Hard Disk Manager 14 suite

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  1. pottingerhowe

    pottingerhowe Registered Member

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    Cannot run or install Boot Manager, its seems to me that it is not included in this first version of 14. I need to multi-boot please can someone help me!
    I have tried in both windows 8.1 and windows 7
     
  2. aladdin

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    You can make the WinPE ISO or WinRE ISO and use EasyBCD, a free program.

    Best regards,

    Mohamed
     
  3. fireworker

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    Your Windows is x86 or x64?
     
  4. pottingerhowe

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    windows 8.1 64-bit & windows 7 64-bit
     
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    I am also in great need of multi boot.. In fact it was the main reason I bought PHDM14suite.

    Paragon please give us what we paid for. We need Boot Manager!

    I am also on Win8/8.1 pro 64bit and have all the 64bit versions installed by necessity.
     
  7. pottingerhowe

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    Thankyou for your comments, but I have used Paragon software to multiboot for many years, if the new version says it is included I expect it to work properly, and not to have to use 3rd party software to overcome paragons software shortfalls, afterall it is not cheap software.
     
  8. fireworker

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    It seems to me that BM of HDM14 changed nothing from the previous HDM versions. I can be mistaken, but I do not see a difference (except dates of files 15.11.13).
    I don't use BM on internal disks (quite satisfied Win8 boot menu), and on external HDD equally well works both the BM installed from HDM14 х86 and BM of the previous versions (finds Windows OS's on the PC and boot them).
     
  9. bcslaam

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    Paragon have indeed confirmed with me that PHDM14 does NOT contain the Boot Manager as it should.

    Since it was advertised as such and thats why I bought it I feel duped.

    Although support have given me a work around whereby I uninstall v14 and install a version of 12 they have sent me that does have BM in it. Extract the files necessary. Uninstall 12 and re-install 14. I am weary of doing so since my dual boot scenario requires advanced settings like GUID and multiple blind boots of win8 64bit and osx. All other boot managers I've seen havent caught up with the times. Win8 separate hidden System Reserved partitions is quite particular. Whenever windows (even win8.1) sees another windows OS and tried to manage the multiple boot stuff it TOTALLY stuffs everything up. Consequently I need to have a separate dedicated System Reserved boot partition for every Win8 OS and they NEED to be blind to each other. That means selective partition hiding. Not just hide all other primaries, we need to be able to custom select any partition to be hidden per boot selection.

    I still feel they should have released a version of 14 by now that includes BM.

    I dont even see any screen shots or enough info in the manual that describes it functions in detail. Only the claims in the advert for v14 which doesnt in fact contain it!:mad:

    Does anyone know if v12 can customise entirely what partitions are hidden when you choose any one OS?
     
  10. Robin A.

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    Microsoft Reserved Partition. It´s not specific to Windows 8, but required in every GPT boot disk.
     
  11. rogerq

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    That's funny. I told support that "setup boot manager" was greyed out on my install of PHDM 14 pro. Their response was for me to uninstall, remove the paragon folder, then reinstall.

    I did that. Still greyed out and can't use.

    My main drive is running win7 64 ultimate. have win 8 and win 7 32 on another hard drive in my desktop. Cann't get a boot menu.

     
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