1.    11 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 114

    BitLocker Save to USB Flash missing?


    I followed the step by step guide on what Brink wrote up below.
    BitLocker - Turn On or Off for Operating System Drive in Windows 10[1]=Security System Tools

    However, when turning ON BitLocker to encrypt the OS drive only, and ask me to where to save the recovery key, I get only the Save to File and not the Save to USB Flash. Has MS taken out the Save to USB selection since WIn 10 version 1511?

    I followed all the steps and left BitLocker to its default setting (except for encryption method).

    I was able to save the recovery key to a file which was my USB flash drive.
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  2.    11 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 2,552
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    No, Bitlocker works fine on 1511 and whether you save your key to USB, use a password or whatever is defined in group policy.

    Please let us know what gpedit.msc settings you have made. The various settings are described in the tutorial.
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  3.    11 Mar 2016 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 114

    The only settings I made in Gpedit are the Encryption Cypher Strenght/Method with XTS-AES 256.
    The rest is default with nothing configured.
    Please note, that I am only doing this for the OS drive, nothing else.
    The strange thing, that I don't get the option to Save to USB. Instead, I see Save to File.

    I did not allow to set a Startup Key if that matters. Everything is set to Not Configured in Gpedit.
    Except for the Encryption Method.

    That's it.
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