Windows 10: How to get around bitlocker recovery key

  1.    10 Jul 2016 #1

    How to get around bitlocker recovery key


    When I boot up my laptop I am asked to enter the bitlocker recovery key. I do not have this, I don't even recall setting it up. How do I solve this issue. I am willing to completely reinstall windows. I can't get in any further than this screen. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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       10 Jul 2016 #2

    Did you visit http://windows.microsoft.com/recoverykeyfaq as it suggests on the screen?
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  3.    10 Jul 2016 #3

    Slartybart said: View Post
    Did you visit http://windows.microsoft.com/recoverykeyfaq as it suggests on the screen?
    I did of course. The recovery key is only at that link if you put it there yourself windows does not automatically save the key there
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       10 Jul 2016 #4

    I though you might have, but I had to ask

    Macrium Rescue disk might help, but I don't know enough about Macrium to advise you, I only started playing with the utility a few days ago, but I saw a reference to Bitlocker - that's all I can tell you about that.
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    A Clean install would be my suggestion, since you're willing to do that.
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    Don't rush into the Clean install - another member might offer you a way to turn off a feature you don't recall turning on.
    That would sort of defeat the purpose of Bitlocker though, in my opinion
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  5.    10 Jul 2016 #5

    Of course you cannot get around it, wouldn't be much of an encryption if you could Your only options are to restore a backup (image) of that drive (if you got one that contains the data before it was encrypted) or to wipe everything and start from scratch.
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