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Partition managers for Vista

  1. #11


    Scott Guest

    Re: Partition managers for Vista

    On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 09:44:50 -0800, Malke <notreally@invalid.invalid>
    spake thusly:

    >ray wrote:
    >> On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 06:36:03 -0800, Sphynx wrote:
    >>
    >>> I need a partition manager that is more advanced than the one bundled with
    >>> Vista (which is inadequate). Does anyojne know of one?
    >>>
    >>> I believe PM8 only works on XP and Acronis doesn't officially state that
    >>> theirs supports Vista (and judging by the issues raised on their forums -
    >>> definitely doesn't).
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.

    >>
    >> I would suggest the GParted Live CD.
    >>

    >
    >Unless you've actually tried GParted and know that Linux tools work with
    >Vista - and you might, I'm not dissing your skills but just mentioning
    >this - I would stay away from GParted for now and just stick with
    >something that is known to work with Vista.


    Right now I don't know of any partitioning software that claims to be
    Vista compatible.

    I used GParted last week.

    The result?

    Windows wouldn't boot.

    BUT....

    I then booted with the Vista DVD and did a repair and all was right
    with the world (and I got my new partitions as I had hoped).

    YMMV

    If you try GParted and you computer explodes and kills every living
    thing with a 5 mile radius don't blame me.

    And ALWYAS back up before doing anything so drastic.
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  2. #12


    DevilsPGD Guest

    Re: Partition managers for Vista

    In message <ft8lt2tko1d1kgvaddemftba8m20u7eq67@4ax.com> Scott
    <geekboy@angrykeyboarder.comatose> wrote:

    >Right now I don't know of any partitioning software that claims to be
    >Vista compatible.


    Windows Vista's disk management has a reasonable chance of being
    compatible, no?
    --
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  3. #13


    Scott Guest

    Re: Partition managers for Vista

    On Tue, 20 Feb 2007 01:22:57 -0700, DevilsPGD
    <spam_narf_spam@crazyhat.net> spake thusly:

    >In message <ft8lt2tko1d1kgvaddemftba8m20u7eq67@4ax.com> Scott
    ><geekboy@angrykeyboarder.comatose> wrote:
    >
    >>Right now I don't know of any partitioning software that claims to be
    >>Vista compatible.

    >
    >Windows Vista's disk management has a reasonable chance of being
    >compatible, no?


    Well of course, but it's functionality is quite limited compared to
    third-party software.

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  4. #14


    DevilsPGD Guest

    Re: Partition managers for Vista

    In message <s67mt2tboarv9g8t7fmdhiso0qvdvo6t5a@4ax.com> Scott
    <geekboy@angrykeyboarder.comatose> wrote:

    >On Tue, 20 Feb 2007 01:22:57 -0700, DevilsPGD
    ><spam_narf_spam@crazyhat.net> spake thusly:
    >
    >>In message <ft8lt2tko1d1kgvaddemftba8m20u7eq67@4ax.com> Scott
    >><geekboy@angrykeyboarder.comatose> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Right now I don't know of any partitioning software that claims to be
    >>>Vista compatible.

    >>
    >>Windows Vista's disk management has a reasonable chance of being
    >>compatible, no?

    >
    >Well of course, but it's functionality is quite limited compared to
    >third-party software.


    Sure, although the majority of the people that have asked me personally
    for a partition magic replacement have been able to get the job done in
    Windows' desk management tools.

    I haven't been watching the requests here too closely though (I have the
    misfortune of being a useful software resource for friends and family)
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  5. #15


    Doug Guest

    Re: Partition managers for Vista

    I'll add to that.

    I used GParted to shrink C: - it took about 1 hour. Next time I booted
    Vista, it took about 3 hours to "repair". The C: was the reduced one from
    GParted. I don't know what Vista did, but I guess it must be realted to the
    extra stuff Vista puts in NTFS.

    I still can't get Vista to put a partition in the available space. It
    always says there isn't enough disk space to do it, even if I make the
    partition onlty half the available space.
    I think I'll be formatting the HDD and re-installing Vista.
    --
    Doug


    "ray" wrote:

    > On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 19:12:27 -0800, Malke wrote:
    >
    > > ray wrote:
    > >
    > >> I'd be happy to, you want to send me a laptop with vista on it?
    > >>

    > >
    > > I'm afraid I'm not one of the "influential bloggers" who got a test Acer
    > > Ferrari and none of my laptops run Windows. You're on your own. ;-)
    > >
    > > Cheers,
    > >
    > >
    > > Malke

    >
    > In that case, I think I'll save myself the $300.
    >
    >


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