This article describes and shows how to install PGP Desktop 8.x in Windows 98, ME, NT (sp6a), 2000,and XP. Windows 95 is not supported by PGP Desktop 8.x.
The PGP Desktop 8.x installation located inside a .zip file. In order to install PGP, you must first extract it from the .zip file. Extracting the contents of a .zip file requires a 3rd-party extraction/zip program (except in Windows XP). Once you have extracted the PGP 8.x executable installation file, you double click it to begin installing PGP 8.0.
Note: Before installing PGP 8.x software, PGP Corporation strongly recommends that you uninstall any previous versions of PGP, then restart the computer. Installing the most recent service pack for your operating system is required before installing PGP 8.x.
Extract the contents of the PGP download file
Double click on the .zip file you downloaded from PGP's web site.
Choose a location to extract the PGP executable (.exe) installation file. TIP: to make the extracted file easier to find later, choose Desktop for the extraction location.
When the extraction is complete, close all open programs, including any programs whose icons appear in your system tray.
Note: To install PGP in Windows NT, 2000, or XP, you must be logged in as an administrator.
Double click the PGP 8.x executable (.exe) file you extracted.
Click Next on the Welcome screen.
Please read the License Agreement, then click Yes.
Read the PGP 8.x for Windows Read Me then click Next.
If you have never used PGP before, choose No, I'm a New User on the User Type screen and click Next. If you have keyrings already, choose Yes, I already have keyrings and click Next.
If you wish to accept the default installation directory, click Next. If you wish to specify the installation directory, click Browse, specify where PGP will be installed, click OK, then click Next.
Check the boxes corresponding to the PGP components you wish to install, then click Next.
Click Next to begin copying files.
If you wish to accept the default location for your keyrings, click Next. If you wish to specify the location of your keyrings, click the top Browse button, specify the location of your public keyring, then click Open. Repeat this process using the bottom Browse button for your private keyring, then click Next.
When the installation is complete, restart the computer if prompted.
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