New Paragon Partition Manager 15

Discussion in 'Paragon Partition Manager Product Line' started by NICK ADSL UK, Mar 14, 2015.


    NICK ADSL UK Administrator

    May 13, 2003
    New and enhanced security features in Partition Manager 15:
    Embedded Recovery Media Builder(RMB) 3.0 is now embedded directly into the product and has been enhanced with features from Paragon’s Boot Media Builder utility, giving more options plus improved usability and stability. The bootable RMB lets the user perform all partitioning operations from bootable recovery media and restore a backup even if the PC fails to boot:
    • • Prepares Linux or WinPE-based bootable environment on a USB thumb drive or in an ISO image;
    • • Doesn’t require Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) or Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) on Windows 7 and later platforms;
    • • Can build WinPE-based media on Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003, providing WAIK is installed;
    • • Allows injection of additional drivers for storage devices, network controllers, USB controllers, or system during setup;
    • • Enables the use of a network share during setup;
    • • Prepares hybrid (both UEFI and BIOS compatible) 64-bit recovery environment on flash or in an ISO image.
    Paragon SecurityPLUS:Paragon Smart-Partition™: safe partitioning due to Paragon’s reliable engine and outstanding wizards.
    Paragon Power Shield™: safe partitioning even in the event of power failures. Operations will resume once power is restored.
    Paragon Backup: the ability to back up the system before applying complex partitioning operations.
    Paragon Recovery Media
    Enhanced SSD support
    Additional benefits in Partition Manager 15:
    Split partitions
    : Separate the OS and data, or different types of data by splitting one partition into two different partitions of the same type and file system.
    Merge partitions: Consolidate disk space from two adjacent partitions (NTFS, FAT16/FAT32) into a single, larger partition.
    Redistribute Free Space: Increase free space on one partition by utilizing the unallocated on-disk space and the unused space of other partitions.
    HFS file systems conversion: Convert any version of NTFS file system to Apple HFS+ and vice versa without reformatting.
    Boot Manager: Easily manage several operating systems on one computer.
    GPT Loader: Data storage support of GPT drives and modern high-capacity disks (2.2 TB+) under Windows XP.
    Pricing & Availability:
    Paragon Partition Manager 15 Home is available for $US39.95 via download from
    Paragon Partition Manager 15 Professional is available for $US79.95 via download from
  2. beastusa

    beastusa Registered Member

    Nov 11, 2012
    "Boot Manager: Easily manage several operating systems on one computer."

    Ok just bought it for that and it's greyed out on the menu?
    Just like 12, 14?

    Does it have a boot manager or did I just dump another $70?

    NICK ADSL UK Administrator

    May 13, 2003
    Yes it does and sorry for the late reply

    Let us list some of the features:
    User Friendly Fault Minimizing Interface
    · Graphical representation of the data to gain a better understanding.
    · A handy Launcher to easily find and run the required tasks.
    · Comprehensive wizards to simplify even the most complex operations.
    · A context sensitive hint system for all functions of the program.
    · Previewing the resulting layout of hard disks before actually executing operations (so-called virtual operations).
    Backup Facilities
    · Available location for backup images:
    - Backup to local mounted partitions.
    - Backup to local unmounted (without drive letter assigned) partitions.
    - Backup to an external mounted storage to provide for a higher level of data protection and system independence.
    - Backup to external media (CD/DVD) to guarantee a high level of data protection as long as the backup media is kept secure.
    - Backup to a network drive to stand a better chance of success in case of a hard disk failure.
    For PBF images:
    · Back up separate partitions or entire disks.
    For pVHD images:
    · Backup to VD Wizard to protect separate partitions or entire hard disks.
    Restore Facilities
    · Restore an entire disk, separate partitions or only files you need from the previously created backup image (for PBF and pVHD).
    · Restore with Shrink to restore a backup image to a free block of smaller size taking into account only the amount of actual data of the image.
    Virtualization Facilities
    · Connect VD to connect a virtual disk as if it’s an ordinary physical disk, thus opening up all functionality available for physical disks to virtual.
    Boot Management Facilities
    · Boot Manager Setup Wizard to easily manage several operating systems on one computer.

    Partition/Hard Disk Management Facilities
    · Basic functions for initializing, partitioning and formatting hard disks (create, format, delete). Instead of the standard Windows disk tools, the program supports all popular file systems.
    · Express Create Partition Wizard to create a new partition in the most appropriate place of a hard disk, format it to NTFS and then make it available in the system by assigning a drive letter.
    · Split Partition Wizard helps you separate OS and data or different types of data by splitting one partition to two different partitions of the same type and file system.
    · Merge Partitions Wizard to consolidate the disk space, which originally belongs to two adjacent partitions (NTFS, FAT16/FAT32), into a single, larger partition.
    · Redistribute Free Space Wizard to increase free space on one partition by up-taking the on-disk unallocated space and the unused space of other partitions.
    · Express Resize Partitions Wizard to increase free space on one partition by up-taking the unused space of an adjacent partition of a hard disk (including partitions of Apple Boot Camp).
    · NTFS hot resize upward to enlarge an NTFS partition (system, locked) without rebooting Windows and interrupting its work.
    · Convert a file system (FAT16/32, NTFS, Apple HFS) without reformatting.
    · Mount a partition (assign a drive letter) of any file system type to make it available for your operating system.
    · Modify file system parameters (make active/inactive, hide/unhide, etc.).
    · Install New OS Wizard to make a system ready to install a new operating system.
    · Undelete Partitions Wizard to recover an accidentally deleted partition.
    File System Optimization Facilities
    · MFT defragmentation and shrinking to improve performance of NTFS.
    Auxiliary Facilities
    · GPT Loader is a special system driver to allow use of all space of modern ultra high capacity drives (larger than 2.2TB) on systems that don't support it.
    · Conversion of basic MBR disks to basic GPT to enjoy all benefits of the newest partitioning scheme with minimal effort.
    · File Transfer Wizard to make such operations as transferring of files/directories or burning of them to CD/DVD as easy and convenient as possible. Providing access to Paragon backups as regular folders, it may also help to replace corrupted data from a previously created image in case of an operating system failure.
    · Volume Explorer is a handy tool when you have different file systems on the disk, whether they contain an operating system or just data. Volume Explorer will let you explore a file system of any type and provide access to the necessary files and directories regardless of their security attributes.
    · Network Configuration Wizard to establish a network connection on a bootable recovery media either to save a backup of a partition/hard disk or just several files on a network computer or retrieve a previously made backup from a network computer for recovery purposes.
    · Boot Corrector to fix most of the system boot problems that can be a result of a human factor, program error or a boot virus activity.
  4. catimimi

    catimimi Registered Member

    Jan 28, 2013
    I bought yesterday HDM15 (english version) in order to be compatible with Windows 10.
    As HDM14 was installed, I was not able to install. So I uninstalled it but discovered that HDM15 was not compatible with my backups !!
    Questions :
    1° - is there a way to install simultaneously HDM14 and HDM15 (for instance with 2 different users) ?
    2° - is there a way to convert HDM14 backups to HDM15 backups ?


    FOUND, just had to switch from "General View" to "Légacy" to be compatible with HDM14.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2015