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Windows 7: Bitlocker and BIOS Firmware Upgrade - Locked out!

17 Aug 2014   #1
iNcorruptible

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Bitlocker and BIOS Firmware Upgrade - Locked out!

Hello!

In my upgrading frenzy, I went ahead and updated my new work-provided laptop's BIOS (Dell E7240). Lo and behold Bitlocker is now asking for a recovery key.
As the IT Administrator won't be available till next week and I am in urgent need to access it.

My question is simple; does downgrading the BIOS back reverse the lock?

Thanks!


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17 Aug 2014   #2
tommyg562000

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Nope. You will need to wait for IT admin at this point.
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17 Aug 2014   #3
iNcorruptible

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thought so. Thanks.
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20 Aug 2014   #4
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

If you need data in a hurry, there is a way if you have linux system and bitlocker backup key saved to flash. This way you can at least get you data off. I am not sure if the program technically legal though even though it is open source. I am not a real strong Linux user, so I wouldn't be able to help you get the data off. Sorry. I did find the program searching google.
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