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How to Disable BitLocker on Windows 10


BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature that integrates with the operating system. It interacts with the operating system and solves the risks of data theft or exposure caused by lost, stolen, or improperly retired devices. In this article, I will show you how to Disable BitLocker on Windows 10. Here are some related guides: How to deploy MBAM for Bitlocker Administration. How to Query MBAM to display the BitLocker Recovery report, how to hide the Default BitLocker Drive Encryption item in the Windows Control Panel, and how to check if Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) is installed on Windows.

Disable BitLocker

To disable BitLocker, locate the Drive and select Manage BitLocker. Here are some similar articles: How to Enable or Disable BitLocker Drive Encryption on Windows, how to Force BitLocker Recovery mode: How to unlock BitLocker Protected Drive via MBAM

Steps to diable BitLocker

Please select Turn Off BitLocker. Here is an article on UEFI, TPM, and BitLocker FAQs: Disable Sleep Mode.

When this is done, your data are no longer protected against theft when the device is stolen.

When prompted to Turn off BitLocker, click on Turn Off BitLocker.

Turn off BitLocker

Henceforth, the drive will start decryption. Please see Backup existing and new BitLocker Recovery Keys to Active Directory, and How to correctly disable MBAM-encrypted devices.


You can check the status of the Drive Decryption with the manage-bde -status command. Here is a related article: Query Windows BitLocker status remotely

BitLocker Status

We have successfully decrypted the drive.

Fully decrypted

I hope you found this blog post helpful on how to Disable BitLocker on Windows 10. Please let me know in the comment section if you have any questions.

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