Windows 10: BitLocker set to AutoUnlock on Windows 10 Home, how to remove?

  1.    17 Feb 2018 #1

    BitLocker set to AutoUnlock on Windows 10 Home, how to remove?


    I got this rather strange problem with BitLocker. I have a WD Elements 2TB external HDD that is BitLocker Encrypted on Windows 10 Pro on my Desktop PC. Now, probably because for convenience I previously set it to auto-unlock as to not have to always input my password whenever I plugged it in my Laptop which has Windows 10 Home. Now I want to remove that auto-unlock feature due to security reasons in the event that both my laptop and external HDD were to be somewhat be lost or stolen together (hopefully not). It would be easy if BitLocker was only available on Home version of Windows 10.

    How do I go about doing that? I hate to have BitLocker Turn off, then re-enable again, as this will take a minimum of 12-hours to complete base on my experience with just the half of my 2Tb HDD full. An easier way would be nice.

    Thank you.
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       17 Feb 2018 #2
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  3.    17 Feb 2018 #3

    I've read the links you provided. Unfortunately this is where my problem lies. Windows 10 Home doesn't have BitLocker. All encryption/decryption has to be done on my Desktop PC. Is there any other solution?
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  4.    17 Feb 2018 #4

    I already tried those methods, unfortunately none of them worked as my laptop is a Windows 10 Home version.
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