Which partitioning tool/software do you recommend for Windows 7 & Windows 8?

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  1. WSFfan

    WSFfan Registered Member

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    Which partitioning software do you recommend for Windows 7 and Windows 8 with the option of bootable USB?Also suggest any partitioning software that supports both Windows as well as Linux?
     
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    Don't know about 8, but GParted (bootable iso) for 7 definitely.
     
  3. pajenn

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    My current favorite is MiniTool Partition Magic. Their Home Edition is free and does most things most home users need. You can also download a bootable ISO from their site. It's a small, straightforward partitioning tool with a clear interface.

    It works on Win 7 and 8, and it can create windows and linux partitions (NTFS, FAT, FAT32, ext2, ext3, ext4 and linux swap). Good boot disk too.
     
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    Free tools here: -

    http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-free-partition-manager.htm

    I usually use Parted Magic live bootable distro as it contains G parted + other tools.
    http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=downloads#.UQOyEhCuqTQ

    Screen shots here......
    http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=screenshots#.UQOykhCuqTQ

    OR

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/partedmagic/

    But on Windows (XP) I've used EASEUS Partition Master
    http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm...... No experience yet on Win 7 or 8 sorry. :oops:

    Also check out the "other" sections of Wilders that hosts Paragon products here.......
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=338257

    Bottom line......No real experience with Win 7 or 8 to directly answer OP..but experience with using the above 2 programs, and these are recommended to the OP to research.

    best wishes....:thumb:

    - cheers,
    feandur
     
  5. Robin A.

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    Partition Wizard is very good. The last version, 7.7, "fully supports UEFI boot" according to the website. However, the information about the Linux-based boot CD is not clear. Can this boot CD boot an UEFI system with Windows 8 and SecureBoot, for example? Or is it necessary to disable SecureBoot to boot with the PW medium?
     
  6. pajenn

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    Dunno, sorry. MiniTool is just a very convenient, easy tool for basic partitioning operations. For something more demanding I'd probably try Parted Magic (based on its reputation) - it's basically a mix of GParted and other tools, although I'm not sure how well it handles Win 8 yet.
     
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