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Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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Can't use Wifi after BitLocker activation

I have a dual boot Win10/Debian11 system where the wifi adapter (Realtek RTL8822CE 802.11ac PCIe Adapter) was working fine on both. After installing some Win10 updates and rebooting, and then ...
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Trying to configure Bitlocker startup key on USB [Windows 8 Pro]

I have followed all instructions I've found in regards to tweaking the policy programming to accept USB for startup devices, but when I try to turn Bitlocker on, it still says no. Every time I click ...
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BitLocker activated on it's own after Windows 10 update

I got my user a new laptop two months ago (HP EliteBook 850 G7) with Windows10 Pro and one SSD drive. I installed all the important software, never set up Bitlocker, don't think I was even prompted to ...
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Bitlocker Password Prompt UI Change

I'm curious about some behavior in the pre-OS environment involving Bitlocker. The behavior is entirely a non-issue, but I can't figure out what caused it and how to restore it and not understanding ...
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Does Bitlocker encryption with TPM protect against the sethc.exe / sticky keys exploit?

I'm trying to ensure that in the event of device loss/theft, my files are secure. I use Bitlocker (TPM), but today I was reading about the sethc.exe/sticky keys hack to reset the administrator ...
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How to enable BitLocker when booting Windows 10 from a non-Microsoft boot manager?

My setup I have ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 laptop and want it to dual boot Linux and Windows 10. For that I want to use a boot manager supporting both Linux and Windows; currently I'm using rEFInd. I also want ...
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Unique issue with a BitLocker cloned partition

I have a unique problem for which I am seeking a solution. I have a laptop which originally had a 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD. I upgraded the drive to a 1TB model, and used MiniTool partition wizard to clone ...
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Recovering disk encryption key from TPM

I have reset my pc to factory settings but not reset TPM. Because of this I lost access to an hdd encrypted by bitlocker on which I have important files. Could someone suggest me a way to recover the ...
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Bitlocker Full Drive Encryption with YubiKey

I'd like to secure the hard discs of a new Windows 10 (Pro/Enterprise) PC with BitLocker full disc encryptuon using hardware tokens and PIN (real 2FA). How can I set up a YubiKey so I can use it as ...
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Bitlocker autounlock with mountvol

I have a backup drive that I use to store nightly backups. Win10 has the hard drive power saving, but because windows likes to randomly access the drive for no reason through out the day, it ...
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Can you remove bit locker encryption by resetting laptop

I was given a used Lenovo laptop the other day. I reset the whole computer and erased all data. This went fine, I logged into my Microsoft account and set up my whole computer. After a while the ...
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How can I open the image file generated by Bitlocker Repair Tool

I used the following Command: repair-bde E: D:\recover.img -rp xxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxx And I do successfully recovered my encrypted image according to cmd success message. And My recover.img file is ...
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What happens when bitlocker encryption is turned on without adding/enabling protectors (tpm, password etc)?

Running the following commands on C: volume which is an internal eMMC drive (not HD/SSD if it matters) in a laptop running Windows 10 Home: manage-bde -on -used c: # encrypt data manage-bde -status ...
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How to do a clean installation of Windows 10 while keeping BitLocker enabled?

I didn't want to have to disable the bitlocker to format the PC, because that would definitely make it possible to recover data that has not been rewritten, and I value the security and privacy of my ...
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BitLocker Protection Off?

manage-bde is reporting Protection Status: Protection Off I'm guessing that this means that BitLocker has been suspended but, even after researching this online, it's unclear exactly what this ...
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Restore PFILE files copied directly off of a Bitlocker encrypted directory

I have PFILE files copied directly off of a Bitlocker encrypted directory along with a backup of the pfx recovery key. The original computer died. I understand this is not the way to make copies of ...
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Run a script when a Bitlocked drive is mounted?

I've just Bitlocked one of my drives. But there are various things which now don't get done because of the various things on the drive (apps behind services which now don't start, Autohotkey script ...
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How do I set up a full disk encryption with 2 active partitions?

I have 1 SSD drive split into 2 partitions with the system (Windows 10 Pro 20H2) on 1 (C) and data on the other (D). This install is 2 months old. I bought a TPM chip, it's not placed on the mother ...
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BIOS boot password for the computer upon startup VS Bitlocker PIN?

Consider the setup where a drive is encrypted with Bitlocker. I need to protect my already Bitlocker encrypted drive from Cold Boot/DMA attacks. My assumption is that I have 2 options: Create a boot ...
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Remove BitLocker at boot

I have a Lenovo laptop. When I boot it, I am asked for BitLocker recovery key and am unable to access Windows OS in any form. I don't have either the PIN or the key. I've tried other methods that I ...
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Stopped BitLocker at 83% because it froze for 6 hours without making any progress, now when I unlock the drive everything freezes

I stopped BitLocker at 83% because it froze for 6 hours without making any progress, then did a reboot. Now the drive D: has locked icon - I unlock it - prompts me with a modal for adding the password ...
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Windows 10 doesn't refresh once my external drive is decrypted

I have three drives, C (where my OS is installed), E and D. All of these are encrypted with BitLocker due to a company policy. When I start up my computer, all of these drives are encrypted, and I ...
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Need a Encryption on RAID Array and Maintain Performance

On my Win 10 20H2 workstation I'd like to encrypt drive D: - a big 4 TB RAID data volume. The volume is made from 4 x 1 TB Samsung NVMe drives mounted on a Dell Ultraspeed PCIe card. Unencrypted file ...
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Enable bitlocker hardware encryption without reinstalling Windows 10 pro

Is it possible to enable Bitlocker hardware encryption (on a Samsung pro SSD) without having to re-install Windows 10 pro? A similar question was asked here but was too vague and closed.
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Windows 10 Error after XP MBR fix

Today I repaired a Windows XP drive, but couldn't boot into it. So I thought that fixing the MBR from an XP USB would help. Once I fixed the MBR, the problem still continued. I tried booting into my ...
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BitLocker not accepting correct recovery keys

As a test before upgrading to Windows 10 20H2, I disabled Secure Boot and rebooted. I was shown a BitLocker Recovery screen and prompted for the recovery keys. I tried both keys I was given (there are ...
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How to format a drive that has Bitlocker and a password protected BIOS?

I have a Dell Latitude 5400 laptop. I haven't got the BitLocker password. When I dumped https://gparted.org/ onto a USB, it turns out that's locked and the default one from https://bios-pw.org/ doesn'...
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Bitlocker encrypted hard drive/ cleared TPM key/ no recovery key, now I can't get past Bitlocker recovery key screen to boot up normally :(

I have a laptop that used to be an old work laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad, older model), that I continued to use personally after it was replaced. Fast forward more than a few years, I am trying to install ...
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Why does Bitlocker not allow me to generate a pre-boot password? (only PIN)

Currently I am using Bitlocker on two of my machines that all have TPM's, at first it would never ask me for a pre-boot authentication method because I forgot to edit a GPO that enabled this. Now I ...
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Bitlocker on all the partition of portable drive gives error

First Scenario: I was using WD security application to encrypt the my WD portable drive(my passport 1tb). I partitioned the portable drive in three partitions. It was working fine. Second Scenario: ...
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Can I resize my BitLocker partition without losing data?

I have Windows installed on my work laptop which I do not have admin rights (BitLocker filesystem). I want to shrink that partition so I can dual-boot Manjaro along side the Windows. From Manjaro ...
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SSD Usage 100% at downloading | Windows 10 Bitlocker

if i want to write a big File or Downloading a big Steam game, my SSD gets after writing a few Gigabytes really slow. The Disk Usage is at 99 to 100%. Here a Screenshot from the Taskmanager: My ...
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Bitlocker on KVM/QEMU/virt-manager Windows guest using TPM passthrough

I have a dual boot installation on my Lenovo T480s: Windows 10 and Fedora 33. As I prefer working on Linux but need to have quick access to some Windows exclusive programs, I've configured QEMU (in ...
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Bitlocker corruption in dual-boot

Steps i took to end up with this corruption: Installed Windows 10 Pro 20H2 (from now on Windows#1) in a freshly cleaned GPT drive. Did all updates, programs setup and it was all good. Activated ...
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How does the F11 recovery function work on Lenovo laptops?

On a factory install of a Windows 10 Pro, Lenovo L13 Gen 2 laptop, the F11 key at boot time starts a WinRE recovery environment. The partition layout for the drive is: 260MB EFI System Partition ...
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Does Stopping a Bitlocker Encryption Process Damage Harddrives or Data?

I've started Bitlocker Encryption on a pretty large internal drive around 4TB, it's obviously a stupid mistake from my side. It's been running for a long time. What will happen if I cancel it which I'...
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Win10 startup crashed / Drive with Bitlocker unable to repair [duplicate]

I have a laptop (T14) with Win10 installed. Recently, it crashed and on startup it automatically goes to repair mode. Drive is locked with Bitlocker (I have the key available). So when I log in I try ...
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TPM 12-1 pin and TPM 14-1 compatibility

I have bought a new computer with a board MSI B460M PRO-VDH WIFI. I would like to turn on BitLocker, but I should buy TPM first. Unfortunately I cannot find compatible Trusted Platform Module in any ...
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Is it theoretically possible to resize a partition encrypted using Bitlocker (without decrypting the data first)?

From what I've been reading, the guideline regarding manually changing the size of a Bitlocker encrypted partition is: (a) decrypt the partition. (b) resize the partition. (c) re-encrypt the partition....
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Why can't I type reliably at my pre-boot password prompt?

When using either Veracrypt or BitLocker full system disk encryption for my Windows 10 pro install I see the behavior seen in this gif. When doing the initial "system check" where I reboot ...
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Bitlocker can’t encrypt a fixed drive. “The system cannot find the file specified”

I’ve been stumped by this problem. Here’s the computer’s configuration: Intel i5 CPU ASRock H97 Motherboard (no TPM) 1 x Samsung SSD for boot (Bitlocker encrypted with USB key). Formatted with NTFS 2 ...
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Bitlocker -> usb read only

I have Bitlocker installed and want to copy a file to a usb stick. Bitlocker denies that and consider the usb drive as write protected. I do not want to encrypt the stick. Is there any way to bypass ...
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Bitlocker locked windows 7 home unable to view backup

I ran into a blue screen of death that is non repairable on my windows 10 pro OS. I had a backup drive connected which I need to view the back up drive. I connected it to my laptop pc which has ...
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Why isn't Bitlocker Recovery Password appearing in Active Directory?

Per Microsoft's recommendation, I enabled Bitlocker on a new Windows 10 VM after joining it to my local Active Directory domain. After enabling Bitlocker, I went to go check that the recovery password ...
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SSD Sanitization Order

My question is regarding SSD sanitization. As far as I understand, the generally accepted procedure for making SSD data unrecoverable is this: Full disk encryption Standard Format Second full disk ...
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Cannot install window or delete partition in Bit locker encrypted drive

I am stuck in this very strange issue, I have surface pro 5 with 128Gb of disk space. When i try to install window it says "Your device is bitlocker encrypted" , it does not allow me to ...
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Recover Files from dead PC and Bitlocker Hardrive [duplicate]

I have a Laptop with a dead screen, I do not want to fix it but I need those files in it. The HDD have a BitLocker in it, how can I recover the files?
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Bitlocker: Windows 10 does not offer to encrypt SSD drives

I encounter the phenomenon on Windows 10 that it does not offer to encrypt some of my SSD drives. I also have drive d:\ and e:, but they are not listed on the BitLocker drive encryption setttings page ...
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Microsoft Bitlocker and TPM

I'm planning to buy a HP Envy 15-ep0813 computer, but I've spent hours trying to understand if that has TPM-like support so that I don't need to enter a passowrd prelogon, which for me is a must. I ...
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Bitlocker: Cannot auto-unlock USB drive. “The drive cannot be encrypted…”

My system drive (C:) and external USB drive (D:) are both encrypted with Bitlocker. I can unlock the D: drive with the password. However I cannot get it to auto-unlock. Checking the box doesn't do ...

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