Bitlocker PW and Identifier RRS feed

  • Question

    1. I turned Bitlocker on in several older PC's that do not have a TPM chip.  All of them went well.  I ended up with a Recovery Key, Identifier and PW.  Now when those PC's boot up a Bitlocker PW is required before it goes to the Windows sign on screen. Lastly, I turned Bitlocker on in my newer model laptop that does have a TPM chip.  I ended up with only the Recovery Key, not an Identifier or PW.  Now my laptop boots up to the Windows sign on screen.  I need it to boot up and ask for a Bitlocker PW first.  Where do I go to add a PW?  Where do I go to discover my Identifier?
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 9:52 PM

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  • According to your description, I suspect that your BitLocker encryption process is not complete, when I enable BitLocker on my C partition, I can see this interface, after follow its guide complete configuration, the C partition start encrypt, which cost a long time.


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    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:19 AM
  • When I go to Control Panel, Bitlocker Drive Encryption it shows C: Bitlocker On.  It give options to Suspend Protection, Back up your Recovery Key and Turn off Bitlocker.  I do not see an option to Create a password to unlock this drive.  In Explorer the tree shows the C: drive with a lock icon next to it.  Please send an article on how to make this laptop actually encrypt my C: drive because it did not take ANY time to encrypt my C: drive when I turned bitlocker on, during which process I did select the option for computers with data (not the new PC option).  And how to I create a PW?
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 9:29 PM
  • I guess I know what is happening: your "newer" PC might feature a TPM version 2.0 chip, is that right? If so, it will require an UEFI installation of windows.

    Please verify:

    1 open device manager and read out the TPM version

    2 open an elevated command prompt and launch


    list disk

    select disk 0


    one command after the other. Then look at the output and tell me whether you see a "*" blow "GPT" or not.

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 9:37 PM