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Best 3 Ways to Disable BitLocker Encryption for Windows 10

BitLocker is a build-in encryption feature in Windows, it can help to better protect the data stored in Windows computer. However, forgetting password can be a frequent thing for users who keep different passwords for different places. Then turn off this feature can be a good choice, and in this article we will introduce you several ways to remove BitLocker encryption in Windows 10.

Method 1: Disable BitLocker from Windows Control Panel

Control Panel is a very useful tool for Windows computers, if you still remember your password, you can follow the steps to disable BitLocker:

Step 1: Open Search bar and type in “Manage BitLocker”, choose “Manage BitLocker” from the menu.

disable bitlocker control panel

Step 2: In the BitLocker window, you will be able to view all the partition of your computer, then you can choose to suspend it or disable this feature.

disable bitlocker windows

Method 2: Use Command Prompt to Turn Off BitLocker for Windows 10

If you know your computer a lot, then you can also try to turn off BitLocker by using Command Prompt, you should:

Step 1: Open Command Prompt by press Windows Key and X, and then select “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the list.

disable bitlocker windows cmd

Step 2: In the Administrator Commend Prompt, you are required to enter “manage-bde -off X:” and click Enter to run the order.

enter order to cmd

When the process starts, try to not interrupt it and BitLocker will be turned off after the process finished.

Method 3: Disable BitLocker Service to Turn Off BitLocker

It is rather simple to disable BitLocker service and this operation can also help to turn off BitLocker.

Step 1: You should first press Windows Key and R, then type in “services.msc”, press Enter or click “OK” to go on.

disable bitlocker service

Step 2: From the Service window, you then need to find “BitLocker Drive Encryption Service”.

disable bitlocker windows services

Step 3: Set the Startup type as Disabled in General menu, and remember to click “Apply” and “OK” to save the changes.

startup type disabled

That’s all about how to disable BitLocker on Windows 10 computer, in fact, for Windows 7/8/8.1, these three methods are also workable.

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