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i locked my drive using bit locker. how do i recover it using windows vista?? RRS feed

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  • i used bitlocker to lock my hard disk partitions. i was using windows 7 at that time. recently i faced a malfunction in one of the RAM ports so i had to restore my original windows vista. in doing so the drives have become inaccessible. Can someone please guide me as how to unlock the drives??
    Monday, February 27, 2012 9:11 PM

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  • If you have a recovery key, place your hard drive onto another computer with Windows 7 Ultimate Edition installed and do this.

    type “BitLocker” in Start Menu Search

    search

    and Open the BitLocker Drive Encryption Program

     bitlocker

    Once it opens, just find the drive and click "Turn Off BitLocker

    turnoffbitlocker

    It will ask for a confirmation: “Your drive will be decrypted. This may take considerable time. You can monitor the status of your drive decryption.”

    Just proceed by clicking Decrypt Drive

    DecryptingtheDrive  

    Wait… wait… wait

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    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:46 AM