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  • I converted my SSD Samsung 850EVO (only drive) as a bit locker protected volume. After that It refused to ask for password, so I used force dismount. Now the preboot screen shows the disk locker windows and uses the password that I set.

    But on booting into windows it is shown as an unencrypted drive both in windows explorer and bde-status.


    I want to be able to change the bitlocker password and I do not want to secure erase the drive x 2 as that would reduce the drive life.Is there any way to reconnect bitlocker?
    Saturday, January 21, 2017 12:27 PM

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  • Your setup is unclear. Simply write down steps that anyone can understand, like

    1 I encrypted c: with bitlocker at the GUI using a password and software encryption

    2 I rebooted and then...

    I could also write down questions, but I prefer to ask you to rewrite it, this time, clearly and detailed.

    About reducing the lifespan: secure erase doesn't reduce the life span. It is no simple overwriting. Even simple overwriting would not really matter, since the 850 EVO allows 250 GB: 75 TBW; 500 GB/1 TB: 150 TBW

    So formatting it (really overwriting) would be less about 0,3% of life span for 250/500 GB and about 0,7% of lifespan for the 1 TB one..

    Sunday, January 22, 2017 7:13 PM
  • Hi,

    Please know that you have to firstly make sure to install your Windows in UEFI mode.

    Please check in details in this thread and find Step by Step Guide for Encrypting Samsung SSD to help encrypt your SSD with BitLocker:

    http://superuser.com/questions/700009/how-do-i-encrypt-samsung-840-ssd-with-bitlocker

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    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 4:09 PM
  • Hi,

    Have you taken time to check the solution in previous post?

    If you have further questions on this issue, please do not hesitate to come here for discussion.


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    Monday, February 6, 2017 9:43 AM
    1. I I converted my SSD Samsung 850EVO (only drive) as a bit locker protected volume using the command line tool & hardware encrytion.
    2. After that It refused to ask for password, so I used force dismount.
    3. Now the preboot screen shows the disk locker windows and uses the password that I set.
    4. But on booting into windows it is shown as an unencrypted drive both in windows explorer and bde-status. I also cannot change the password.

    Hope this explains it better.


    ajitsh

    Sunday, June 18, 2017 2:03 PM
  • This explains it better. Why did it take you 5 months to write that down, if I may ask?

    Please add the output of the command

    manage-bde -status c:

    and

    manage-bde -protectors -get c:

    Monday, June 19, 2017 6:09 AM
  • I had not activated the reply notification email, ;-)

    ajitsh


    • Edited by ajitshekher Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:57 AM
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:52 AM