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Windows Bitlocker Red Screen

Windows Bitlocker Red Screen

I recently joined my laptop (does not have a TPM) to a Samba 4 domain (more about that later). As part of this process I also enabled Bitlocker and was able to successfully encrypt the drive. However, upon boot the screen would show a red/orange screen with vertical white lines when you would expect to see the Bitlocker prompt. Several articles are around and talk about this being caused by a Windows update from 2016. One fix is to reinstall…

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Removing BitLocker on Windows 7

Removing BitLocker on Windows 7

When attempting to remove BitLocker drive encryption from your Windows 7 machine you would naturally right click on the drive in question and say “Manage BitLocker”. This brings up a couple options but none of them will allow you to remove BitLocker and decrypt the drive. What you need to do is go Control Panel > System and Security > BitLocker Drive Encryption and select the option to remove BitLocker.