How to change BitLocker password in Windows 10?
How to change BitLocker password in Windows 10 Home?
Windows 10 Home edition doesn't have BitLocker drive encryption feature, so you have to use command line to change BitLocker password in Windows 10 home.
Tutorial to change BitLocker password in Windows 10 Home:
Although manage-bde -changepassword command can change the BitLocker password, but it is not available in Windows 10 Home and reports error: "This version of Windows does not support this feature of BitLocker Drive Encryption. To use this feature, upgrade the operating system.", so to change BitLocker password in Windows 10 Home, follow below steps:
Step 1: Unlock the BitLocker encrypted drive with the password or recovery key.
Step 2: Open the search bar by clicking on the magnifying glass beside the Start menu, type "cmd" in the search bar, and right-click on cmd.exe in the list of results. Click on "Run as administrator" from the menu that appears when you right-click.
Step 3: Enter the following command at the command line prompt: manage-bde -off X: (replace "X" with whatever drive letter is assigned to the drive encrypted with BitLocker) and press Enter.
Step 4: After BitLocker drive encryption is off, launch M3 BitLocker Loader for Windows.
Step 5: Choose the drive that you want to encrypt with BitLocker from the list of drives M3 BitLocker Loader for Windows identifies on your PC.
Step 6: Click Encrypt beside the drive you're working with.
Step 7: Enter the password you want to use to encrypt your drive and click Next.
Step 8: Save the recovery key as a backup in case you ever forget your password and click Next.
Step 9: Activate BitLocker encryption on the drive you selected in Windows 10 Home.
How to change BitLocker password in Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise?
There are two methods to change BitLocker password in Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise edition:
Option 1: Change BitLocker password with control panel
Step 1: Open the Control Panel and click/tap on the BitLocker Drive Encryption icon.
Step 2: Under the BitLocker encrypted drive you want to change the password for, click on the "Change password" option.
Step 3: Type in the Old password, type in a New password, type the new password again to Confirm new password, and click/tap on Change password.
Step 4: If the password has been successfully changed, tap on Close.
Option 2: Change BitLocker password with command line
Step 1: Open command prompt with Adminstrator.
Step 2: Type the command manage-bde -changepassword X: (Replace X with the drive letter of your BitLocker encrypted drive), and press Enter.
Step 3: Type the new password when prompted, and press Enter.
Step 4: Confirm the new password by typing it again when prompted, and press Enter.
Step 5: If your password has been successfully updated, you can now close the elevated command prompt.