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Configuring Windows for Opal 2 disks Technical Level
  • Full Disk Encryption SED (Opal) can't be installed on Windows 8.X systems.

In order to configure TCG Opal encryption for an Opal disk, the disk must be in life-cycle state "manufactured-inactive". By default, Windows 8.X and above will activate the disk and change the Opal life-cycle state of the disk to "manufactured" upon installation of the OS.

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