BitLocker recovery keys: Frequently asked questions

If you're locked out of your PC, you'll need a BitLocker recovery key to sign back in.

Why am I locked out?
How can I get my BitLocker recovery key?
What if I have problems with my Microsoft account?
I don’t have a key. What else can I do?


Article ID: 17133 - Last Review: 31 Aug 2016 - Revision: 9