Tips: If your tablet doesn't have a physical keyboard, you can hold down the Shift key using the. Now that Bitlocker is on, you might be wondering where the recovery key is kept. Here n stands for the volume you want to delete. Step 1: Enter the email which you initially used when the Surface was setup. We get to the sign-in screen and it won't accept his current Microsoft account password. Login, password and restorekey are unknown and all I want to do is wipe the whole drive. It does this again and again until you tell it to stop.
When your Surface goes into recovery mode, it could be due to a number of issues. You will be left with a hard drive with no partitions and no operating system. Select the Surface device and type your Surface's serial number. This means that when you perform the standard Windows Reset operation, Windows 8. You'll see the output screen. The first time you log into Surface Pro with Microsoft account, the BitLocker recovery key is automatically uploaded to iCould.
Windows offers to create this for you. Step 9: Tap Yes, repartition the drives, and on the next page, tap Next. After all it is meaningless after we have formatted the drive. After you enable Bitlocker on a removable drive, you will need to enter the password to access it when it is plugged into your machine. The laptop came out with a screen of 12.
The top option will refer to the Trusted Platform Module. I just wanted to reuse the drive. Step 7: If prompted for a recovery key, select Skip this drive at the bottom of the screen. We've tried the onscreen and attachable keyboard. I know this has to do with my image in some way. Step 7: Select Keep my files or Remove everything. I then tried the Microsoft route.
Sometimes, though, slightly more drastic measures are required. Uninstalling the tpm driver via device manager. Tell it to restart from there. From the Windows login screen, click the Power icon in the lower right, hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and click the Restart option. You can either write the key down or print it out to a piece of paper. He doesn't remember setting a pin although he must have done as he was using Windows Hello. Which is a serious annoyance.
When I try to boot from a windows installation cd I have no access to the drive since it asks for the restore key I don't have. To do: Tap Ease of Access and then select On-Screen Keyboard to open it. The procedure is pretty much the same as above with the exception that you will be asked how you want to unlock your device as one of the first steps. Our client in this tablet data recovery case had a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet stuck in an endless boot cycle. It must have been at least 100 notebooks from a office centre that went belly-up, no problems what-so-ever.
If you forgot the password, try retrieving it before performing a reset. The 48-digit password is the BitLocker recovery key that was used to encrypt your hard drive. Is there anyway to prevent it? Step 1: Turn on your Surface tablet. I'll try to remember to add the link later. Step 7: Choose either Just remove my files or Fully clean the drive. Windows offers to create this for you.
Follow the prompts to reset the Surface Pro. In Windows login screen, select the Power icon in the lower right, hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and click the Restart option. Have you tried suspending bitlocker from the recovery console or does it ask for the owner pass? It will erase all the data stored on your internal storage and also erase the applications with their data from your device. It is possible to do this with Bitlocker. Method 1: Factory reset surface within Windows Windows 8 Step 1: Swipe in from the right edge of the screen to displays the Charms menu, tap Settings. Solution 2: Recover Surface Pro BitLocker Recovery Key from Microsoft Account is enabled by default in the Surface Pro 3, Bitlocker recovery key has been automatically saved to OneDrive, so using a working computer connected to the Internet and logging into your Microsoft account can find Bitlocker recovery key. Step 2: Hold down the Shift key.
Answers is down so I can't give the thread right now. When you have a Bitlocker encrypted drive, you just need to securely delete its encryption keys. You can choose to factory reset Surface Pro with or without keeping all your files and apps. I did compare the surface firmware and both working and not working surfaces had the same version. My question about BitLocker is: can the key be stored somewhere to make it more convenient to use? Doing so can help block a nefarious person from accessing certain files in an attempt to discover your password, personal files, or anything else you have stored.
From prior experience with Surface Pro tablets, Cody was prepared to deal with one of two possible tablet data recovery situations. Step 6: M3 Data Recovery is scanning lost data from Bitlocker encrypted drive. I used from with Windows Store to run a series of 20 10 with Bitlocker on and 10 with Bitlocker off benchmark tests. Oh, they must have just changed it then. Either way, it won't work in this case, but I'm happy to see if it does.