• Windows 10

    From Jeff Gaines@21:1/5 to All on Tue Sep 7 10:19:51 2021
    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
    install program).

    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?

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    Jeff Gaines Wiltshire UK
    Every day is a good day for chicken, unless you're a chicken.

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  • From Theo@21:1/5 to Jeff Gaines on Tue Sep 7 12:34:24 2021
    Jeff Gaines <jgaines_newsid@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

    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
    install program).

    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)

    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?

    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.

    FWIW I installed Win11 in a 200GB VM without TPM, and then transferred the image across to a 1TB drive on a machine with TPM. Obviously at this point
    it can't be storing keys in the TPM, and it doesn't know about the extra
    800GB. I wouldn't recommend this as a general approach, but is one way to prevent Windows getting hold of the extra space.

    Theo

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  • From Jeff Gaines@21:1/5 to Theo on Tue Sep 7 12:22:52 2021
    On 07/09/2021 in message <Oeh*qoDty@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk> Theo wrote:

    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)

    I was trying to use Mini Tool Partition Wizard, I did find the Windows
    tool but it uses expressions that are meaningless to me (as do a lot of
    people nowadays!).

    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.

    I did but used diskpart and went back to MBR so can now use Mini Tool
    Partition Wizard. I am at the stage where Win 10 is so alien that I might
    as well persevere with my MacBook Pro as a laptop, I use the Mac Mini for GarageBand and MainStage and am very pleased with it.

    Thanks!

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    Jeff Gaines Wiltshire UK
    If you ever find something you like buy a lifetime supply because they
    will stop making it

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