Windows 10: Windows 10 1803 - automatically bitlocking drives?

Discus and support Windows 10 1803 - automatically bitlocking drives? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I just performed a clean install of Windows 10 on a new HP desktop. I ran Windows updates, pulled a drive out of an old Windows 7 PC, connected it via... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by d_logan, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. d_logan Win User

    Windows 10 1803 - automatically bitlocking drives?


    I just performed a clean install of Windows 10 on a new HP desktop. I ran Windows updates, pulled a drive out of an old Windows 7 PC, connected it via SATA to the new PC to copy data. I left it in overnight.

    This morning I came in, unplugged the drive and connected it to the original machine to boot. NOPE!

    The freakin' drive is bitlocked. I'm in the process of unencrypting it now (plugged back into the new HP Win 10 machine).

    How was this decision made to automatically encrypt drives without even prompting the user? This is the most ridiculous decision ever!

    We should have to turn bitlocker ON if we need it, not have to decrypt and disable if we don't! If you can't tell, I'm enraged with Microsoft at the moment.

    :)
     
    d_logan, Nov 9, 2018
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  2. Viruzz Win User

    HELP: Automatic BitLocker Unlock.

    Please help,
    Looking for a way( script or maybe some unknown windows command or registry hack) to automatically unlock a non OS BitLocker encrypted drive on Log-In.

    My situation: Right now my OS SSD Samsung 840 Evo has a boot password, its not Bios option nor windows eDrive but the third one, the one you need 3rd party software to activate it, had to purchase EMBASSY Security Center to do it.
    No issues here, the OS drive is locked and encrypted.

    One of My HDD Drives is encrypted with Bitlocker, so every time my PC is booted, I need to enter windows log-in password and then open my computer and enter another password to unlock the drive.
    Whats worse is that unlike the SSD that needs unlock password only after full shutdown the Bitlocker needs it every log-in.

    Windows has an option to Automaticlly unlock all BitLocker drives on boot, BUT the issue here is that this official option only works if your OS drive is also BitLocker encrypted and then log-in password unlocks everything.

    Im looking for maybe a windows Script or some Hidden command to automatically unlock the BitLocker drive.

    Even if it Sounds insecure like having the actual password somewhere in the registry, text file or script I dont care because the OS drive is encrypted and passworded.
    Also I have a TPM chip I can encrypt any file/folder so even if file is copied from my PC when its fully unlocked the files wont be readable anywhere unless unencrypted before.

    If its important im on 8.1 pro 64bit

    P.S. If there is no solution for my problem then my only choice is when windows 10 comes out to do a clean install on another Samsung 840 Evo that was previously cleared and eDrive option enabled


    Thanks in advance.
     
    Viruzz, Nov 9, 2018
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  3. Viruzz Win User
    HELP: Automatic BitLocker Unlock.

    Thank you sir, ill try your solution.

    Windows Auto unlock ONLY works in case you have Bitlocker on your system drive, because if your system drive is not encrypted auto unlocking other drives means loss of security.
    But in my case my system drive is Encrypted with hardware encryption that i password unlock during boot. So auto unlocking Bitlocker drives will do fine for me.
     
    Viruzz, Nov 9, 2018
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  4. Aswin_Anand Win User

    Windows 10 1803 - automatically bitlocking drives?

    BitLocker Encrypted Hard Drive to MAC

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. I regret the inconvenience caused to you. Let me help you.



    I suggest you to perform below mentioned steps to disable BitLocker.

    To disable BitLocker I would suggest you try the following steps and see if it helps.


    • Press Windows key + X and click on
      Control Panel.

    • Change View by from Category
      to Large Icons/Small Icons.

    • Click on BitLocker Drive Encryption and click on
      Turn BitLocker Off.

    • Follow on screen instructions. Click on Decrypt the Drive
      when the message appears.
    I would suggest you click on the link below and refer the following article.

    Scenario 12: Turning Off BitLocker Drive Encryption (Windows 7)

    Scenario 12: Turning Off BitLocker Drive Encryption (Windows 7)

    (You can refer the steps in the above link as they are applicable for Windows 10 as well)



    Check if it helps.



    I hope the information helps. Please keep us posted on the issue. We will be happy to assist you accordingly.

    Thank you.
     
    Aswin_Anand, Nov 9, 2018
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