Changing bitlocker password

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Is it easy to guess your BitLocker password or is it already compromised? Here is how to change your BitLocker password in just a few steps.

In Windows 10 and 11, BitLocker is enabled by default for all drives, which are encrypted using the user account password. This feature is called drive encryption in Windows 11. If desired, you can manually encrypt any drive with BitLocker using a strong password. For example, I encrypt a cool USB drive with BitLocker so that no one but me can access the data on it.

Even the strongest and longest passwords are useless if they can be leaked or easily guessed. If this is the case, you need to change your BitLocker password or else your data will be compromised in some way. Otherwise, it is only a matter of time before your data is compromised in some way.You do not need to turn BitLocker off and back on again to change your

BitLocker password. You can use the option to change the BitLocker password. It only takes a few clicks to change your BitLocker password and protect your data.

Now we will show you how to change the BitLocker password in Windows if you need to.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To change the password on your BitLocker device, you must unlock it. Therefore, please be sure to have your BitLocker password ready. If you do not know the password, prepare the BitLocker recovery key.

The following procedure works the same in Windows 10 and 11.

Change the BitLocker password

You can modify or change the BitLocker password in the BitLocker Settings page in the Control Panel. This is fairly easy.

Note: Unlock the BitLocker device before proceeding.

  1. Press the ” Start ” key on your keyboard.
  2. Select ” Control Panel ” and open it.”
  3. Set “Display Method” to ” Large Icons “.
  4. Click ” BitLocker Drive Encryption ” to expand the drive.
  5. Click on the link ” Change password “.
  6. Enter your old password in the ” Old Password (old password)” field.
  7. Enter the new password twice in the next two fields.
  8. Press the ” Change Password ” button.
  9. The message ” Gateway successfully changed ” appears.
  10. (Optional) Create a backup copy of the BitLocker recovery key.
  11. Now the BitLocker password has been changed.

Detailed instructions:

First, open the BitLocker Settings page. From the Start menu, find and open “Control Panel”. After opening the Control Panel, set the “Display Method” at the top of the “Large Icons” section.

Next, locate and click on “BitLocker Drive Encryption”. This will open the BitLocker settings page.

Next, expand the drive for which you want to change the BitLocker password.

When prompted, enter the old password in the “Old Password” field. Next, enter the new password in both the “New Password” field and the “Retype New Password” field. Press the “Change Password” button.Pressing the

button will immediately change your BitLocker password. You will also see the message “Password successfully changed.

You can then safely close the Control Panel window.

You have successfully changed the BitLocker password for the Windows operating system. It is very easy to change the BitLocker password for Windows.

We hope this simple and easy guide to Windows has been helpful.

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Related: https://windowsloop.com/recover-bitlocker-drive/

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