Windows 10: Bitlocker Questions

Discus and support Bitlocker Questions in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; So last year or so, I asked about bitlocker and was able to get it enabled on my windows 10 pro dell laptop. I recall i put a pin in it... so everytime... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by paulyjustin, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. Bitlocker Questions


    So last year or so, I asked about bitlocker and was able to get it enabled on my windows 10 pro dell laptop. I recall i put a pin in it... so everytime i turn on laptop, it ask for me my pin. There was lot of confusion when i did this because i recall there were like 3 ways of doing it... which involved something like



    Pin with TPM
    Pin without TPM
    Password?



    Is that correct? What I did was i put in a pin. So everytime i turn on laptop, i type in pin, then I also put a windows password as well.. then after that, it go to my desktop etc.



    Recently, I removed both the windows 10 password and turned bitlocker off because I wanted to clone my old ssd into the new ssd which I did successfully. I read you should always turn off bitlocker when cloning. So now, I been using my laptop without any bitlocker pin and windows 10 password at startup.



    Now I want to make sure I do this correctly like the first time I did it.. Now because i turned off the bitlocker pin... does that mean when i turn it on again, i will have to do it exactly like how i did it the first time? Or could I turn it on and it would be same pin? Or it would be brand new and thus i have to type in an entire new pin? Now when I do this, if i choose pin... do i pick it without TPM or TPM? Also... when you select pin... does it have to be numbers only? Or could i pick numbers or letters or combination of both?



    Also I asked this last time but the 3rd option of password is not the same as pin with tpm or without tpm? Like Password isn't secure?



    I remember Brink helped me a lot with this last year via private messages but i had to delete them because there is only like a 50 mail inbox. Thanks.


    I r



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    Also I recalled last time, I saved a bitlocker recovery key file as well. I still have that. But is that useless now?


    The thing is I do want to type in a new bitlocker pin this time compared to the one I typed last time.

    :)
     
    paulyjustin, Oct 18, 2020
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  2. Ernie San Win User

    Bitlocker

    Hello Nandana,

    To enable BitLocker on your computer, you follow the steps below:

    • Sign in to your Windows account with an administrator access.
    • Press the Windows key.
    • Type and enter BitLocker.
    • Click Turn on BitLocker.
    • If the system is asking to sing in to administrator access, please do so.
    For additional information about BitLocker, we suggest that you check the frequently ask question on this
    link. The link provided applies to Windows 8.1 to higher version.

    If you have other concerns, don't hesitate to reach us.
     
    Ernie San, Oct 18, 2020
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  3. Xylee Del Win User
    Xylee Del, Oct 18, 2020
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  4. Paola Gar Win User

    Bitlocker Questions

    Need to turn off Bitlocker to install Windows 10

    Hi,

    We suggest doing the following steps again to resolve the issue. To complete the procedure, make sure that you have the following information:

    • You must be able to provide administrative credentials.
    • The drive must be BitLocker-protected.
    To suspend BitLocker Drive Encryption on an operating system drive, please follow the steps below:

    • Click Start, click Control Panel, click
      System and Security, and then click BitLocker Drive Encryption.
    • Click Suspend Protection for the operating system drive.
    • A message is displayed, informing you that your data will not be protected while BitLocker is suspended and asking if you want to suspend BitLocker Drive Encryption.
    • Click Yes to continue and suspend BitLocker on the drive.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Paola Gar, Oct 18, 2020
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