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How To disable Bitlocker

2018-06-21, 8:11 AM

The new 6th Gen X1 comes with a Bitlocker pre-encrypted C: partition. In order to create an image for safe-keeping as well as cloning I need to disable Bitlocker completely. The partition must be accessible from an external device. What I have found so far is that the only way to turn off Bitlocker is to supply it with the correct password / pass file.

Now since the partition was factory-encrypted by Lenovo I am not in the posession of that key.

My question is: Where must I apply or what do I have to do to get this key?

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Re: How To disable Bitlocker

2018-06-21, 17:02 PM

To disable this encryption:  Start menu -> Settings -> Update & Security -> Device Encryption.  Click on the "Turn Off" button.


The encryption became active if you used a Microsoft Account to log into Windows.  It is Windows itself which is doing this, not Lenovo.

To get your recovery key:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4026181/windows-10-find-my-bitlocker-recovery-key



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Re: How To disable Bitlocker

2018-06-21, 15:47 PM

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