How To Enable BitLocker On Windows 11 To Go

Pie 241 Reputation points

I am trying to follow this set of commands about enabling BitLocker on Windows 11.

When attempting to run the bcdedit commands I am met with the following message:

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Does anyone have any suggestions?


You will need to locate the System Volume number on the PC and point the system to it.

Open Command Prompt as Administrator

Type diskpart
Type Select Disk 0
type list volume

A list will appear, note what volume is the System (FAT32) Partition

In my example it was Volume 2 that was labeled System

Exit diskpart

Run Command Prompt as Administrator

Type the following (Note the volume number changes depending on the outcome of the diskpart command)

bcdedit -set {bootmgr} device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
bcdedit -set {memdiag} device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2

Close command prompt and run Bitlocker setup again.  I did not need to reboot.

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  1. Limitless Technology 43,916 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    Type cmd to run in the command prompt instead of PowerShell and then re-enter bcdedit command.

    You can also use bcdedit /? and get a listing of the commands. Since you are not using an {ID} for the commands you are addressing them to the {current} OS Loader.The values being mentioned may not already be in the BCD store but you can check that from the bcdedit listing.

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    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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  2. Pie 241 Reputation points

    Any help here?

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