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How to Turn Off BitLocker on Windows 8

BitLocker is a helpful computer tool which can be used to encrypt hard drives and prevent others from accessing, falsifying or stealing hard disk data. Consequently, many people enable it to protect the data in their hard drives. In the meantime, some people will choose to turn it off when they have other ways to protect their hard drives. If you are interested in the method to turn off BitLocker, this article will describe how to turn off BitLocker on Windows 8 for your review.

Video guide on how to turn off BitLocker on Windows 8:

Steps to turn off BitLocker on Windows 8:

Step 1: Enter Desktop from the Start menu.

In the Start menu of Windows 8, Desktop icon is on the bottom left. Enter it with a simple click.

Step 2: Open the Control Panel.

Step 3: Choose System and Security.

Step 4: Tap BitLocker Drive Encryption.

In addition, you can also select Manage BitLocker under it.

Step 5: Choose Unlock drive.

Tap it to unlock the encrypted hard disk first.

Step 6: Enter the password to the drive and click Unlock.

Step 7: Select Turn off BitLocker beside the unlocked hard drive.

This option and other choices automatically appear after the hard drive is unlocked.

Step 8: Tap Turn off BitLocker on the next interface to decrypt the drive.

After clicking it, you can patiently wait for the drive decryption to be completed. Or you can keep using your computer.

Step 9: Click Close when the decryption is finished.

Then, you can see from the following picture that the BitLocker is turned off with success.

As a result, if you would like to turn off Bitlocker on Windows 8, you can follow the steps without any hesitation. Besides, you can refer to them when you want to turn off Bitlocker on other Windows systems.

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