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System Update should warn about Bitlocker being on before BIOS update

2018-01-17, 17:34 PM

BIOS updates are rare enough that I forget to pause BitLocker before doing one. The result: Windows detects a hardware change and requires the BitLocker recovery key. Kind of a PITA to type a 48 digit code, let alone hunting it down. 

 

PLEASE before running a BIOS update, prompt the user "This update will require your bitlocker recovery key on reboot unless you pause BitLocker encryption. Continue? (yes/no)". I'm sure it would save many users the occasional headache. 

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10-29-2009

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Re: System Update should warn about Bitlocker being on before BIOS update

2018-01-18, 15:34 PM

What model ThinkPad do you have?  The BIOS update tool *should* automatically suspend BitLocker before doing the BIOS update, but maybe we have a bug.  I'll check it if you can let me know what specific model you have.  Sorry for this trouble.

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Re: System Update should warn about Bitlocker being on before BIOS update

2018-01-18, 17:42 PM

Thanks for the response! I'm on a ThinkPad Yoga 12, type 20DL-CT01WW. I've had this happen twice, separated by several months. Running Win10 Pro x64 fully updated.

 

It's not a huge deal, I have the recovery keys, but perhaps the installer can check whether BitLocker has been successfully paused and if not, ask the user to manually pause it. 

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Re: System Update should warn about Bitlocker being on before BIOS update

2018-03-15, 12:02 PM

I run with the same trouble 2 days ago. My model is Lenovo MIIX 320-10ICR. 

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Re: System Update should warn about Bitlocker being on before BIOS update

2018-04-30, 13:04 PM

Confirmed on T570 as well

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Re: System Update should warn about Bitlocker being on before BIOS update

2018-09-10, 6:07 AM

Hi There, This is still on-going issue for all the lenovo system at my firm. we have to enter the crazy long bitlocker pin to enter machine after system update. 

 

Impacted System - Lenovo Carbon Gen 2, 3, 4, T470, T480S, M710 and several other old laptops.

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