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Reformatting a Bitlocker drive NO PASSWORD.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Random25304, Mar 13, 2017.

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  1. Random25304

    Random25304 Thread Starter

    Mar 13, 2017
    I recently bought an HP laptop at an estate sale. The previous owner is deceased. There is a windows password and the previous owners son also said it had Bitlocker installed. I am not interested in saving any of the data that is on there but rather I simply want to wipe or format the hard drive and install another operating system from a bootable installation CD.
    I am NOT the most computer techy kind of guy in the first place, so basically I need the quickest and easiest method, if there is one.
    Thank you in advance!!
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    What's the model name and complete model number of that HP laptop?
    What's the exact serial number and product number on it?
    What's the exact Windows version of its Certificate-Of-Authenticity sticker?

    We have no way to prove you bought that laptop or what your real intent is for wanting to access it, so we can't help you with the password issue.
    Once it's correctly identified though, we can proceed in a different direction.

  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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