PGP Portable System Requirements

Article:TECH149442  |  Created: 2009-05-29  |  Updated: 2011-02-06  |  Article URL
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System requirements for installing the PGP Portable Creation application

PGP Portable Disks can be created on any system on which PGP Desktop for Windows version 9.9.1 (or later) has been installed except Mac OS X and Windows 2000 (which are not supported for PGP Portable Creation at this time).

Removable USB devices, such as a flash drive, that are larger than 4 GB must be formatted as NTFS. NTFS drives are treated as read-only when accessed on Mac OS X systems (unless a third-party program, such as NTFS-3G for Mac OS X, is used to enable read-write access). PGP Portable Disks created on removable USB devices that are smaller than 4 GB are formatted as FAT32.


Note: PGP Portable uses its own .msi installation. You must have PGP Desktop installed before you can install PGP Portable.

System requirements for accessing data on a PGP Portable Disk

The PGP Portable Disk created by PGP Portable can be accessed on the following systems. PGP Desktop is not required to be installed on these systems.

  • Windows XP x32 Professional and Home Edition; Windows XP x64 Professional x64 Edition
  • Windows XP TabletPC Edition
  • Windows Vista (all 32 and 64 bit editions including Home editions)
  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server
  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later

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