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BitLocker - Turn On or Off for OS Drive in Windows 8

  1. #50


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by TheTechGuy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Sounds like it may be time to reinstall Windows.
    Brink,
    Just a quick update regarding my specific problem for your achieves. What I found out from ASUS tech support adds fuel to the Microsoft fire. Apparently since my laptop came with WIN8.0 and then I updated it shortly thereafter personally with 8.1 and then about a year later updated to Pro, this was the whole issue. According to ASUS, if it didn't get updated thru the store, Microsoft has a glitch in the OS that requires the ESP file to be updated. Apparently, if it was done with ASUS, for example, they are aware of the need and obviously what to do. As a end user doing the upgrade this doesn't change the ESP file and causes the problem. Worse, there is no work-around! So it is either send it to ASUS for several weeks, or try something else. The fix... I am changing the OS to WIN7PRO which will fix the dilemma and wait a few years until Microsoft can get their act together. I hear win8.2 is soon to be released and WIN9 about a year away. I hope this helps with those plaques with Bitlocker problems having the same progressive exercise.

    How odd.
    Last edited by Brink; 29 Jul 2014 at 16:00. Reason: added quote

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  2. #51


    Posts : 3
    windows 81 enterprise


    I just installed a Windows 8.1 Enterprise image on my new Toshiba e45-b4200 laptop. I am looking to turn on Bitlocker protection without TPM. Logged in as local "administrator," I performed steps 4 and 6, and proceeded to step 10. The Bitlocker configuration page showed one Operating System volume with 637 GB free. I clicked on the widget to enable Bitlocker to encrypt it. The program did not create a new system partition as per step 10, and brought me to the screen in step 11. I selected the password option. After entering a password, the process failed displaying the message "access is denied."

    Please advise.

    Thanks,
    EdG
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  3. #52


    Posts : 22,498
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello EdG, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Do you have secure boot enabled? If so, temporarily disabled it, and try again.
    Is this PC joined to a domain?

    Please post a screenshot showing the layout of your Disk Management to see if it may show anything there as a cause.

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  4. #53


    Posts : 10
    WIN8.1PRO


    Hey Guys,
    This is showing up as an active thread to my previous posts, now closed. As I search the member logged into this last post, it has the SAME member number as I do. My issue was resolved a couple of weeks ago and the post to the fix was made but not shown here. The last comment from Brink is above, "How Odd." This is certainly not me. My handle is the TheTechGuy.... what's the deal here?
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  5. #54


    Posts : 22,498
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by TheTechGuy View Post
    Hey Guys,
    This is showing up as an active thread to my previous posts, now closed. As I search the member logged into this last post, it has the SAME member number as I do. My issue was resolved a couple of weeks ago and the post to the fix was made but not shown here. The last comment from Brink is above, "How Odd." This is certainly not me. My handle is the TheTechGuy.... what's the deal here?
    I think you may have gotten confused about your new post notification and EdG's and my new posts above. ??

    If you like, you can click on Tutorial Tools in the menu bar at the top, and click on Unsubscribe from this Tutorial to not get any more notices when someone posts in the tutorial.
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  6. #55


    Posts : 3
    windows 81 enterprise

    Access is Denied Message


    Disabled Secure Boot and tried again--behavior did not change.

    I just joined the company and am waiting for my domain access. I am using my own laptop (welcome to the world of BYOD). I blew away the original Win 8 install, and installed an image that was provided by the client. For now, I am logging into the local machine as "administrator."

    Screenshot of Data Management configuration attached.

    Thanks,
    EdG

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Jul 2014 at 11:18. Reason: attached your uploaded image
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  7. #56


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    64-bit Windows 10


    EdG,

    Ah, I see why now. The disk already has the maximum 4 primary partitions on it. The other partitions other than C: are the factory recovery partitions.

    This would be why you are getting this error since BitLocker is unable to create a new partition, or use the existing first recovery partition.

    It really is a shame how these OEMs setup a disk like that.
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  8. #57


    Posts : 3
    windows 81 enterprise


    Sorry for the delay, but my problem was resolved and I just now have gotten a chance to update the thread.

    Once I received my domain credentials, and logged in, a job kicked off automatically and I was prompted to allow Bitlocker to run and encrypt my harddisk which it did. So I assume the domain admins were able to build something into the image that I loaded to prevent manually installing Bitlocker.

    Thanks,
    EdG
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  9. #58


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    64-bit Windows 10


    That's great news EdG. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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  10. #59


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7

    350 MB System Reserve


    Although it is mentioned everywhere that the system partition should be at least 350 MB, mine even though being 100 MB, there was no prompt to expand the drive to 350 MB and process straight away skipped to step 12. Was there any change 350 MB min requirement?
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