This PC doesn’t support entering a BitLocker recovery password during startup

Issue

The following error prevented me enabling BitLocker encryption on a new Windows 10 Enterprise laptop.

“This PC doesn’t support entering a BitLocker recovery password during startup.  Ask your administrator to configure Windows Recovery Environment so that you can use BitLocker.”

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Investigation & Fix

Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) isn’t installed (confirmed with reagentc.exe /info).

From an elevated Command Prompt, run the following command to enable Windows RE.

reagentc.exe /enable

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Sorted!  BitLocker can now be enabled.

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