My previous article discussed How to save your BitLocker key to a Microsoft Account. The process is very simple. But the tricky bit is to find out where to access the recovery key once you need it and Microsoft did a poor job in leting you know where it is. In order to recover the Bitlocker key stored in your Microsoft Account you have to visit this link – http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=237614 Bellow is an example of the page where the recovery keys for BitLocker are displayed when stored on your Microsoft Account. To access the key you must be logged in to your Microsoft Account. You can do it from any PC. Happy recovery!
Monthly Archives: February 2013
One of the new features on Windows 8 is the ability to save your BitLocker recovery key to your Microsoft Account (previously known as Live ID or Live Account). This option is only available if your machine is not joined to a domain. Start by going to the Computer folder and right-click on the disk you want to encrypt. Click on Turn BitLocker on. The process will check if your computer meets the requirements: – Have a TPM Chip version 1.2 or later – The disk is partitioned correctly -> Windows Partition + 300Mb of System partition, if not it will correct it for you and move Windows recovery to the main OS partition – TPM is enabled – if it is not it will require a reboot, where you will have to confirm the TPM ownership by pressing F1 on HP machines or F10 on Dell machines. After…
Just acquired a Microsoft Surface Pro and I was wondering how to take a screenshot when the keyboard is not connected. After a few seconds using my favorite search engine I came across the key combo to do it and was amazed. To take a screenshot on a Surface device PRO or RT, press the Windows button and volume down, yes that is right! Windows+Volume Down. It must be the Volume Down on the device not the one on the keyboard. The screenshots will be stored on the Screenshots folder inside the Pictures folder. Enjoy!
The internet is an interesting place. You can learn a lot of new stuff, and most importantly waste a lot of time. Here is something I came across on Reddit the other day. A geek named Ryan Werber was bored and did something really interesting. Check his work by running this command: tracert -h 60 188.8.131.52 May the force be with you!