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Feature Request: Support for Windows GPT partitions for Whole Disk Encryption


Article ID: 157031


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Symantec Products


In versions prior to Symantec Drive Encryption 10.3.2 (formerly know as PGP Whole Disk Encryption), GPT partitions were not supported.



  • Symantec Drive Encryption 10.3.0 and previous did not support computers using UEFI firmware.
  • Symantec Drive Encryption 10.3.1 includes UEFI support for Windows 8, but not Windows 7.
  • Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2 has support for UEFI for Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 8.0/8.1.
  • Symantec Drive Encryption 10.3.2 and above now supports GUID Partition Table (GPT) formatting on Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit systems and Windows 8.0/8.1 64-bit systems, running in UEFI mode. Systems using UEFI should upgrade to Symantec Drive Encryption 10.3.2 or above to obtain this full support for this new functionality.


Refer to article TECH203071 for more details and requirements on UEFI support and Symantec Drive Encryption.