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Windows 7: How to install windows 7 on bitlocked laptop

02 Sep 2017   #1

windows 7 64bit
How to install windows 7 on bitlocked laptop

Hey guys my friend gave me laptop and it got bitlocked. I am trying to install windows 7 from usb but i can't access bios or anything. Keeps on asking me to enter the password which i don't know. Tried DBAN software on usb but it did not work also because of bitlocker.

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03 Sep 2017   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

Please, give us ALL specs of the laptop.
Bitlocker is an encryption of the hard disk.
If you can't access BIOS it also has a BIOS password.
This is done to protect data if the computer goes to wrong hands.
Ask the original owner the password.
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03 Sep 2017   #3

windows 7 64bit

My laptop is Toshiba Protege Z930. Well i managed to fix the problem. I was pressing the wrong keys to enter the bios (del,f1,etc.) I read the user manual online and found that you gotta press f12 to enter boot options and bios. I have formatted the drive and now installed win 7. Thanks
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03 Sep 2017   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

It usually shows you which key to push when you turn on the PC :)

Good to hear you fixed it.
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03 Sep 2017   #5

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Yep my legacy bios machines 64 bit is F12 and 32bit is F10 just to make thing interesting :)
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