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Symantec Encryption Desktop on Windows 8

Created: 01 Aug 2013 | 10 comments
rojopipe's picture

Hi,

Anyone know for when estimating out the supported version of Symantec Encryption Desktop for Windows 8 ..?

Operating Systems:

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.Brian's picture

As you know, currently not supported and nothing announced yet but subscribe the article here to be notified of updates on when it will become available:

Feature Request: Symantec Encryption Desktop (formerly known as PGP Desktop) Support on Windows 8

Article:TECH199095  |  Created: 2012-10-29  |  Updated: 2013-06-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH199095

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rojopipe's picture

Hi Brian81,

I am already registered, but given that there is no announcement I decided to create the post.

Thanks anyway.

.Brian's picture

Yep, sorry. No new updates on it as of now.

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idevarjr's picture

Good news, my friends! PGP Desktop 10.3.1 for Windows 8 Pro is available yesterday!!! See article: http://www.symantec.com/docs/AL1473

Symantec™ Encryption Desktop 10.3.1 is Now Available

On September 17, 2013 Symantec™ Corporation released version 10.3.1 of Symantec™ Encryption Desktop, Powered by PGP Technology.

The following list details some of the changes included in version 10.3.1.

  • 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-bit and 64-bit versions.
netw0rkm0nkey's picture

Hi There,

We have Windows 8 tablets that our mobile staff will be using but I've tried installing this on and it won't work.  They use Dell Latitude 10 tablets, would this be in any future releases as it seems to be very limited to the tablets the Encryption software works on.

Thank you 

_Adam_'s picture

Windows 8.1 is still not supported.

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_Adam_'s picture

@netw0rkm0nkey  As per release notes of SED 10.3.1 http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC6697  Windows 8 UEFI

- Tablets and any systems without a wired or OEM-supplied attachable keyboard are not supported

Authenticating at PGP BootGuard on Dell XT Tablets: To authenticate at the PGP BootGuard screen when using Dell XT tablets, use the built-in keyboard on the tablet. You cannot use a pen, stylus, USB keyboards, or eTokens when authenticating on these tablets. [2636340]

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