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GPT disks

Created: 18 Oct 2013 | 5 comments

When will Symantec Encryption Desktop support Windows 7 32 bit with internal GPT disks?

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James007's picture

You have raised same thread

Supported Disk Types

  • Desktop or laptop disks, including solid-state drives (either partitions, or the entire disk).
  • External disks, excluding music devices and digital cameras.
  • USB flash disks.
  • GPT, supported under Microsoft Windows 8 UEFI only. Note that boot drive must be partitioned in GPT with only one EFI system partition.
  • The following formatted disks or partitions are supported: 04 (FAT16), 06 (FAT16B), 07 (NTFS), 0B (FAT32).

Chrisjen's picture

Yes but the answer from the thread was wrong so that is why I asked again. GPT is only supported under Windows 8 so when will you release a version that supports GPT under Windows 7?

James007's picture

Yes Currently it's support only windows 8.

You can contact to symantec support for more info.

peter669's picture

Ho about windows 8.1?

Can I update an encrypted windows 8 Laptop (with UEFI) to 8.1?

Do I have to unencrypt first?

Will a fresh install of Desktop Endpoint 10.3.1 work on windows 8.1?

Thank You

_Adam_'s picture


Officially Windows 8.1 is NOT supported

Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.1 for Windows Release Notes (page 1)

Compatibility with Microsoft Windows 8

This release supports the installation of Symantec Encryption Desktop on systems running Microsoft Windows 8 Pro and Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise, both 32- and 64-bit versions

but this doesn't mean that you can try to install SED 10.3.1 on Windows 8.1. Most probably you will not have to unencrypt drive like it was with the previous version.

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