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The drive where Windows is installed is locked

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    The drive where Windows is installed is locked

    I keep getting this when trying refresh my w8 rp

    The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again.

    Help. Solution(s)?

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    Your problem may simply be one of making sure your privileges are set properly. But, do not take ownership of your C: drive in an attempt to solve your problem. See these links:

    Cannot unlock drive and unable boot back into Windows 8

    Fix - The drive where Windows is installed is locked

    You cannot unlock a BitLocker-encrypted drive after you upgrade to Windows 8

    Unlock a BitLocker-protected drive
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