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System requirements

Supported OS for EFDE Client application:

ESET Full Disk Encryption for Windows



Windows 11


Windows 10

ESET Full Disk Encryption for macOS


macOS 14.0 Sonoma

macOS 13.0 Ventura

macOS 12.0 Monterey

macOS 11.0 Big Sur

macOS 10.15 Catalina

macOS 10.14 Mojave


Do not install EFDE Client application on the same workstation as your ESET PROTECT Server database.


Legacy/BIOS firmware is not supported. ESET Full Disk Encryption requires a UEFI-capable system.

GPT Partition Schemed Disks, which are part of NTFS (New Technology Files System), are supported for BOOT Disks. MBR Partition Schemed Disks (also part of NTFS) are supported for any DATA (secondary) Disks.

ESET Full Disk Encryption supports Apple M1 Mac with Rosetta installed.

ESET Full Disk Encryption does not support ARM processors on Windows.

ESET Full Disk Encryption is not supported on dual-boot or software RAID systems.

ESET Full Disk Encryption is not compatible with Apple Mac system using Apple Boot Camp.

ESET Full Disk Encryption does not support Microsoft Storage Spaces and Dynamic Disks.

Use software with Windows Insider Previews for testing purposes only, as data may be at risk.

DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or later driver.

Full Disk Encryption of system disks supports only 512-byte size sectors.


You cannot install ESET Full Disk Encryption at the same time as ESET Endpoint Encryption.

You can use ESET Full Disk Encryption in a virtual machine environment on a PC or Mac Hypervisors:

VMware Workstation 16.2.3

VMware ESXi 7.0 / vSphere

VMware Fusion 12.2.3


Microsoft Hyper-V (secure boot not supported)


The same compatibility rules apply for the guest operating system; for example, ESET Full Disk Encryption for Windows is not supported on ARM and cannot be used in Windows virtualized on Apple ARM CPUs.


Management console requirements:


ESET Management Agent version 7.1+ for Windows.

ESET Management Agent version 8.0+ for macOS.