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Toolkit discontinued support for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1


With the recent release of Windows 11, it was determined that Toolkit will discontinue support for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 in the middle of 2022. Microsoft officially ended support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. Mainstream support for Windows 8 ended on January 12, 2016, and Windows 8.1 ended on January 9, 2018.

For existing customers using Seagate Secure:

It is recommended that you disable security on the drive to prevent any potential issues where the drive can’t be unlocked, keeping you from accessing your data.

For new customers using Seagate Secure:

It is recommended that you do not enable Seagate Secure on an operating system where support is being discontinued. This is to prevent any potential issues where the drive can’t be unlocked, keeping you from accessing your data.

For existing customers using Backup and Mirror:

The software will continue to work but as newer versions of Toolkit are released, issues may arise for unsupported operating systems. If Toolkit starts experiencing issues then the suggestion would be to use the built-in Windows utility.

If you have not set up Toolkit, please consider using one of the built-in Windows utilities for backup.