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Bitlocker issue

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1x64 Pro


    Final question: is there a way to disable/enable PIN access without having to turn Bitlocker OFF/ON and avoid re encryption of the drive? I tried changing the PIN and leave the New PIN fields empty but it requires entering a new PIN.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    What options does it give you in Control Panel/Bitlocker Drive Encryption under the OS drive (Manage BitLocker)?

    If you don't have options to do so there, then you could use the commands below in an elevated command prompt to add and remove the PIN.


    Manage-bde: protectors


    (add)
    manage-bde -protectors -add c: -TPMAndPIN

    (remove)
    manage-bde -protectors -delete c: -Type TPMAndPIN
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  3. #13


    Posts : 241
    Windows 8.1x64 Pro


    I see the following options under Control Panel/Bitlocker Drive Encryption:

    SUSPEND PROTECTION
    BACK UP RECOVERY KEY
    CHANGE PIN
    TURN OFF BITLOCKER
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  4. #14


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    64-bit Windows 10


    "Suspend Protection" wouldn't remove the PIN, but would work well to temporarily disable BitLocker protection when you like until resumed.

    BitLocker Protection - Suspend or Resume in Windows 8
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  5. #15


    Posts : 241
    Windows 8.1x64 Pro


    I tried SUSPEND PROTECTION but it reactivates Bitlocker upon reboot, so it's of no use for the purpose of disabling Bitlocker altogether

    I'll try the elevated commands

    UPDATE: I tried the elevated command to disable the PIN but upon reboot the system asks for the USB flash drive with the recovery key. I guess the only way to disable/enable Bitlocker is by turning it OFF and have the drive decrypted/re encrypted each time
    Last edited by antares; 13 Mar 2013 at 15:23.
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