installation of Linux. And ...
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Automate unmounting and remounting volumes in Windows

I often want to work around BitLocker (to make read-only external drives read-write). To do this, I run the following to disable BitLocker Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\...
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Locked out of windows 10. Cant login with username, cant recover password because of bitlocker

I quit domain of my company, after reboot it only shows the account of domain, and cannot login. I cant switch to administrator or other users. I tried method on Locked out of Windows 10: login no ...
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Shrink Volume of Bitlocker Encrypted Drive on Windows 11

Windows 11 had allowed me to use its built in disk management tool to “shrink volume” of a bitlocker encrypted drive. This drive does not contain the operating system. From some searching on the web, ...
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Cannot turn on Bitlocker on 1 SSD drive, can turn on on 2 other drives of the same laptop

I want to turn on Bitlocker on a Laptop. Windows 10 LTSC 2018, Core I7, 32 GB RAM, DELL 7540, 2 NVMA SSD + 1 2.5" 2TB SSD. I can turn on Bitlocker on both NVME (one OS and one data drive) but not ...
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How to deactivate BitLocker when it's not showing up in Control Panel

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a new Dell with Windows 11. I have created the USB boot disk and want to install it alongside Windows 11 (rather than wiping W11). The installation goes well for the ...
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Used an external HDD for a Windows install on a laptop, now all data gone/unallocated; best software/method to recover it?

Recently I have used my 5TB external HDD to re-install Windows on a laptop I am selling. I created a separate partition to boot the windows installation on the laptop, well I screwed up by ignoring ...
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TPM not offering to unlock C:\ drive automatically at boot up: "Chose how to unlock your drive at startup" (Flash drive or PW)

I'm trying to enable BitLocker on a Win10 (Dell Optiplex 7040) desktop. The issue I'm facing is that I need the drive to auto-unlock at startup since it will often be used remotely via RDP (rebooting ...
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Unknown disk on external after optimization and windows explorer failure

Here is my situation. I have error as unknown disk on external hard drive from USB (hdd not ssd) after optimization and windows explorer failure (just process hanged in Windows10, and after kill ...
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Bitlocker hanging encrypting drive

I am actually trying to remove bitlocker. But, whenever I try it tells me that bl cannot be removed until the encryption is completed. It is at 38.5% and has been. So, I have tried everything I can ...
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Can't re-enable BitLocker encryption on Windows 11 / Ubuntu 20.04 dual-boot laptop

I just bought a new laptop with Windows 11 pre-installed and it came with BitLocker storage encryption. I wanted to install Ubuntu OS on the same laptop as dualboot so I disabled the BitLocker and ...
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bitlocker with TPM but without pincode - how am I protected?

I want to protect myself from data theft in the event that a malicious person steals my PC. I have a PC running Windows 11 with a TPM chip. Bitlocker is activated and for the moment there is no ...
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I enabled a Bitlocker pre-boot PIN and now I have to login twice, once for Bitlocker and once for Windows

I'm running Windows 11 Pro on a new stand-alone PC. I want to secure my data while it is at rest, mainly as a defense against burglary and theft. I've configured Bitlocker to require a pre-boot ...
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How to auto prompt password on startup for password protected BitLocker Drive

I have a BitLocker Drive (a partition on my internal hard drive) protected with a password. I don't want to turn on auto-unlock but I would like to be prompted for the password on Windows 10 startup. ...
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Intune device showning non-compliant because of Bitlocker, which is active

I'm investigating a BYOD device that is showing as Non Compliant, because of a Bitlocker policy, despite Bitlocker being active on the device. Another compliancy policy, which simply demands disk ...
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Encrypting USB media or disk volumes while retaining OS interoperability

Are there any established or emerging standards for encrypting USB media or disk volumes such that the encrypted volumes are accessible on any OS? If Windows compatibility requirement is dropped, what ...
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Why does my Bitlocked External HDD go read-only after I unlock it?

Windows 10, AD-managed environment, WD My Passport external. We had a new external HDD enter circulation, which per policy has to be bitlocked. This being new, policy is also that it be fully ...
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No password or recovery key for Bitlocker

How to bypass BitLocker with a lost password? I can't unlock C: drive on Lenovo ideapad100S. I don't mind reformatting the whole PC and starting over but the bios menu will not let me select boot ...
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Accessing locked, encrypted Windows 10 machine

I've set a (short and simple) password on a Windows 10 user account. Immediately after setting it, I wanted to test it and logged out of the user account. The computer then didn't let me in anymore, ...
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Task manager can decrypt one BitLocker-encrypted partition but not another

I'm running Windows 10 21H2 (19044.1319) Home Edition. My laptop has two SSDs, one with C: and D: partition and one with E: partition. Both D: and E: are BitLocker-encrypted. E: is fully encrypted ...
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Windows Hello: require PIN on startup

Is there a way to set up Windows Hello so that it requires the pin or password for the first login after startup? Currently I have facial recognition set up on my Surface and Windows will unlock from ...
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How to re-enable TPM after decrypting C: drive from BitLocker?

I have a Surface Pro 6. One day my computer got locked with BitLocker (for no apparent reason). After recovering the key I disabled device encryption and decrypted my hard drive. If I now do manage-...
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Bitlocker wants recovery key after system update

I use Windows 10 with my laptop. I made a Windows update which lead into a system update for my laptop. After that when I start I get prompted for the Bitlocker recovery key. But I do not have one, ...
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Removing Bitlocker fom Surface Pro

I am new here. I am using a Microsoft Surface 5th generation and it was not going further after the login screen and it will not let me enter the password. When i tried to reset it using Shift+restart ...
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Bitlocker "too many PIN entry attempts". Will it go away?

Not sure if i'm reading it correctly. According to this article if somehow TPM entered into "too many PIN entry attempts" when using full disk encryption, i'll be able to enter PIN again ...
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How does Windows manage authentication keys for Opal drives?

I want to use a FIPS certified Opal drive on Windows to implement a system with at least one restricted encrypted partition. I want to use the band authentication feature of Opal to restrict access ...
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Failed Update with Bitlocker enabled

My laptop failed to update and I have BitLocker enabled. Now my winloader.efi is corrupted and I cannot fix it without the recovery key. The problem is that I accidentally flashed the drive with the ...
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Where is my bitlocker .BEK file?

I have an internal hard drive-- my G drive--(Win10) that behaves differently from all my other drives in regards to bitlocker (both internal and portable USB drives). First, I can't do anything ...
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How do I disable Bitlocker Encryption settings using Microsoft Intune?

We've activated Intune BitLocker encryption and configured it needs a password to unlock. Since we don't want our users to change the BitLocker pin, we want to disable the Settings below. All users ...
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Autolock bitlocker driver after 3 minutes of inactivity

Is there a way to autolock a bitlocker windows drive after 3 minutes of activity... I just wanted this feature so I could use the internet safely without worrying about hackers getting access to my ...
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