PGP Desktop 10.0 for Windows - System Requirements

Article:TECH149764  |  Created: 2010-03-12  |  Updated: 2013-09-23  |  Article URL
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This article details the System Requirements for PGP Desktop 10.0 for Windows.


Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4)
  • Windows Server 2003 (Service Pack 1 and 2)
  • Windows XP 32-bit version (Service Pack 2 or 3)
  • Windows XP 64-bit version (Service Pack 2)
  • Windows Vista (all 32-bit and 64-bit versions) including Service Pack 1
  • Windows 7 (all 32-bit and 64-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 (requires attached keyboard)

Note: The above operating systems are supported only when all of the latest hot fixes and security patches from Microsoft have been applied.


  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 64 MB hard disk space

PGP Whole Disk Encryption (PGP WDE)

PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) is supported on all client versions above as well as the following Windows Server versions:

  • Windows Server 2003 SP 2 (32-bit and 64-bit editions)
  • Windows Server 2008 SP 1 and 2 (32-bit and 64-bit editions)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (32-bit and 64-bit editions)

For additional system requirements and best practices information on using PGP WDE on Windows Server systems, click here.

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