Question Can I delete encrypted drives with a another computer?

Pcstarter

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Hey!

So I have a question, can I wipe encrypted drives, that were encrypted with windows bitlocker in an another windows 10 machine, I know that encryption password, recovery keys and everything, but since I somehow screwed up the encryption and my pc blue screens whenever I turn it on I have decided to wipe all the drives and install windows again with a USB boot drive, however can I wipe the encrypted data on the drives with a another computer?
 
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You can wipe the drive even without the password with DiskPart.

The command I am referring to is "Clean"

Please keep in mind that clean will wipe the drive, which is NOT the same as secure erasing the drive, which makes data recovery of that drive much more difficult or impossible if done repeatedly.
 

USAFRet

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You can wipe the drive even without the password with DiskPart.

The command I am referring to is "Clean"

Please keep in mind that clean will wipe the drive, which is NOT the same as secure erasing the drive, which makes data recovery of that drive much more difficult or impossible if done repeatedly.
Diskpart 'clean' on an encrypted volume is gone gone gone.
Never to be recovered. By anyone.
 
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Diskpart 'clean' on an encrypted volume is gone gone gone.
Never to be recovered. By anyone.
Diskpart 'clean' on an encrypted volume is gone gone gone.
Never to be recovered. By anyone.
https://www.howtogeek.com/125521/htg-explains-why-deleted-files-can-be-recovered-and-how-you-can-prevent-it/
Pardon me, but I'm pretty sure data recovery can be done, even on a "cleaned" drive (maybe not by amateurs like geek squad, but still). This is why secure erase exists.
https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-secure-erase-2626004
 

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https://www.howtogeek.com/125521/htg-explains-why-deleted-files-can-be-recovered-and-how-you-can-prevent-it/
Pardon me, but I'm pretty sure data recovery can be done, even on a "cleaned" drive (maybe not by amateurs like geek squad, but still). This is why secure erase exists.
https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-secure-erase-2626004
Recovering something from the basic "Delete" within Windows is nothing like clean on an encrypted volume.

A BitLocker encrypted volume is absolutely unrecoverable.
You can't even recover a BitLocker volume if you've simply lost the password. That's the whole point of it.
 

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