With Win 11 in mind I have reinstalled Win 10 on my Lenovo E490. I set up secure boot, UEFI etc. then during the install deleted all the existing partition and let it loose. I've even signed on with my MSFT account and
set up a PIN (which I immediately forgot and had to reset).
I then tried to shrink the main partition so I could add a "D" drive and I can't, apparently bitlocker is et up (not by me, must have been the
I have tried to turn it off but no success, as a bonus I couldn't log on
to my main machine using remote desktop for some unknown reason, even if I tell it to use user name and password.
None of the alleged ways of removing bitlocker work, and I have no idea
what the password might be because I didn't set it up. Any way to turn it
off or do I go back to MBR and non secure boot?
Why can't you shrink with Bitlocker enabled? >https://marc-wouts.medium.com/how-to-resize-bitlocker-and-luks-encrypted-partitions-b8ee70697edb
(I haven't tried this)
The key might be stored in the TPM, meaning you don't need a password.
If you're reinstalling, you could just partition the drive during >installation
and install to a smaller partition. I think Bitlocker should then keep its >paws off the rest of the drive.
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