Solved

Bitlocker and data recovery

Posted on 2014-02-28
2
464 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-03
If i had a Windows XP machine that rebuild to Win 7 and then bitlocker was deployed to encrypt the local hard disk, what would the options be if we were to then try and do a recovery on the hard drive for information that was on XP?

1) is this not possible at all
2) it is possible with X,Y,Z etc?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:net-workx
[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
2 Comments
 
LVL 62

Accepted Solution

by:
☠ MASQ ☠ earned 250 total points
ID: 39894518
Just checking... - You had unencrypted data files in XP on the drive -> reformatted drive -> installed Windows 7  -> added bitlocker ??

If so 2). where X, Y, Z includes use of a forensic recovery from a specialist service and throwing $$$ at it - not cheap and you may not be able to recover everything - otherwise 1).

If you had encryption on XP and didn't export the recovery key before overwriting with Win 7 then 1).
0
 
LVL 54

Assisted Solution

by:McKnife
McKnife earned 250 total points
ID: 39898851
Bitlocker of windows 7 changes ALL bytes on the drive. How should you be able to recover? I don't think there is any chance. Even labs will have a hard time.
0

Featured Post

Threat Trends for MSPs to Watch

See the findings.
Despite its humble beginnings, phishing has come a long way since those first crudely constructed emails. Today, phishing sites can appear and disappear in the length of a coffee break, and it takes more than a little know-how to keep your clients secure.

Question has a verified solution.

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

On some Windows 7 (SP1) computers, Windows Update becomes super slow even the computer is reasonably fast.  There's one solution that seemed to have worked well for me (after trying a few other suggested solutions).
Businesses who process credit card payments have to adhere to PCI Compliance standards. Here’s why that’s important.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you the basics of configuring your computer to improve its speed. It will also teach you how to disable programs that are running in the background simultaneously. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum editing capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.

752 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