Prevent Automatic BitLocker Encryption for Devices

Windows 8.1 introduces enabling BitLocker encyption for devices being added to the system. You might want to disable this feature for several reasons. To disable this feature, create following regsitry on the Windows 8.1 PC:

  • Reg Entry: PreventDeviceEncrption
  • Reg Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\BitLocker
  • Reg Type: DWORD
  • Reg Value: 1

 About Nirmal Sharma

Nirmal is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He is specialized in Directory Services, Failover cluster, Hyper-V, System Center, Windows Azure, and Exchange Servers and has been involved in Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he offers technical help by writing tips and articles on several web sites. Nirmal can be reached at [email protected].

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