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i was stationed abroad and encrypted an external usb harddrive using bitlocker. upon return to the states, my company let me go and with the loss of the job, i had to return the computer with Windows 7 on it. i have tried vista to unlock the drive but no go. do i have to purchase Win7 and install it on a computer to unlock the drive, or is there is a simple solution. i have the password to unlock the drive, i even have the Bitlocker recovery key and the Bitlocker recovery key identification. alas, i cannot get this drive unlocked. Can anyone help me. i have researched the MS docs and no help. Maybe i have looked at the wrong ones tho.
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I am pretty sure that you can attach it to another win 7 pc and unlock it.

all the info you might need is here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd835565(WS.10).aspx 

see here as well:

http://blog.unlockforus.org/2009/05/how-to-remove-bitlocker-encryption-in.html
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Hi,

Download the Bitlocker to go reader (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=64851943-78c9-4cd4-8e8d-f551f06f6b3d) to your PC and use this to read the encrypyted drive.

Regards,


RobMobility.
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by:Jackie Man
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Agreed. Unless your corporate laptop has TPM chip on it to encrypt your external harddrive, you will be fine.

Besides, a tutorial of using Bitlocker is is in the link below.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/secure-your-usb-drives-with-bitlocker-to-go-for-windows-7/1176

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by:lucifer82
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BitLocker to go should work on pretty much any OS except for XP where it only allows you to read from it.

With Visa and 7 you should be able to view and edit what you need to do.

Does it come up with any errors?
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the only thing i found that worked was installing windows 7 ultimate on another system. then the password and the everything worked.
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clad that you resolved it
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