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Kudos0

Partition magic for windows 7

Hi all,

I originally bought Partitiojn Magic 6, then had to upgrade to PM8 for Windows XP.  I've just had to fork out for a new PC, which has Windows 7 on it.  I tried installing PM8 but got the incompatibility message.  I've emailed Powerquest but haven't yet seen any response.  Is there a fix for this, so that I can get on and partition my new hard drive?

Thanks,

Ian

PS - being cheeky, can somebody remind me, please, how to disable Norton Safe Search in the Norton Bookmarks bar.  It's in one of my posts somewhere, but not obvious from the headers.

Thanks,

Ian

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Kudos0

Re: Partition magic for windows 7

Hi all,

I originally bought Partitiojn Magic 6, then had to upgrade to PM8 for Windows XP.  I've just had to fork out for a new PC, which has Windows 7 on it.  I tried installing PM8 but got the incompatibility message.  I've emailed Powerquest but haven't yet seen any response.  Is there a fix for this, so that I can get on and partition my new hard drive?

Thanks,

Ian

PS - being cheeky, can somebody remind me, please, how to disable Norton Safe Search in the Norton Bookmarks bar.  It's in one of my posts somewhere, but not obvious from the headers.

Thanks,

Ian

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Kudos0

Re: Partition magic for windows 7


iancol wrote:

Hi all,

I originally bought Partitiojn Magic 6, then had to upgrade to PM8 for Windows XP.  I've just had to fork out for a new PC, which has Windows 7 on it.  I tried installing PM8 but got the incompatibility message.  I've emailed Powerquest but haven't yet seen any response.  Is there a fix for this, so that I can get on and partition my new hard drive?

Thanks,

Ian

PS - being cheeky, can somebody remind me, please, how to disable Norton Safe Search in the Norton Bookmarks bar.  It's in one of my posts somewhere, but not obvious from the headers.

Thanks,

Ian


Hi Ian,

PM is no more.

Have you looked at W7 disk manager?

Stay well and surf safe

Dick Win7x64 SP1 current NSBU
Kudos0

Re: Partition magic for windows 7

Hi Dick,

Thanks for that.  Pity about PM, but then I won't be facing any upgrade cost!  I've seen a few references to W7 and partitioning, but was going to play safe with what I know works.  Looks like I've some reading to do.

Thanks again,

Ian

Kudos0

Re: Partition magic for windows 7

Disk management has limited partition resizing, you can only shrink a partition until it hits a system file and you cannot shrink the front of a partition or "slide" anything.

There are several free partitioning tools, partition wizard works and looks like partition magic did.

gparted is another free tool I hear a lot about.

Make sure you backup everything to be safe and for best results do all partition work outside of windows from the bootable CD.

Dave

Kudos0

Re: Partition magic for windows 7

 Thanks, Dave,

I quickly found that the W7 disk management system wasn't all that much help as I couldn't shrink the Windows partition enough to make it worthwhile doing anything, even on a completely new installation.

One reason I'd wanted to make extra partitions was to reinstall W XP for old software use, but read somewhere in the W7 notes on disk management that "the oldest OS should be installed first to avoid conflicts".  Since I couldn't do this, I abandoned the idea altogether, availability of freeware or not.

Thanks anyway,



Ian

Kudos0

Re: Partition magic for windows 7

Partition Magic was sold to Paragon, who now sell it as Paragon Partition Manager - www.paragon-software.com. I can confirm that it works a treat on Windows7.

Kudos0

Re: Partition magic for windows 7

Hi,

Thanks for that, WylECyote, and apologies for the delay in responding.  I'll check 'em out.  Meanwhile,

Compliments of the Season to all forum members,

Ian

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