Supported Windows Versions

Specific operating system support is dependent upon the SPX license that you purchase--Desktop, Server, Small Business, or  Virtual. SPX supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of many Windows operating systems. Refer to the SPX ReadMe for the latest specific support details. The minimum Windows version supported is Windows Vista.

 

SPX License Description
Desktop License
  • Windows Vista Family, including:
    • Vista Home Basic
    • Vista Home Premium
    • Vista Ultimate
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows 8.1 x86
  • Windows 8.1 x64
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise x86
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
  • Windows 10 (x86, x64)
Server License
  • Windows Server 2008 (including R2) 32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2012 family, including:
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2012 Core
    • Windows Server 2012 Foundation
    • Windows Server 2012 Essentials
    • Windows Server 2012 Standard
    • Windows Sever 2012 Datacenter Hyper-V
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 Essentials
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 Foundation
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 Storage Server
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 Data Center
    • Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016 (this applies to Server and Virtual licenses)
SPX for Small Business License
  • Small Business Server 2008
  • Small Business Server 2011
Note: SPX for Small Business does not activate on Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials or any standard version of Windows Storage Server or DataCenter.
Virtual License
SPX Virtual supports Windows guests in these hypervisors:

  • Citrix XenServer
  • Linux KVM
  • VMware
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Virtual PC
  • Microsoft Virtual Server
  • Oracle VirtualBox
  • ProxMox
  • Red Hat KVM
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV)
  • Stratos everRun
  • VMware ESX/ESXi (including the free version of ESXi)
  • VMware Workstation

 Important: SPX does not support:

  • Windows Server 2003 is not supported - all iterations (use ShadowProtect 5 if you are still running on the Windows Server 2003 operating system).
  • Windows XP Family (use ShadowProtect 5 if you are still running on the Windows XP operating system)
    Including:
    • XP Home Service Pack 3
    • XP Professional Service Pack 3
  • Windows Storage Spaces storage pools
  • Windows Server Cluster Shared Volumes

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