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Partition managers for Vista

  1. #1


    Sphynx Guest

    Partition managers for Vista

    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.

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  2. #2


    Malke Guest

    Re: Partition managers for Vista

    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.


    Look at Terabyte's BootIT NG.


    Malke
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  3. #3


    John Barnes Guest

    Re: Partition managers for Vista

    BootItNG seems to get good reviews.
    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootitng.html

    "Sphynx" <Sphynx@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0CE30152-9B25-47BB-8472-E2F8AA166A20@microsoft.com...
    >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.



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  4. #4


    ray Guest

    Re: Partition managers for Vista

    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.


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  5. #5


    Malke Guest

    Re: Partition managers for Vista

    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. There is always a problem
    with working with proprietary systems and Vista does some proprietary
    partition structure things apparently. If the GParted maintainers
    specifically say that it works with Vista and/or you've tried it, then
    I've always like GParted on my Linux boxen.


    Malke
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    www.elephantboycomputers.com
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  6. #6


    ray Guest

    Re: Partition managers for Vista

    On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 09:44:50 -0800, Malke wrote:

    > 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. There is always a problem
    > with working with proprietary systems and Vista does some proprietary
    > partition structure things apparently. If the GParted maintainers
    > specifically say that it works with Vista and/or you've tried it, then
    > I've always like GParted on my Linux boxen.
    >
    >
    > Malke


    I could be wrong, but it was my understanding that vista uses NTFS.
    GParted does NTFS.


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  7. #7


    Malke Guest

    Re: Partition managers for Vista

    ray wrote:
    > On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 09:44:50 -0800, Malke wrote:
    >
    >> 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. There is always a problem
    >> with working with proprietary systems and Vista does some proprietary
    >> partition structure things apparently. If the GParted maintainers
    >> specifically say that it works with Vista and/or you've tried it, then
    >> I've always like GParted on my Linux boxen.


    >
    > I could be wrong, but it was my understanding that vista uses NTFS.
    > GParted does NTFS.


    My understanding is that the "flavor" of NTFS used by Vista is slightly
    different than the one used by XP. Also, one of the partition experts on
    a mailing list I belong to was noting that Vista puts some extra
    information on partitions. I wasn't paying a huge amount of attention to
    that topic so I don't remember all the details and I'm *not* a
    partitioning expert. Please don't misunderstand me - this is not a
    "don't use GParted" post. All I'm saying is "be cautious". I would say
    the same thing about any partitioner if it wasn't known to work 100%
    with Vista. You might want to experiment with using GParted and report
    back to us. Or not. ;-)

    Malke
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    www.elephantboycomputers.com
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  8. #8


    ray Guest

    Re: Partition managers for Vista

    On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 13:36:52 -0800, Malke wrote:

    > ray wrote:
    >> On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 09:44:50 -0800, Malke wrote:
    >>
    >>> 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. There is always a problem
    >>> with working with proprietary systems and Vista does some proprietary
    >>> partition structure things apparently. If the GParted maintainers
    >>> specifically say that it works with Vista and/or you've tried it, then
    >>> I've always like GParted on my Linux boxen.

    >
    >>
    >> I could be wrong, but it was my understanding that vista uses NTFS.
    >> GParted does NTFS.

    >
    > My understanding is that the "flavor" of NTFS used by Vista is slightly
    > different than the one used by XP. Also, one of the partition experts on
    > a mailing list I belong to was noting that Vista puts some extra
    > information on partitions. I wasn't paying a huge amount of attention to
    > that topic so I don't remember all the details and I'm *not* a
    > partitioning expert. Please don't misunderstand me - this is not a
    > "don't use GParted" post. All I'm saying is "be cautious". I would say
    > the same thing about any partitioner if it wasn't known to work 100%
    > with Vista. You might want to experiment with using GParted and report
    > back to us. Or not. ;-)
    >
    > Malke


    I'd be happy to, you want to send me a laptop with vista on it?


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  9. #9


    Malke Guest

    Re: Partition managers for Vista

    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
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    www.elephantboycomputers.com
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  10. #10


    ray Guest

    Re: Partition managers for Vista

    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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