The installation and operation of Folder Guard software is supported on the versions of Windows that are fully supported by Microsoft. At the time of this writing, the supported versions of Windows are:
Both the 32- and 64-bit editions of Windows (including the ARM64 editions) are supported. Note that a business license for 10 computers or more must be purchased in order to install Folder Guard on Windows Server.
Folder Guard may be able to work on the following older versions of Windows in the test signing mode:
Note that Windows Vista x64 and Windows Server 2008 x64 are NOT SUPPORTED. The reason is that Microsoft chose not to update these versions to support the SHA256 digital signatures in the kernel mode, and without such support such systems cannot use the Folder Guard kernel driver.
IMPORTANT: For each supported version of Windows, all available service packs and Windows updates must be installed. If your computer is not set to install updates automatically, use Windows Update to check for available updates and install them. Folder Guard may not work properly if the latest updates are not installed.
Note that some features of Folder Guard depend on support from Windows and not all versions and editions of Windows provide such support equally well. You are strongly advised to try the software before purchasing it to verify it's working well enough in your particular software environment.
Folder Guard may work with some of the older versions of Windows, such as Windows XP, Vista, or Windows Server 2003 or 2008, but we do not support such configurations. You are advised to thoroughly test the software on the unsupported versions of Windows prior to purchasing it, to make sure it operates according to your requirements "out of the box".
Folder Guard is NOT compatible with Windows RT, Windows 95, 98, Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, or any older version of Windows. Folder Guard is NOT compatible with Linux, OS X, or other operating systems that are not based on Windows.