Windows 10: How to find BitLocker recovery key on Windows 8.1/10

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  1. adoptme Win User

    How to find BitLocker recovery key on Windows 8.1/10


    Hello All,


    After trying to search for a good article on how to fix my BitLocker situation, I found the following article the most useful from Lenovo. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/HT502684


    I am sharing this knowledge because after thoroughly searching, all the other Windows Microsoft Community Articles that I was looking for answers from, did not provide me with adequate information. I hope this helps you, too:


    How to find BitLocker recovery key on Windows 8.1/10

    Description
    When you update your device’s BIOS or do recovery action, you might need to input BitLocker recovery key. You can find recovery key for your device following below steps.


    For Windows 7, per Microsoft design, there is no online digital backup. When you initially set up BitLocker, a Recovery Key will be created and The BitLocker setup wizard prompts you to choose how to store the recovery key. You can choose from the following options:

    • Save the recovery key to a USB flash drive. Saves the recovery key to a USB flash drive.
    • Save the recovery key to a file. Saves the recovery key to a network drive or other location.
    • Print the recovery key. Prints the recovery key

    For Windows 8 onwards, please read the solutions below to get the BitLocker recovery key.

    Affected Brands
    • idea/Lenovo laptops, Lenovo desktops
    • Lenovo tablets, Think tablets
    • ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation
    Operating Systems
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 10
    Solution
    1. Click to open this Microsoft document - BitLocker recovery keys: Frequently asked questions
    2. You will get below screen, click “How can I get my BitLocker recovery key?

      How to find BitLocker recovery key on Windows 8.1/10 bitlock1_20161114064054.png
    3. Click “BitLocker Recovery Keys

      How to find BitLocker recovery key on Windows 8.1/10 bitlock2_20161114064113.png
    4. On the popped screen input your account and password, then click “signs in” to get your recovery key. Of course if you had login in your Microsoft account, you can get your recovery key directly.

      How to find BitLocker recovery key on Windows 8.1/10 bitlock3_20161114064133.png

      How to find BitLocker recovery key on Windows 8.1/10 bitlock4_20161114064238.png
    Additional Information
    If you're having problems with your Microsoft account, here are a few tips.


    I have a Microsoft account, but I can’t sign in


    Go to the Reset your password page to resolve problems with your account.


    I’m signed in with my Microsoft account, but I don’t see my recovery key


    The recovery key might not have been saved to your Microsoft account online. In this case, look for any copies of the recovery key you might have printed or saved to a file.

    If you accidentally deleted the recovery key from your Microsoft account online and want to save it again, you need to force Windows to back up the recovery key automatically. The only way to do this is to switch to a local account, and then switch back to a Microsoft account.
    1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
      (If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
    2. Tap or click Users, tap or click Switch to a local account, and follow the instructions.
    3. Repeat step 1, tap or click Users, tap or click Switch to a Microsoft account, and follow the instructions.
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  2. bitlocker recovery key

    Hi Singh,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    In order to get clarity on this issue and assist you with appropriate troubleshooting steps, please reply with the answers to the questions below.

    1. Are you not able login to your computer due to BitLocker Recovery Key?
    2. Did you ever setup BitLocker Recovery Key on your computer?
    3. Are you not able to login to your Microsoft Account to find the BitLocker Recovery Key?
    4. Are you using Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Professional?

    Meanwhile, try finding BitLocker Recovery Key if you have ever setup BitLocker Recovery Key for your computer.

    Please elaborate on the issue, so that we can understand the concern and get back to us to help you further.
     
  3. Xylee Del Win User
  4. Ar Rom Win User

    How to find BitLocker recovery key on Windows 8.1/10

    Bitlocker Recovery Key

    Hi Erica,

    There are certain steps that you can do to recover your BitLocker recovery key. Kindly follow the steps provided on this

    link
    and see if it resolves your concern. The article pertains to Windows 8.1 but it's also applicable to Windows 10.

    Get back to us if you need further assistance.
     
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