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BitLocker To Go Reader

  • Published:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Category: Tool
  • Language: English

The BitLocker To Go Reader is an application that provides users read-only access to BitLocker-protected FAT-formatted drives on computers running Windows XP or Windows Vista.

  • BitLocker protection on removable drives is known as BitLocker To Go. When a BitLocker-protected removable drive is unlocked on a computer running Windows 7, the drive is automatically recognized and the user is either prompted for credentials to unlock the drive or the drive is unlocked automatically if configured to do so. Computers running Windows XP or Windows Vista do not automatically recognize that the removable drive is BitLocker-protected. With the BitLocker To Go Reader users can unlock the BitLocker-protected drives by using a password or a recovery password (also known as a recovery key) and gain read-only access to their data.


Status: Deleted

This download is no longer available on The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.

FileSHA1 HashSize
KB970401-x64.exeabcd7618674a5fd9d5bb4d9c4d6d1ec7c8236630789 KB
KB970401-x86.exe1eae8e71493ce9e683bbf33d4c6cb4472c0ac7f1655 KB
vista/amd64/Windows6.0-KB970401-x64.msu939c0ceb99b3d75266cff7c338a70cf34de6e7c7472 KB
vista/x86/Windows6.0-KB970401-x86.msu6284d7fb82be1bd1a3d69c627197cd5e4e7c849f465 KB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Vista, Windows Vista 64-bit Editions Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3

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