3 quick ways to change BitLocker PIN in Windows 10
BitLocker is a feature that protects your hard drive from external attacks or offline attacks. This is a full volume encryption feature included with versions of Microsoft Windows (Pro and Enterprise only). It is designed to protect data by providing encryption for entire volumes. In this article, we will show you three quick ways to easily change the BitLocker PIN code in Windows 10.
In Windows 10 and TPM 2.0, the length of the BitLocker PIN code has been increased to 6 characters. In addition, the TPM 2.0 lockout period is greater than the default period when a PIN code is changed.
How to change BitLocker PIN code in Windows 10
There are several ways to change a BitLocker PIN code in Windows 10. You can do this through the following methods:
Let’s take a look at the description of each method.
1]Change BitLocker PIN using PowerShell
To change the BitLocker PIN code using PowerShell, follow these steps:
Press the Windows key + X to access the Power User menu.
Press A on the keyboard to open PowerShell in administrator mode.
Enter the command below in the PowerShell window and press Enter.
manage-bde -changepin C:
Replace the letter C in the command with the letter (otherwise C) which is assigned to your system drive which hosts the Windows installation
Type the new PIN code when prompted and press Enter.
That’s it, your BitLocker PIN code has been successfully changed. Restart the system and check.
3]Change the BitLocker PIN code using the control panel
To change the BitLocker PIN code using Control Panel, do the following:
Press the Windows key + R to call up the Run dialog box.
In the Run dialog box, type control and press Enter to open the Control Panel.
Now set the panel view to Large icons.
Click on Bitlocker reader encryption.
Now click on Change the PIN code.
If you know Old PIN code, enter it, then enter the New pin and click Change PIN code button. If you do not know the old PIN code, click on the Reset a forgotten PIN code. Enter the new PIN code and confirm it. Click on Set PIN code and restart the system once and check.