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  • Hi guys,

    If a user changed his bitlocker pin, will his recovery key change as well?
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 11:24 AM

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  • Hi,

    As I understand it, it will not change.

    When you first enable BitLocker, you are asked where you want to save the recovery password.

    When you try to boot a BitLocker encrypted system without your startup key or you forget your PIN, you will see a screen that's shown with recovery key. All you have to do to gain access to the system is enter the 48-digit recovery password. The process of entering the password is tedious to say the least, but it should get you into the system. Once you gain access, you can decrypt the volume, remove BitLocker and then set BitLocker back up from scratch so you can generate a new PIN or startup key.

    Also for the recovery key, we could use the command to reset. Then get a new recovery key.

    Hope it will be helpful to you

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    Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:35 AM
  • Hi Carl,

    Your saying if we boot up the OS using the recovery key, we do not have the option to change our PIN in the bitlocker setting screen in control panel? As such we have to decrypt and re-encrypt our OS to set a new PIN?

    Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:28 AM