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turning on Bitlocker with password in Win 8.1 pro


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#1
I need help turning on Bitlocker with password (not with flashdrive) on a HP Envy x2 15 inch tablet laptop. It's new and is running Windows 8.1 which I upgraded to Pro edition.

Bitlocker will turn on and function, but only via flashdrive key. When I attempt to turn on Bitlocker, it only offers the option to use a flashdrive. I don't want to use a flashdrive due to fears of loss. I want the password option. No matter what I do, I can't seem to get the password option to appear as an option.

Searches on Windows help and Microsoft help have produced no results other than the same general instructions to turn on Bitlocker in the same ways I have already tried. When I search the problem, no articles appear - null search results.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? And does anyone have a solution to try other than the usual turn on Bitlocker and select password.

Thanks much.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP
    CPU
    Intel 5Y70 CPU 1.3Ghz
    Memory
    8 gb
    Antivirus
    McAfee

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#2

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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#3
I have been through this process at least 4 times. I am able to turn on Bitlocker without TPM chip using these instructions. Unfortunately, though this process will allow me to use Bitlocker, it is only with the flashdrive option, as I explained in my original post. I want to use the password option, which does not show up after I follow these instructions. Any other help?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP
    CPU
    Intel 5Y70 CPU 1.3Ghz
    Memory
    8 gb
    Antivirus
    McAfee

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#4
Do you have a password option in Manage BitLocker​?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone