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How To Decrypt Bitlocker Using Command Prompt

Hello everyone. Today i want to be given a tutorial on how to resolve the issue of bitlocker which may pervert the formatting of a windows os. When windows is unable to boot to start as a result of corrupted files or system malfunction, or what ever.

First what is bitlocker?

Bitlocker is a security feature which comes with the windows 10 pro. The primary functionality is to encrypt your hard disk. In order for anyone not to get access to the data in the hard disk. example, if you pc or laptop is stolen or someone is trying to copy the data in your hard disk. The bitlocker security protect the hard disk or pc for any of the listed above.

How to resolve or turn off bitlocker

Normal on a working computer, it can be turned off with easily in the control pane. But if the hard disk is remove for the pc or laptop. It is going to require a decryption key. This key is usually backup in your OneDrive storage. Link will be below to the backup location.

Note: The decryption time will depend on the amount of data in the hard disk and also the capacity of the hard disk. This process might take a day in order to finish the decryption process.

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This might be an issue when try for format or reinstall windows in a pc or laptop the is bitlocker encrypted. This will prevent the hard disk for be formatted or modify during the process of try to install Windows.
So first step is try to access the command prompt, this can be done by shutting down the pc when it is turn on immediately. This have to be done three times. which will boot up the advance option. Select the command prompt as an administrator in order to be able to decrypt the hard disk.
To start the process, you need to turn on and turn off the pc/laptop as soon as it is on immediately. Repeat this process three times.
And the forth time, let the pc/ laptop to boot up. This should boot the system into the diagnoses screen. which will pop up the recovery  options.  Click more option and then select the advance options.
Click the command prompt. select the admin account associated with the pc/laptop, which is going the require you to enter the Microsoft account password. In order to have full command access.
After that and the administrator command prompt open up.

Note: It doesn’t matter if the pc/laptop is able to boot into windows or not. it is going to grant you admin privilege if you password is correct, because you account data is stored in the pc/laptop.




Now you are going to be typing the following commands.

C: \windows\system>manage-bde -unlock H: -RecoveryPassword (your recovery key 🗝 that was backup in OneDrive)
Note: that volume represent the disk and H is the letter of the specific disk. So click what letter represent your disk which windows is installed. normally, it is the C: disk.
This is an example of how it is going to look like.
C: \windows\system>manage-bde -unlock H: -RecoveryPassword 111111-222222-333333-444444-555555-666666-777777-888888
And press the enter key.
Now you will see a massage like this:
The password successfully unlocked the volume H:
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type this command

C: \windows\system>manage-bde -off H:
You will see a message like this.
Decryption is now in progress.

Note:  The time to complete the decryption depend on the data in your disk. So it might take a day or less.  To see the status of the progress. Retype the last command   C: \windows\system>manage-bde -off H:    Now you see the progress in percentage. It will display progress in a descending order. That is from 100 down to 0.

Decrypt take place automatically  in the background of your pc/laptop.
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