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Windows 7: Recovery image from bitlocked partition question

08 Apr 2015   #1
GeorgeilotS

Windows 7 x64 Pro, Windows 8.1 x64 Pro, Windows 10 TP 10041
 
 
Recovery image from bitlocked partition question

Hello,
I have windows 7 pro, and I would like to bitlock my D:/ drive, however I have a windows backup image of my C:/ drive on that bitlocked D:/ drive, and if I have to do a system restore from image, would i run into problems during this if I use the windows 7 recovery tools disc, or would it ask me to enter the bitlock password for D:/ and then I can choose the image?
Thank you


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08 Apr 2015   #2
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

First of all,BitLocker is in Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise only.

As far as I know,you will enter the password and choose the recovery image.

You can also go to Recovery Options by typing F8 during booting and select Repair Your Computer. It's the same thing as in your DVD.
If you don't see it,after logging on,go to Start,All Programs,Accessories,right-click Command Prompt and select "Run as administrator". When prompted by UAC,click Yes.Type:
reagentc /enable

I hope you find my advice helpful.
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08 Apr 2015   #3
GeorgeilotS

Windows 7 x64 Pro, Windows 8.1 x64 Pro, Windows 10 TP 10041
 
 

Oh shoot, I thought it came with Pro version. Oh well. I'm sorry to have wasted your time. I do however, appreciate your time and effort into answering my question, thank you for the information you have provided.
There is no way I can install Bitlocker afterwards eh? I just prefer to sticking with Microsoft products, rather then going for something like Veracrypt, to encrypt my partition.
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08 Apr 2015   #4
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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There is no way I can install Bitlocker afterwards eh? I just prefer to sticking with Microsoft products, rather then going for something like Veracrypt, to encrypt my partition.
In that case, you have two options -

1. Upgrade to "Ultimate" which of course will cost money.

2. Wait until the release of "Win 10". It's due to be released on this summer and all "Windows 7/8" users are eligible for a free upgrade. For a "Windows 7 Pro" license, you will get a free upgrade to "Win 10 Pro" which will have Bitlocker functionality.
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08 Apr 2015   #5
GeorgeilotS

Windows 7 x64 Pro, Windows 8.1 x64 Pro, Windows 10 TP 10041
 
 

Thank you very much for that #2 option Anshad, I'm really glad Windows 10 Pro will have BitLocker with it I can wait until summer.
Question about number #1, would I just be able to purchase an Ultimate key I can just enter somewhere? Or do I have do download/buy from Microsoft a whole different copy of Windows and then enter the product key for Ultimate?
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08 Apr 2015   #6
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

If you have Windows 7 Professional,you don't have BitLocker.
How to check your Windows 7 version:
Press Win+R to open Run and type:
winver
You will see something like this:

Recovery image from bitlocked partition question-winver.png

Let me know about your version.


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08 Apr 2015   #7
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Question about number #1, would I just be able to purchase an Ultimate key I can just enter somewhere? Or do I have do download/buy from Microsoft a whole different copy of Windows and then enter the product key for Ultimate?
Since you are a Canadian, you can try "Windows Anytime Upgrade" which will be the best option ( only available in limited countries ).

Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
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08 Apr 2015   #8
GeorgeilotS

Windows 7 x64 Pro, Windows 8.1 x64 Pro, Windows 10 TP 10041
 
 

Thank you both very much!
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08 Apr 2015   #9
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

You're welcome
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