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Bypass Bitlocker for usb bootability?

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#1 wishmakingfairy


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Posted 04 July 2016 - 08:07 PM

Before I start this is an Asus Z205T with Windows 8.1 and bitlocker enabled mindlessly by the user with no a clue what it is or was and has no available key.



I noticed that there is no way to boot a usb to simply wipe the drive and re-install. Are there any workarounds to this? The person said they have nothing important and just want a fresh install.


**Update** Im just going to go to bed, I kind of idiotically overlooked the Reset pc fuction in the uefi area :P. But.... I guess the question is. Will this drive still have bitlocker enabled after the reset?

Edited by wishmakingfairy, 04 July 2016 - 08:11 PM.

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#2 FreeBooter


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Posted 04 July 2016 - 09:07 PM

Bitlocker encrypts HDD partitions it does not and cannot stop anyone from deleting the partitions that are encrypted and when encrypted partitions deleted then HDD no longer protected by Bitlocker encryption. Factory reset of the PC will delete all partitions.

Edited by FreeBooter, 04 July 2016 - 09:08 PM.

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