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I have a X1 Lenovo Thinkpad laptop since 2017. I disabled Secure Boot via the BIOS and upon restart it asks for my Bitlocker Recovery Key. I do not have it. I was hoping that enabling Secure Boot would then bypass the recovery key request but it didn't. I do have data on the drive that ideally do not want to lose. Hopefully, I don't have to wipe the drive.

Any suggestions on bypassing the recovery key request is appreciated.
 

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If you were using a Microsoft account, you may have more options. If you were using a local account, you may be sunk.
 
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Hello.
  1. Restart your computer and press the Esc key in the BitLocker logon screen.
  2. In the BitLocker recovery screen, find the Recovery key ID. ...
  3. Contact your administrator and give them the Recovery key ID. ...
  4. In the BitLocker recovery screen, enter the recovery key.
 

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Contact your administrator and give them the Recovery key ID. ...
That ONLY applies if the system has an administrator
IF it is a home computer with a user account with admin rights -
there is no system administrator=

AS INDEED explained on the link I sent on post 4
Also as stated other than this - which suggests possible other methods
Finding your BitLocker recovery key in Windows - Microsoft Support
as below freom the link
Held by your system administrator:
If your device is connected to a domain (usually a work or school device), ask a system administrator for your recovery key.
 

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@lyoncarry,

All of your responses are copied word for word either from Google search results pages or directly from sites where they are posted. This is not allowed unless you also post a link to the source due to copyright issues.

Also, please do not respond to the threads with the same solution that has already been posted by others.

Kindly keep these two things in mind when posting in the future. :)
 

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Hopefully, I don't have to wipe the drive.
That is not going to do much (other than destroy all data) the bitlocker password is stored within the drive's controller and NOT area that would be wiped, formatted, or anything else.
Many performance motherboards will give you a warning when you disable secure boot. This warning is in regard to bitlocker. I have no idea IF lenovo has such an option.
 
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