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


    and Open the BitLocker Drive Encryption Program


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


    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


    Wait… wait… wait


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    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:46 AM