Before you start
To complete the procedures in this scenario:
Complete one of the following procedures.
To suspend BitLocker Drive Encryption on an operating system drive
By completing this procedure, you have suspended BitLocker protection on the drive by changing the decryption key to a clear key. To read data from the drive, the clear key is used to access the files. When BitLocker is suspended, TPM validation does not occur and other authentication methods, such as the use of a PIN or USB key to unlock the operating system drive, are not enforced. This allows you to make system changes such as updating the BIOS or replacing a data drive. When you are finished making changes to the computer, click Resume Protection from the BitLocker Drive Encryption Control Panel item to start using BitLocker Drive Encryption again.
To turn off BitLocker Drive Encryption
By completing this procedure, you have decrypted the drive and removed BitLocker protection.