Enable BitLocker to Prompt for Password (not PIN) on Startup

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 10:10 pm

How to enable BitLocker to ask for a password when the PC is booted/startup?

1) Open cmd.exe as Administrator

2) Remove TPM-only protector

manage-bde.exe -protectors -delete c: -type TPM

3) Add Password protector:

manage-bde.exe -protectors -add c: -Password

* You will be asked to enter the password *

4) Make sure Password is present:

manage-bde.exe -status

5) Reboot the PC

* You will be asked to enter the password *

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