Solved

Bitlocker problems

Posted on 2011-03-09
9
664 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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.
0
Comment
Question by:wannabeageek
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
9 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:xmlmagician
ID: 35082834
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
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:xmlmagician
ID: 35082872
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:RobMobility
ID: 35084575
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.
0
Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

 
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:Jackie Man
ID: 35085214
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

0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:lucifer82
ID: 35109196
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?
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
wannabeageek earned 0 total points
ID: 35289364
the only thing i found that worked was installing windows 7 ultimate on another system. then the password and the everything worked.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:xmlmagician
ID: 35292165
clad that you resolved it
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:LeeTutor
ID: 35499650
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
0

Featured Post

Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

While working, an annoying popup showing below will come and we cannot cancel or close it form the screen. The error message will come again and again.
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
This Micro Tutorial will give you basic overview of the control panel section on Windows 7. It will depth in Network and Internet, Hardware and Sound, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

724 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question