As soon as you turn BitLocker on PRINT the recovery key and put in a safe place. Technically we should be able to recover the key in the Microsoft Account.
Microsoft support is unable to provide, or recreate, a lost BitLocker recovery key.
Computer is not registered with Microsoft and I do not have the BitLocker Key – what now?
That was the issue I hit with my client’s computer. We were very fortunate the computer did not have any data on it. When a computer is reformatted all data is lost, but the computer can be used. It is possible to use a USB flash drive with the appropriate Windows .iso.
Any version of the current windows .iso will work
Always register your a windows computer with Microsoft. Like my client, I do not use BitLocker and have not registered my computers with Microsoft. From this point forward I will register my Windows machines with Microsoft.
If you use BitLocker PRINT the BitLocker key off and file it.
All attached drives can be BitLocked
Make sure your remote backup is up to date before installing Windows Updates. From my research several people have had their hard drives locked after an update.
Windows 11 .iso will work on any version of the same operating system.
Hi I have same problem with bitlocker key request after update. After days playing with with different settings i manage to login without that key and without loosing data. My solution for envy x360 : stage 1 In bios : boot options, change secure boot to disable . save and exit bios stage 2 In bios : boot options, change secure boot to enabled , clear all secure boot keys, load hp factory default keys . save and exit .
Start windows and wait bitlocker key request should not show any more.
log in with your credential disable bitlocker or save key on pen drive (not on hdd/sdd ).