1. Mike

    A Comprehensive Guide to Using and Troubleshooting BitLocker on Windows 11

    Windows 11 BitLocker is a built-in encryption feature that helps protect your data by encrypting the entire hard drive. BitLocker can prevent unauthorized access to your data, even if the hard drive is removed from your computer. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use and troubleshoot...
  2. Agna E A

    Windows 10 Security assurances of bit locker auto-unlock feature

    We are working based on a project requirement to use Bitlocker Auto-Unlock feature in a FIPS-GPO-enabled environment. Unlocking the bitlocked devices with passwords, in a FIPS-enabled environment will make them write-protected. Using a recovery key or a recovery password does not opt for our...
  3. Z

    Windows 10 WMI API to know whether the drive is READ/WRITE Protected.

    We've encrypted a drive using bit locker drive encryption. After unlocking the drive, Is there any WMI API's available to get the status of drive? Like, whether it is write protected or not.
  4. Agna E A

    Windows 10 Unable to unlock Bit locked drive in Windows 10 using recovery password when FIPS 140 compliance is enabled

    We are working based on project requirement to create a bitlocker recovery tool to unlock and disable the bit locker with the recovery password. In normal machines the tool is working but when we use the recovery password in machines where the GPO called "Security Settings --> Local Policies -->...
  5. M

    Windows 10 BitLock key with deleted microsoft account

    Hello I was using an microsoft account from my school (for the office products) , and it seems like they deleted my account. So far so good. But now my Computer does not boot normally. It now wants me to enter a key (BitLock). Otherwise I can not start my device. And I need the key to recover...
  6. S

    Windows 10 How Do I Resize A BitLocker Filesystem?

    Esteemed Colleagues: Perhaps this is a Linux question and not a Microsoft Windows question, but I don't know whether the people who can answer it are Linux people or Microsoft Windows people, so I am posting it to this forum. I hope one of you can answer my question. One of my clients has...
  7. steveoindy

    Windows 10 BitLocker USB new windows version?

    One of my USB drives wouldn't unlock, giving me a message "The BitLocker encryption on this drive isn't compatible with you version of windows. Try opening the drive using a newer version of Windows." As far as I know i have the latest. i did look for updates after i got this error. i have...
  8. Q

    Windows 10 Remove write protection from unlocked Bitlocker drive

    I work at a computer repair shop and I finally came across something I cannot get around. A customer brought in a Microsoft Surface Book that has BitLocker protection on it. Windows is corrupt and I am using a windows 10 disk to repair it. I have his BitLocker recovery key so I can unlock the...
  9. J

    Windows 10 Bitlocker unresponsive

    Bitlocker is non-responsive on my system. The Bitlocker Managment GUI goes instantly unresponsive and manage-bde -status (run as Administrator) hangs as well. I'm running v1607, build 14393.321. I've not run Bitlocker before, so I can't tell you if it worked in the past. In any case, I have...
  10. P

    Windows 8 Can't boot into Windows after running BitLocker

    Hello. I have 3 drives in my PC: SSD with Ubuntu HDD for downloads etc. - no OS HDD with Windows 8.1 partition & Windows 7 partition & 1 empty partition When I start my PC, the GRUB2 menu shows up and I can choose whether I run Ubuntu or Windows. When I choose Ubuntu, it normally starts up...
  11. R

    Enhanced PIN for BitLocker not Working

    Hi. I have a new Dell XPS 15 with Windows 10 Pro and a TPM 1.2 module on the board. I have enabled Enhanced PINs via the Group Policy Editor and have set my pin using a mixture of letters, numbers and symbols. However when I restart the machine, it does not accept my entered PIN. However, it...
  12. Zak Brindle

    Windows 10 Upgraded from Insider, Lost access to locked drive?

    A while back before the launch of windows 10 I joined the insider program as I was working with Microsoft to promote Win10 at launch. Once Windows 10 was fully released I upgraded. But a few months later, an automatic update occurred and took me back to an insider build. Anyway, I have a...
  13. Marty Mcfly

    Windows 7 Bitlocker Disable check of winload.exe

    I have a laptop that has bitlocker enabled and all is working as intended, however, when windows installs updates and makes changes to the winload.exe file, it requires a recovery key for bitlocker to access the operating system. As the person using this PC in our domain will not have admin...
  14. D

    Best Alternative to Bitlocker – password safe USB stick?

    Hi, Formerly, on my business laptop I´ve used Bitlocker with the Win pro edition. But now I changed my PC and to a home edition without Bitlocker. Therefore I am looking for a similar alternative, mainly to password save my external USB stick. The documents and information on that USB are not...
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