MiniTool Partition Wizard 12.0 Released

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  1. mood

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    MiniTool Partition Wizard 12.0 Released (April 1, 2020)
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  2. Hadron

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    Version 12 is a bit annoying. Apart from a slow startup, it won't open maximized even if you select Maximized in the shortcut.
    It also has the annoying Quit The Program | Yes/No? when you want to close it.
     
  3. JasonUK

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    v12 installer blocked by WIndows Defender
     
  4. matra

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    If you buy the version with data recovery, it has also become considerably more expensive $ 99> $ 129
     
  5. Hadron

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    For anyone who is still using version 9.1, I would suggest that you stick with it.
    At least for now.
     
  6. Spartan

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    why?
     
  7. Hadron

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    Becuase I still use 9.1 on another computer, and it works just fine, and without the above annoyances.
    I also prefer the interface over the flat faded look.

    I don't see any benefits in upgrading to that.
     
  8. Spartan

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    I see. Thanks.
     
  9. TheRollbackFrog

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    I've been a PW user for eons. So far, there's not a single feature beyond v9.1 (and there hasn't been that many) that I've ever had use for over the years... v9.1 has done everything I ever needed done. The fast loading, simplistic, FREE, Linux-based Recovery Media disappeared in v10 and beyond... and the current v12 LIVE (as well as WinPE-based) application interface is cumbersome, much more than it needs to be.

    As a previous, long time user, I just haven't found any compelling reason to move forward with PW.
     
  10. Mr.X

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    I see a feature beyond 9.1: harder to crack that's it, they say. lol
     
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    Well, the v9.1 Recovery Media was FREE... I guess that was too easy to crack :argh:
     
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    ...and, a quick look on the Infobahn show that cracked versions of PW v11.6 (last before v12 release) abound.
     
  13. Spartan

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    I can't remember the exact version that I used before but I stopped using it as I had a license and they blocked it after a few re-activations and I simply do not do business with companies who do that (ehemm ehmm Kaspersky) . If I own a license, I want to be able to reinstall and reactivate as much as I want. I only have 1 computer but I format a lot.

    Do you have a link to the v9 that still works? I'm having a hard time finding a partitioning program that actually works. I tried AOMEI Partition Manager on 2 systems and it destroyed both of them when trying to resize the partitions.
     
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    last good versions i found was 9x
     
  17. Spartan

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    @stapp

    I installed v9.1, man it's so much better. v12 is very clunky and has a PUP. I also disabled it from having inbound/outbound internet access via the Windows Firewall rules and now it doesn't prompt me to upgrade when I launch it.
     
  18. Mr.X

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    Yeah lol.

    I'm looking for Bootable Media 9.1 (Linux based) iso. Can't find it after 30 min. searching around.
     
  19. Hadron

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    I have a MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional Ultimate + Lifetime Upgrade Service for 3 PCs License.
    I have just built a new desktop and wish to transfer the license from the old one, but it appears that it simply counts the number of activations and won't allow me to de-activate one.

    Does anyone have more information about MiniTool licenses?
     
  20. oliverjia

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    I'm afraid you'll have to reach out to the vendor and ask for their help
     
  21. Hadron

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    Thanks, Oliver.

    You're right. Lifetime is only lifetime if you can keep the activation alive for all your life. :eek:
     
  22. Spartan

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    That's why I stopped doing business with MiniTool I also had a lifetime license and got tired of having to email them to unblock my license all the time since I format a lot. I hate it when a paid license cannot be easily deactivated through some online portal or at least it can detect that you're not using it if you uninstalled it. Same reason why I won't touch Kaspersky products.
     
  23. DocHoliday951

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    it has no support for exFAT. I work a lot with USB sticks and SDHC. Not a deal breaker, but just an additional step I have to make.
     
  24. TheRollbackFrog

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    At the moment it seems to be able to create them (any size) and move them around, but not re-size them... that's very wierd.
     
  25. Hadron

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    I haven't tried a re-size, but I have extended into unallocated space successfully.

    By the way, MiniTool support is crap. I hesitate to even call it "support".
     
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