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Encrypting Whole Disk on system with UEFI BIOS

Created: 03 Mar 2014 | 2 comments

I have a new Lenovo X240 laptop a UEFI BIOS, a SSD, Win 8.1 Pro, and Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2. The Symantec Encryption Desktop is not managed. Is the functionality of Whole Disk Encryption (especially the ability to boot the system) affected if I have UEFI disabled or allow either UEFI or legacy boot (so the system will boot either to Windows or removable media) when I encrypt the disk and later enable UEFI secure boot or vice versa?


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Alex_CST's picture

No.  In previous verisons (10.3.0 and earlier) UEFI BIOS was not supported, but it is now supported, the same with Win 8.1

You should be good to go.

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dcats's picture

Hi WilsonF,

Please have a look at this article Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2 compatibility with Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 - TECH203071, there are some known issues with Secure Boot.

For more details: Best Practices: Symantec Drive Encryption - TECH149543