PGP Desktop 10.2.1 for Windows - System Requirements


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This article details the System Requirements for PGP Desktop 10.2.1 for Windows.


Operating System 

  • Windows XP Professional 32-bit (Service Pack 2 or 3)
  • Windows XP Professional 64-bit (Service Pack 2)
  • Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2 or 3)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 SP2
  • Windows Vista (all 32-bit and 64-bit editions, including Service Pack 2)
  • Windows 7 (all 32-bit and 64-bit editions, including Service Pack 1)
  • Windows Server 2003 (Service Pack 1 and 2)

Note: The above operating systems are supported only when all of the latest hot fixes and security patches from Microsoft have been applied.


  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 64 MB hard disk space

PGP Whole Disk Encryption (PGP WDE)

PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) is supported on all client versions above as well as the following Windows Server versions:

  • Windows Server 2003 SP 2 (32-bit and 64-bit editions)
  • Windows Server 2008 SP 1 and 2 (64-bit editions)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit editions)

For additional system requirements and best practices information on using PGP WDE on Windows Server systems, click here.