1.    03 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2017
    Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro

    How does restore & backup work with bitlocker?


    Let say i want to encrypt my c:\ drive with bitlocker and make a system image from it, i first unlock the drive right...(if not set to automatic) then make the image... but how does a restore work??? if the PC does not boot anymore? and i got the image on a external HD does any restore software work?, my question is this how is the restore process? is it like i find the image with the restore software... type the decryption key > restore the image > turn on bitlocker again or? i really have no clue hope someone can help and explain it to me!
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  2.    03 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2017
    Posts : 124
    Windows 10.0.15063 (Version 1703) Pro 64-bit

    In order to restore the hard disk drive, you can follow the directions here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ack-up-restore Essentially you need a bootable media (DVD or USB). I use a fresh install of Windows 10 to boot into rescue mode or better known Repair Mode. Next, if you fully encrypt your hard disk drive with BitLocker, then create a system image backup, the backup will have the same password key you used in BitLocker. Finally, once the backup is restored, there shouldn't be a problem restoring from backup and you will be prompted to enter the same password key to boot the computer.
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  3.    03 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2017
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrate View Post
    In order to restore the hard disk drive, you can follow the directions here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ack-up-restore Essentially you need a bootable media (DVD or USB). I use a fresh install of Windows 10 to boot into rescue mode or better known Repair Mode. Next, if you fully encrypt your hard disk drive with BitLocker, then create a system image backup, the backup will have the same password key you used in BitLocker. Finally, once the backup is restored, there shouldn't be a problem restoring from backup and you will be prompted to enter the same password key to boot the computer.
    Thank you
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  4.    03 Jul 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2017
    Posts : 124
    Windows 10.0.15063 (Version 1703) Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by OxtailSnail View Post
    Thank you
    You're welcome! I tried to make the explanation as minimally convoluted as possible.
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