Delete Bitlocker Partition?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by willbost, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. willbost

    willbost Guest

    I tried to install Bitlocker on my laptop but it gave me an error message
    about not having TPM. I have seen the solution to use without TPM, but I do
    not want to be tied to a usb key. I also saw another post here that said to
    use Disk Managment to delete the partition that Bitlocker created. However,
    the option to format or delete this partition are grayed out and are not
    available. Anyone have any other suggestions or solutions?
     
    willbost, Feb 12, 2007
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    Paul Adare Guest

    @microsoft.com>, in the
    microsoft.public.windows.vista.security news group, =?Utf-
    Then you can't use Bitlocker.
    Bitlocker doesn't create any partitions. Are you referring
    to the Windows Ultimate Extra tool that repartitions your
    drive to allow you to use it with Bitlocker?

    What is your goal here? To use Bitlocker or to not use
    Bitlocker?

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    Paul Adare, Feb 13, 2007
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  3. willbost

    willbost Guest

    I do not want to use Bitlocker and want to delete or regain the partition
    that the tool created.
     
    willbost, Feb 13, 2007
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    Jesper Guest

    That partition is probably greyed out because it is your active boot
    partition. You need to change the boot partition back to the main partition
    to get rid of it.

    I am not sure whether the BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool will do it in
    reverse but you can try that (it is an Ultimate Extra). Otherwise, follow
    these directions in reverse
    http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jes...-to-BitLocker-an-existing-computer_3F00_.aspx
     
    Jesper, Feb 13, 2007
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  5. Hello,
    No the tool will not go in reverse.
    You would have to change the active partition back.
    You would have to move the boot code back
    you would have to move back file and folders and modify the BCD file.
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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    |>That partition is probably greyed out because it is your active boot
    |>partition. You need to change the boot partition back to the main
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    |>I am not sure whether the BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool will do it in
    |>reverse but you can try that (it is an Ultimate Extra). Otherwise, follow
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    |>"willbost" wrote:
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    |>> "Paul Adare" wrote:
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    |>> > What is your goal here? To use Bitlocker or to not use
    |>> > Bitlocker?
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    |>> I do not want to use Bitlocker and want to delete or regain the
    partition
    |>> that the tool created.
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    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Feb 14, 2007
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    hitman Guest

    How do you go about doing that?
     
    hitman, Apr 5, 2007
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