This article details important information regarding upgrading your operating system or applying service packs to systems with PGP Desktop installed.
Before upgrading to a newer version of the Windows operating system, perform the following to ensure the integrity of your data.
After upgrading your operating system, re-install PGP Desktop, import your keys, and restore any PGP Virtual Disks.
Applying Windows service packs or updates
Windows updates and service packs can be applied without decrypting your disk. However, it is always a good practice to backup your PGP keys and PGP Virtual Disks.