Downgrade from Windows 7 RC1 to Vista - Bitlocked drive not accessable RRS feed

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    I have been running Win 7 RC1 7100 32 bit on my laptop since its release and have found it absolutely brilliant and have had no issued with it whatsoever. Unfortunately I have had to go back to my previous OS, Vista Home Premium because of the RC1 trial expiring soon. (I have not yet purchased my new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium).

    I had a C and D partition setup under WIn 7 RC1, with D used for storing personal data.  I used Bitlocker the lock this partition.  I preparation for removing RC1 this weekend I moved all my other documents and downloads from the Libraries under C to the D partition with a view of accessing them later and moving them back to C when Vista was back up and running.

    But when I tried to access the D drive under Vista it prompts me to format this drive.  When I looked under Administrative Tools - Disk Management it says that the D partition is secured by Bitlocker.

    How can I access my data on the D partition?  I have a fair amount of photos on the D drive which I still need!

    I thought of downloading Win 7 RC1 again to install it so I can have access to the Bitlocker tool but I can not find it on the Net.

    Please any help would be appreciated.

    Monday, February 15, 2010 12:45 PM