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Kudos0

Partition Magic Install

Hi,

A number of years ago I purchased Partition Magic 8.0.

It's been a long time since I needed the software but now I do.

When I make to install the software I get a window with

User name:

Company Name:

Serial Number:

How do I retrieve my serial number?

I searched my hotmail but didn't find it.

I will review backed up mails this evening.

Can I retrieve it online?

Regards

Shaun B.

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Kudos0

Re: Partition Magic Install

Hi DeepSub,

You might be struggling with that one, perhaps you might try PM000000-00000000.

Deric

Kudos0

Re: Partition Magic Install

Be aware that Partition Magic was discontinued before Windows Vista and Windows 7.   It does not support the offset alignment that these use and it also has a hard drive size limitation of somewhere around 1.5TB if I remember correctly.

You really shouldn't use it for anything later than Windows XP.

If you need a free alternative you can use this program:

http://www.partitionwizard.com/

It's free for home use and is very similar to partition magic

Dave

Kudos0

Re: Partition Magic Install

Hi Shaun B

I have just installed it on Win8 using the zero key and you get the option to install even if the key is wrong.

Deric

Kudos0

Re: Partition Magic Install

Go ahead and use it Deric and tell us what happens. 

Kudos0

Re: Partition Magic Install


DeepSub wrote:

It's been a long time since I needed the software but now I do.



Shaun,

I hope you don't plan to use it with Win7 or from Windows with any OS.

Kudos0

Re: Partition Magic Install


DaveH wrote:

Go ahead and use it Deric and tell us what happens. 


Is that a challenge Dave,

all I did was install it because I was working on Win 8 just to prove a point not that I need to use it at the moment.

When I need to though I will try it on Win 8 and keep you informed,having said that I still use it on Win XP but like you and Brian said be very careful on later O/Ss.

I don't mind trying anything out because I can always recover the pc if I mess up, I have never failed yet.

Deric

Kudos0

Re: Partition Magic Install

No, it's not a challange and the only reason I said that is because I know your system is backed up.

But it really will mess up a 2048 offset partition.

Kudos0

Re: Partition Magic Install

I will probably give it a go tomorrow afternoon and partition the drive that I have Win8 loaded on, I will let you know what happens, If you don't hear anything from me in 24 hours it means I have messed up

It just shows you how thick I am when it comes to knowledge of HDDs   (2048 offset partition?)

Deric

Kudos0

Re: Partition Magic Install

Dave,

Although PM installed ok it wouldn't perform a drive resize or create a new partition.

Once the parameters are set in PM and a reboot is done, PM gives the message- argument / parameter error and then exit.

It defiantly won't work on Win8 and I suspect it won't work on Win7 or Vista.There was no damage to the drive when I used PM, ran check disk and there were no problems.

As I have said before I have used it with Win XP Pro and created 4 partitions on my multi boot machine, to do that I used the following procedure :-

Prepared the 160 gig Sata drive with Fdisk or Diskpart,

Installed Win XP Pro on the full drive (160 gig)

Installed PM on XP and partitioned the drive into 4 equal partitions

Installed Vista from XP

Installed Win7 from Vista and

Installed Win8 from Win7

If you don't use the above procedure and partition the drive before any O/Ss are installed it won't work out properly or it didn't in my case.

Deric

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