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System requirements

EgoSecure Full Disk Encryption provides strong authentication and protection for standard hard disks via sector-based Full Disk Encryption (FDE) and Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA). This provides perfect ‘turn-off-protection’, which means that the implemented security mechanisms provide the highest security for the operating system, as well as for the data – provided the computer is turned off at the time of theft. The optional use of a security token or smart card at pre-boot is the high-end solution for secure key management in conjunction with two-factor authentication.

To use EgoSecure Full Disk Encryption, your system must meet the following system requirements.

Hardware Requirements

Component Requirements

Hard disk

  • 500 MB Partition size
  • File system of internal hard disk: NTFS
  • Computer bus to hard disk: P-ATA (standard hard disks only), S-ATA (standard, SSD and SED are supported), PCI Express (NVMe SSD for UEFI devices)
  • Sector size: 4 Kbyte (AF) or 512 Byte

Card reader

EgoSecure FDE uses CCID middleware to access a smart card using SCard API (PC/SC). That is a common driver standard and used by a wide range of smartcards. To see if your hardware is supported, follow this link.


  • Surface Pro
  • Devices with eGalaxTouch EXC3188

Currently touchscreen support during Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA) is very limited. If your device is not in the list of supported ones, we recommend to test the compatibility by installing FDE and performing the PBA.

Software Requirements

Operating systems Firmware
  • Windows XP 32-bit (Professional or Home Editions) with Service Pack 2 or higher
  • Windows XP 64-bit Professional with Service Pack 3
  • Windows Vista 32-bit with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Vista64-bit with Service Pack 2
  • Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit.
  • Windows 8 32-bit/64-bit
  • Windows 8.1 32-bit/64-bit
  • Windows 10 32-bit/64-bit
  • Windows 11 32-bit/64-bit
  • BIOS
    Note: The system with MBR may have 4 primary partitions at most. EgoSecure Full Disk Encryption needs one entry in the primary partition table.
  • UEFI (only x64)
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