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HOW TO UNLOCK A DRIVE PROTECTED BY BITLOCKER WITHOUT ITS PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY ?(I LOST MY PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY)

Q: HOW TO UNLOCK A DRIVE PROTECTED BY BITLOCKER WITHOUT ITS PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY ?(I LOST MY PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY)

PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION

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A: HOW TO UNLOCK A DRIVE PROTECTED BY BITLOCKER WITHOUT ITS PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY ?(I LOST MY PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY)

Hi ashish,
The drive must be unlocked by the recovery password or recovery key. But you lost it and haven?t print the recovery information or save it anywhere. No any other method to help you.
I am sorry for that. I suggest you consult professional data recovery company.
Best regards,
Karen Hu

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I encrypted my laptop system drive using Bitlocker. I remembered the password but forgot to backup the Recovery Key.


Usually, the system will be bootup without asking for the Bitlocker password or Recovery key. But one day, when booting up the sytem, the "BitLocker recovery" blue screen pop up to ask for Bitlocker Recovery Key.


I forgot to backup the Recovery Key. But I remembered the password. I also connected the harddisk of this laptop to other PC, and tried to unlock the hard disk using Bitlocker password. But there is no password option to unlock the hard disk.


Is it possible to unlock the drive using Bitlocker password?

Thank you.

Best regards,
Bryan

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Hello every body
I have a serious problem
i have a external hard that i turned on bitlocker

when i was wanted turning off bitlocker, i removed password then disconnected external hard
and when i connected hard to pc i saw the drive is locked and i try to unlock 

the pc notify me just unlock with recovery key that unfortunately i don't have any recovery key.

pleaseeeeeeeeee help me

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I only have this information, can you help me?


Volume D: [Label Unknown]
All Key Protectors

    External Key:
      ID: {9F19663C-772C-48EE-8610-719A54708165}
      External Key File Name:
        9F19663C-772C-48EE-8610-719A54708165.BEK

    Numerical Password:
      ID: {7AE9F97E-2269-40D2-B5B2-131C2EAACA2D}

    Password:
      ID: {76690A00-C6CB-4775-8F98-BD478C882B17}

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hi sevenforums

how can write key Full BitLocker recovery Key identification:
3E253B88-09F9-4E71-B925-FB3C8089FBBA
is not respond for ABC

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A:forgot my bitlocker password and lost my recovery key (USB-flash).

I'm afraid there is nothing you can - Bitlocker has no backdoor functionality.

Bad luck
Golden

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Sir i lost my recovery key and my D drive is locked i remember the password but it doesn't working please help me there is very important data in this folder

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Hello,
I have a laptop HP 450 G3.
The disk contains 
a) Recovery partition
b) System partition
TPM is activated
The Laptop wasn't attached to Domain.
I was using this system for over 6 months without a problem and <g class="gr_ gr_25 gr-alert gr_tiny gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear ContextualSpelling multiReplace" data-gr-id="25" id="25">i</g>
was using only the <g class="gr_ gr_22 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="22" id="22">bitlocker</g> password to unlock it.
My password is a 10 digit number, for example, 1234567890
After I attempted a Windows 10 Upgrade to the latest version and turned off the PC the system now asks for Recovery key, which I don't have because ? never used it before.
All my files are in this partition, including the operating system and ? cannot access it.
I have also tried to unlock the drive with the manage-bde command but failed.


I am confident that ? types the password correctly since ? was typing it for 6 months.

What can ? do to get back my data? Anyone that can help me please contact me

I also tried the repair-bde command but with no success.
C:\WINDOWS\system32>repair-bde h: x: -pw
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Repair Tool version 10.0.17134
Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Enter the password t... Read more

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Hi,
Greetings Engineers of Microsoft! Here is a query for you to respond. I have lost my bitlocker drive recoverykey and password / 48-digit recovery key. But I have with me recovery key ID (6247A01D) and Numerical password id: 6247A01D-96BC-4006-B543-468COD31245C
and Password ID: 986F1E54-84EA-49A7-B4C2-7DCDA77AA1D3 as extracted with the help of manage-bde -protectors -get F:.  My OS is windows 8.1. 
Soliciting your answers to unlock the drive. 

Thanks.
Kris19

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Forgot the password for bitlocker 48-digits recovery key for WD external drive 

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Requested sir
                        first when i stored my all data in my seagate hard drive then i used to put a password in my hard drive and in that
similar moment my laptop was discharged and closed and due to that now i am unable to open and access my seagate hard drive , also i have with me the correct password and the recovery key with me . but yet its not working . please do help me to open my bit
locker encryption to open my hard drive .

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I forgot bitlocker PIN on Win10. System gives me recovery key-id but I cannot enter characters like F,B,C etc that are included into the key-id. The input field that says "enter key-id" takes digits only. What am I doing wrong?
Ilya
 

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I had stored the PFX files once I had created the password, now I have formatted my windows. So how can I use PFX file to unlock my drive.

A:How to unlock Bitlocker drive using recovery of encrypted files

See if this helps: Bitlocker Data Recovery Agent

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Hi, 
Correct bitlocker password & RecoveryKey Can't unlock my drive
I have 2 hard drive in my computer, 1st one runs OS, 2nd one using bitlocker to encrypt and works fine until........... I re-installed the OS on the 1st Drive (didn't touch 2nd drive at all, the only thing is that during the installation, I manually turned
off the power once due to the computer locks up.)
Now when I try to open my 2nd hard drive typing bitlocker password, always says: wrong password.
Then I was trying to use the Recovery Key to unlock, but always say:  the key does not match the drive. -- I am pertty sure this key is for this drive.
Is there anything else I can try? Or any more information needed to help me get my data back?
Thanks

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Hi, 
Correct bitlocker password & RecoveryKey Can't unlock my drive !
I have an external drive encrypted by bitlocker, and works fine until........... I re-installed the OS One day.

I am petty sure the password is correct, but always  give me error: THE PASSWORD ENTERED IS INCORRECT.

I was trying to use my recovery key, But always says: The Key doesn't match this drive

I have double checked that this ReveryKey matches this drive.- see image below





BTW. I lost the External Key while re-install my OS.

Also tried Repair Tool using the Recovery Key, still no lucky, Here's result:

I don't know what else I can do to get my drive unlocked!

Any one can help me?
Thank you!!

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Hello and good afternoon, I have a issue where a manager started the Bitlocker process on the SD card in his Surface Pro 3

with Windows 8.1. The Bitlocker attempt failed at 3.4% completed but the SD card ended up being Bitlocked without providing the Bitlocker Recovery Key (I've never seen this happen before). He doesn't know the password for the SD card and of course
I've been tasked to somehow release the encryption so that he can get the required information off of the SD card. 



Is there anything that can be done to release the encryption on the SD card or has the SD card been made non-accessible moving forward?

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Hey
My company is updating our windows, servers, desktops nearly every thing. we were asked to back up all our data on external drives, but we were forced to encrypt the drives with Bit locker, after the immigration to the new hardware and windows 10, I opened
my external HDD and USB Drive using the passwords I set earlier, and as I don't need the drives to be encrypted anymore, I right clicked the drives then choose "Remove password" which I thought it will decrypt the drives and no passwords will be
required anymore. I was surprised to find that my drives are still encrypted, and all what happened is that the password unlock option for my Bit locker encrypted drives was removed. it now only displays to option to unlock (another USB drive or recovery key)
and I don't have both. all what i have is the passwords that I set to the drivers, but the unlock with password option vanished.
can i return that option back so i can unlock both my drives using password? can you please advice?
thanks in advance.

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id="15">i</g>'m</g> having an issue with <g class="gr_ gr_6 gr-alert gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="6" id="6">bitlocker</g>,I enabled it in my windows10
due to some problems in my <g class="gr_ gr_7 gr-alert gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="7" id="7">pc</g> <g class="gr_ gr_16 gr-alert gr_tiny gr_spell gr_run_anim
ContextualSpelling multiReplace" data-gr-id="16" id="16">i</g> changed my operating system to 8.1,after changing my operating system even <g class="gr_ gr_17 gr-alert gr_tiny gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling
multiReplace" data-gr-id="17" id="17">i</g> enter the correct password it didn't accept the password.after changing operating system <g class="gr_ gr_9 gr-alert gr_tiny gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling multiReplace"
data-gr-id="9" id="9">i</g> lost the recovery key.
so please give me some tips to unlock my <g class="gr_ gr_12 gr-alert gr_g... Read more

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My BitLocker password is not working after format my c drive. instead i have my recovery that is also not working.
Please somebody help me to unlock my disk.

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I have activated Bitlocker on two identical W8.1 pro machines, and on the first (C1) I have the option to use a password when logging into the computer, but the other (C2) only ask for the recovery key from USB stick. Both computers have no TPM, so Bitlocker is enabled without TPM, but this should give the possibility to start the computers using a password on 8.1 pro.

Can I somehow add a password to C2, or is my only option to remove the Bitlocker encryption and try again?

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How do I recover a password for another computer that has a BitLocker encryption on it?

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Hi dear

I have windows 8. I make a password on my two drive with bitlocker and save the keys on my microsoft account. and now I forget the password and when I went to my account I just find the one keys on my account. two of my drive have same password. now I can open one of my drive. if I find the password of my account that have the key I can open the other drive.

How can I find the password when we have recovery key?

I find the password id and numerical password
C:\Windows\system32>manage-bde -protectors -add h: -recoverykey h:
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 6.2.9200
Copyright (C) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Key Protectors Added:

Saved to directory h:

External Key:
ID: {A631BD73-E1C2-4468-868F-633CB89BAB99}
External Key File Name:
A631BD73-E1C2-4468-868F-633CB89BAB99.BEK
C:\Windows\system32>manage-bde -protectors h: -get
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 6.2.9200
Copyright (C) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Volume H: [Rezazy-HDD]
All Key Protectors

Password:
ID: {7652F6CE-D88C-476C-B39D-D28175795000}

Numerical Password:
ID: {FDF0E831-353F-48C5-9F3A-C9C03E0CEA78}
Password:
106007-591283-270710-254309-670945-631730-606342-502788

External Key:
ID: {A631BD73-E1C2-4468-868F-633CB89BAB99}
External Key File Name:
A631BD73-E1C2-4468-868F-633CB89BAB99.BEK

A:How to find bitlocker password with recovery key?

Sorry forum rules prohibit this type of help

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Hi I have basic questation .
If I enable bitlocker without store password to ad a next move PC to OU , where is save bitlocker password to AD. Is saved to AD or is saved only before encrypting ? And If MBAM change recovery password , change bitlocker this password ?


Falcon

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Hello Team,

I was using bitlocker to lock my external hard drive but when it was in progress, the data cable through which the hard drive was attached just miss placed and the encrypting couldn't complete. When i attached the hard drive again it was asking about the password,
and it was also accepting the password but the problem is after first 2 times of accepting the password, now its not accepting the password and recovery key as well. 
Any help or guidance will be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advane
Regards
Farhan 

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hi, 
my External hard Drive was locked by bitlocker. I forgot my password and recovery key. how can i open and get my files?
i need the documents

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hi all.
i have a lenovo aio pc.
the specs are not that imp for this question but i will give a overview.
it has 10gb ram, i5 cpu and windows 10 pro 1903.
i turned on bitlocker just to see how it works.
now when i enter the right bitlocker password it goes to lenovo logo and then asks for recovery key.
i copy the recovery which got saved in microsoft account and enter it.
but it doesnt unlock.
the recovery id matches the recovery id on microsoft account.
some1 please help on how to unlock or if i cant unlock how do i reinstall windows on the drive.
the pc doesnt have a tpm chip
 

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Hi, I removed the Bitlocker password simply by hitting "Remove Passoword" on the right-click menu on the disk in Computer. Now I need the recovery key, but since I formated the USB-drive I had stored the recovery key on I'm stuck.

Do I have to format my Bitlocked drive?

A:Removed Bitlocker password - need recovery key

Not sure whether this will help, but it may do: How to use the BitLocker Recovery Password Viewer for Active Directory Users and Computers tool to view recovery passwords for Windows Vista

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Hi
i have 1 T external Hard that is encrypt by Bitlocker tool .... when in plug in my hard into my computer and enter unlock password it doesn't open it and shows responding error ...i try with the others computers and in shows same error...i have a very very
important files and information in my hard...and i didn't save my recovery password ...please please help me...
Thanks
niusha

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Hello,
     I have a few related questions around BitLocker and TPM.  But first some background, I have Windows 8.1, I have BitLocker turned on, and I have my BitLocker Recovery Key.  I did not manually
initialize the TPM.  I don't recall ever having a TPM Owner password.  But I do see that I can auto generate one, although I have not tried.
1) Is the BitLocker Recovery Key the same thing as the TPM Owner Password?
2) I don't recall ever being provided the TPM owner password during the BitLocker setup?  Where would I find it?  I chose the option to save the BitLocker Recovery Key to my Microsoft Account, but I don't see any TPM Owner Password?
3) I have read that in some Windows OS systems the TPM is automatically initialized, but the TPM Owner Password is not retain where a user can find it.  Is it best practice to even try to obtain the TPM Owner Password if it is indeed not retained on
my machine for user viewing.
I have already spent several hours reading many of your technet articles.  All very helpful, but I did not see any that specifically addressed my specific situation.
4) I am assuming that it would be best if I obtained the TPM Owner password.  Is that not necessarily true?
Thanks

Little Casino

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When I am trying to put my password its show the error "bitlocker drive encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion this could be due to either all conversion logs etc etc...."

Please Help

Thanks 

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Hi Mr/Ms
I
flash
drive encrypted
with BitLocker 
I used
this
driver for three months my computer is broken I bought a new computer    when i was try my flash disk new computer its give me this  problem 
BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected
? know my passworrd but I do not know
the BitLocker
recovery key what can i do know pls some one help me 

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Please help! I cannot open my memory stick as it was encrypted on my workplace computer (as they said they didn't want any unsafe memory sticks being used) anyway, I went to open my memory stick the other day with the password I have used for months and
it says it is the wrong password. I found the 48 digit recovery code (no idea how) and now it says that one of the digits is wrong in the sets of digits I have put in!!!! I have tried to put in different combinations of the number but it won't open. Please
can someone help me as I am panicking that I will never be able to access this memory stick again and it has years worth of work on it!

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Anyone.... please help me with this one if able.   My computer (HP Envy w/Windows 8) had been working fine for years.  The main drive (C: drive) was bitlocker encrypted.  I did not do any recent upgrades, patches, or installs.  Then yesterday,
I turned on my computer and I got the initial "enter bitlocker password" screen.  However, this time the computer screen was not the solid blue color.  The screen was malfunctioning and had some purple color along the left side and some
screen flickering.  Therefore, I entered my bitlocker password I did so as I've done hundreds of time and it didn't work.  The next screen took me to the bitlocker recovery page.  When I put in my bitlocker recovery key, the screen when to the
initial windows screen and the screen said "attempting to repair."  Then, the process stops, and I get back to the initial blue, "enter bitlocker password."  It doesn't matter how many times I put in the correct bitlocker passwork
or recovery key, I still inevitably does but to the enter bitlocker password screen.  I even went to the DOS prompt and used the Bitlocker Recovery Tool and completed the steps to recover the drive.  When I insert the correct key, the process begins
to run, I get kicked out of the dos prompt, the screen goes back to "attempting to repair" page, then eventually back to the blue enter bitlocker password page.   
This... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8143 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 921 GB (817 GB Free); H: 4657 GB (4657 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0KWVT8
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled/Bitdefender Active

Hello, Not really sure where to Post? or which thread ? A little history
Dell 8700 Desk Top purchased 2014 came with Windows 8.1
Dell support/tech had done many remote assistance while on warranty with backups.
Scary part I Believe Dell had called me stating noticing some sort of server issues (Scam) I was reluctant at first to interact or allow Remote Access. But very weirdly he was able to know just about everything Dell would know about all other Tech Support/Dates/Issues/E-mails/from time of purchases, convincing me of actually being Dell, let him do Remote Access supposedly to do clean/tune up and said server issues. Ran several 3rd party Pc cleaning Apps, Fixed? server issue? then proceeded to want to sell Their magical Pc Program, that would replace all Virus/Pc Tune up/Fix Computer issues. At that point I disconnected Bailed. I called Dell to inquire about Phone Call Representing Dell, they replied No we would never do that! I asked how Scammer would know so much private Dell information and interaction that only they should Know? No Comment! Although stat... Read more

A:Old Dell Backup/Recovery Password Protected Files ?

You should've stuck with your gut instinct. NO PC vendor or OS vendor well ever call you.....EVER!

My advice: First disconnect from the internet...turn off your modem/router (unplug it). Next, save any data (mainly pictures and important documents) to external media (I like large thumb drives) the rest of it can be downloaded and reinstalled.

Now, do a factory reset.
Restore the computer's software to original condition.
An external peripheral is a device that connects to a port on the front, side or back of the computer, like a printer or memory key.

Turn on the computer.
As the computer starts, press < F8 > on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
You must press before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.
Press the < Down Arrow > on the keyboard to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press < Enter >.
Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
Click to select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition c... Read more

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my recovery key was lost and how to unlock the bitlocker?

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Dear around 3 years back I encrypted one of my laptop drive and couldn't remember the password or find the recovery key. But I have the recovery key identification. Is there any possibility that using my recovery key identification I can get the full recovery
key
p.s. I am still using the same laptop.
regards

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My daughters table is locked on the bitlocker recovery key screen and I am at a lost to figure it out. Its and HP and I dont wanna have to take it in so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Lost my windows bitlocker drive encryption recovery key

Hello @Destro78 Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for posting. BitLocker keys (for personal devices) are stored inside or in many case they are back-up to Microsoft cloud with your Microsoft account. Since this is a tablet, I suspect that I suspect your recovery key is available in Microsoft's OneDrive spaceHere are instructions how you can recover the key as well as how to get back to business.>> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/locating-your-microsoft-surface-bitlocker-recovery-key>> http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/21433-bitlocker-recovery-unlock-drive-windows-8-a.html  >> http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=237614https://onedrive.live.com/recoverykey Login to the MS account there and check.Use the key to login to your PC.Eventually, if you prefer you can disable BitLocker and turn off device encryption, or save/print the key offlinePlease, note that it is very important for security reasons that you keep the encryption key (Bitlocker key) in a secure place so that only you know it.  More info - re. Recovery key >> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17133/windows-8-bitlocker-recovery-keys-frequently-asked-qu...>> http://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-windows-10-device-encryption-key>> http://www.howtogeek.com/192894/how-to-set-up-bitlocker-encryption-on-windows/  Hope this helps Let me know if this works for you !   

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Havent used this laptop in ages, and am now locked out unles I enter my Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Recovery Key or pin.  For the life of me cant recall either and have moved and cant locate any of my "notes" on this type of thing either :grrrrrr:  suggestions please!
 
This is for an HP EliteBook 8460p with Windows 7
 
TIA - Ayla[edited location by Moderator]

A:HELP! lost my windows bitlocker drive encryption recovery k...

you could try this http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=24626 

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Hey, I'm trying to configure my secondary internal HDD to lock with bitlocker, since acronis won't back it up well with truecrypt, but I still want to encrypt my OS drive with truecrypt since I don't have a TPM, and have to use a USB key to unlock it at startup, which I think is a vulnerability since anyone can just grab my USB and plop it into the computer. Is there any way I can bypass this restriction, or even better, have BitLocker require a startup PIN without having a TPM?

A:The OS drive must be protected by Bitlocker to automatically unlock.

Hello,

There is a turotial here:
How To Use BitLocker on Drives without TPM - How-To Geek

Dave

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how i unlock bitlocker without password and i don't know recovery key

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Hey i lost my Password/pin,,
also lost my recovery key...
1 recovery key still now...
but doesn`t work this..
Please reply & solved
anyway

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Hi,
The other day for some stupid reason I decided to change my laptops password to whatever it was I was thinking of that day and now I can't remember what it is. There is a partitioned recovery drive on the computer that I am wondering if I can access to reformat the hardrive so I can get back on my computer. On my old desktop the restore option would come up on the BIOS screen but now I don't know if I have to be logged onto access it because I can't seem to find an option for it. Please help me this is my new laptop and now I can't even use it.

It's a Vista Home Premium Dell
and has a partitioned recovery drive in it.

Thanks,
James
 

A:Password Lost/ Recovery help

Dell doesn't display the key sequence to access the recovery partition on boot. Unless Dell changed it, it will be CTRL-F11. You need to start repeatedly punching this in as soon as the BIOS checks starts up.

Remember, this reformats the hard drive and you will loose all your data.
 

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i need some assistance on how to get into the only admin account cause the password has been forgotten. I'm using windows vista home premium and its an Acer laptop

A:lost admin password recovery

Welcome Sinnerboy,

Sorry, but the news is not good. Here is a summary of what you can try.

If security were not good, the password would be meaningless. This is what I found.

Forgot Password - I Forgot My Windows Vista Password - Is There A Way To Find My Lost Password

We have this possible remedy from our tutorial selection. Try method 3
Reset User Account Password

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I need to unlock a HP Compaq 2710p. Dont know the pass word or the User name

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Hello, I am buying an HP laptop at a liquidation auction, but it is password protected.  Is there a way to break into it? Thank you

A:Unlock a password protected PC

If it is simply the Windows logon password that is easily fixed. If it is a power on (BIOS) password that requires the password before the notebook will even boot up-that is not so easy. Depending on whether it is a business class(Elite,Probook,etc) or consumer class(Pavilion,etc) will determine that. A business class normally requires service from HP,with proper ownership certification. Many of the consumer class can be cleared, but not sure all. What model are you looking at?

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How do i remove or change my windows vista administrator password without a set up disk or recovery disk when the only user showing is administrator? Thanks
 

A:lost administrator password and no set up or recovery disk

What type of computer do you have? Was Windows Vista pre-installed by the manufacturer, for example like a Dell, HP, Gateway computer?

Or, was it a generic, home or custom-built computer?

Since Windows XP, the next O/S's don't allow you to boot to Safe Mode and log on that way, to remove passwords.

You were advised by the software to create a Password Reset disc.....many people do not do that, though.

About the only safe, or legal way around this is to reinstall. You can use a borrowed disc, provided you match the License your computer has, to the disc you install from.

A Full System Recovery will also work but I am not sure a Repair Install would.....perhaps.

Keep in mind that you will most likely lose the hidden partition recovery, if you choose to do a full manual reinstall, using the regular Microsoft Windows Vista DVD that matches your License. It will require a format of the drive and you will lose your own files, so you can connect the drive to a working computer to rescue them before you wipe it out.
 

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