Sign-in / Sign-up
Your question

Partition magic ver 8

Tags:
  • Partition Magic
  • Microsoft
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
Anonymous
February 18, 2005 5:13:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Does partiton magic version 8 work successfully with XP Pro Sp2?

thanks

Cr

More about : partition magic ver

Anonymous
February 18, 2005 5:13:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

"MS-News" wrote:

> Does partiton magic version 8 work successfully with XP Pro Sp2?
>
> thanks
>
> Cr
>
>
>
Anonymous
February 18, 2005 5:13:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I apoligize for the empty posts contained on this thread. I am new to this
forum and visually impaired. I do experience difficulty at times with
unfamiliar forums. Sorry about that.

"glenlakes" wrote:

>
>
> "MS-News" wrote:
>
> > Does partiton magic version 8 work successfully with XP Pro Sp2?
> >
> > thanks
> >
> > Cr
> >
> >
> >
Related resources
Anonymous
February 18, 2005 6:32:32 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

"MS-News" <nospam@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:o U6i9YfFFHA.2756@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Does partiton magic version 8 work successfully with XP Pro Sp2?
>

I run v.8 build 1242 with no problems.
Anonymous
February 18, 2005 6:32:33 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

"DJ Borell" wrote:

> "MS-News" <nospam@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:o U6i9YfFFHA.2756@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > Does partiton magic version 8 work successfully with XP Pro Sp2?
> >
>
> I run v.8 build 1242 with no problems.
>
>
>
Anonymous
February 18, 2005 6:32:33 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I have Partition Magic 8 but find the partition program that comes with XP-SP
to be easier, superior and less complicated. Can't understand why XP users
don't use the partition program that was was designed for it.

"DJ Borell" wrote:

> "MS-News" <nospam@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:o U6i9YfFFHA.2756@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > Does partiton magic version 8 work successfully with XP Pro Sp2?
> >
>
> I run v.8 build 1242 with no problems.
>
>
>
Anonymous
February 18, 2005 6:32:34 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

XP's Disk Management cannot resize partitions. While Diskpart, the command
line utility that ships with XP can do so, first, it is command line and as
such, generally not easier for users. Second, it can only do left-right
resizing, hence is nowhere near as versatile as most third party utilities,
it can only extend a partition into unallocated space but it cannot perform
right to left resizing which allows a user to make a partition smaller.

--
Michael Solomon MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User
Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

"glenlakes" <glenlakes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:54F81220-B96A-4B1F-9E70-A760D0D63B67@microsoft.com...
>I have Partition Magic 8 but find the partition program that comes with
>XP-SP
> to be easier, superior and less complicated. Can't understand why XP users
> don't use the partition program that was was designed for it.
>
> "DJ Borell" wrote:
>
>> "MS-News" <nospam@nowhere.com> wrote in message
>> news:o U6i9YfFFHA.2756@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> > Does partiton magic version 8 work successfully with XP Pro Sp2?
>> >
>>
>> I run v.8 build 1242 with no problems.
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
February 18, 2005 6:37:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

"Michael Solomon (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> XP's Disk Management cannot resize partitions. While Diskpart, the command
> line utility that ships with XP can do so, first, it is command line and as
> such, generally not easier for users. Second, it can only do left-right
> resizing, hence is nowhere near as versatile as most third party utilities,
> it can only extend a partition into unallocated space but it cannot perform
> right to left resizing which allows a user to make a partition smaller.
>
> --
> Michael Solomon MS-MVP
> Windows Shell/User
> Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
> DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
>
> "glenlakes" <glenlakes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:54F81220-B96A-4B1F-9E70-A760D0D63B67@microsoft.com...
> >I have Partition Magic 8 but find the partition program that comes with
> >XP-SP
> > to be easier, superior and less complicated. Can't understand why XP users
> > don't use the partition program that was was designed for it.
> >
> > "DJ Borell" wrote:
> >
> >> "MS-News" <nospam@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> >> news:o U6i9YfFFHA.2756@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> > Does partiton magic version 8 work successfully with XP Pro Sp2?
> >> >
> >>
> >> I run v.8 build 1242 with no problems.

I needed to use XP partitioning for only a one time shot making three
partitions in a 300GB HD. As an aging and infrequent computer user, I feel it
has served my purposes well and the price was right.

I understand your reasoning about PM but I really have no need for all of
its versatility. Perhaps if I were younger things might be different,
however, your comments are well taken.
Anonymous
February 18, 2005 6:47:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

DJ Borell wrote:

> "MS-News" <nospam@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:o U6i9YfFFHA.2756@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>
>>Does partiton magic version 8 work successfully with XP Pro Sp2?
>>
>
>
> I run v.8 build 1242 with no problems.
>
>
It works *extremely* well with SP2!!

--
William B. Lurie
Anonymous
February 18, 2005 6:58:59 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I understand.

I just wanted to be sure that other's reading the thread had a complete
understanding of what they get with the XP utilities and their capabilities
versus many third party products.

If a user is simply going to start from scratch with a blank hard drive or
wishes to start over on their current hard drive and they have no objection
to wiping the drive and starting over, they can do all they need to do in XP
Setup without any need for third party software.

--
Michael Solomon MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User
Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

"glenlakes" <glenlakes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 8E7727E-5525-4487-A9AD-31F26443D7A3@microsoft.com...
> "Michael Solomon (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>
>> XP's Disk Management cannot resize partitions. While Diskpart, the
>> command
>> line utility that ships with XP can do so, first, it is command line and
>> as
>> such, generally not easier for users. Second, it can only do left-right
>> resizing, hence is nowhere near as versatile as most third party
>> utilities,
>> it can only extend a partition into unallocated space but it cannot
>> perform
>> right to left resizing which allows a user to make a partition smaller.
>>
>> --
>> Michael Solomon MS-MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>> Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
>> DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
>>
>> "glenlakes" <glenlakes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:54F81220-B96A-4B1F-9E70-A760D0D63B67@microsoft.com...
>> >I have Partition Magic 8 but find the partition program that comes with
>> >XP-SP
>> > to be easier, superior and less complicated. Can't understand why XP
>> > users
>> > don't use the partition program that was was designed for it.
>> >
>> > "DJ Borell" wrote:
>> >
>> >> "MS-News" <nospam@nowhere.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:o U6i9YfFFHA.2756@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> > Does partiton magic version 8 work successfully with XP Pro Sp2?
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >> I run v.8 build 1242 with no problems.
>
> I needed to use XP partitioning for only a one time shot making three
> partitions in a 300GB HD. As an aging and infrequent computer user, I feel
> it
> has served my purposes well and the price was right.
>
> I understand your reasoning about PM but I really have no need for all of
> its versatility. Perhaps if I were younger things might be different,
> however, your comments are well taken.
>
Anonymous
February 18, 2005 7:55:09 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I assume you're referring to the Disk Manager MMC snap-in. That does work
well for certain, limited, functions, but in no way performs all the
functions available with a third-party app like Partition Magic. If nothing
else, you cannot move or resize partitions using only the Windows
utility...a very nice feature if you multi-boot and want to alter the amount
of available space, in a non-destructive manner, in any particular
partition.

"glenlakes" <glenlakes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:54F81220-B96A-4B1F-9E70-A760D0D63B67@microsoft.com...
>I have Partition Magic 8 but find the partition program that comes with
>XP-SP
> to be easier, superior and less complicated. Can't understand why XP users
> don't use the partition program that was was designed for it.
Anonymous
February 19, 2005 1:31:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

MS-News wrote:
> Does partiton magic version 8 work successfully with XP Pro Sp2?

Actually, I've been happy with PM 7 (plus all the updates installed)
with SP Home. I bought it new for about $5 on eBay. Downlevel software
versions are quite cheap there.

Some people say it won't work with XP, but I've never found any problem
at all.

Bill
Anonymous
February 19, 2005 9:42:54 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Bill Martin -- (Remove NOSPAM from address) wrote:

> MS-News wrote:
>
>> Does partiton magic version 8 work successfully with XP Pro Sp2?
>
>
> Actually, I've been happy with PM 7 (plus all the updates installed)
> with SP Home. I bought it new for about $5 on eBay. Downlevel software
> versions are quite cheap there.
>
> Some people say it won't work with XP, but I've never found any problem
> at all.
>
> Bill
>
Add me to the 'very satisfied, no problems' list.

--
William B. Lurie
February 19, 2005 12:37:58 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

"glenlakes" <glenlakes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:54F81220-B96A-4B1F-9E70-A760D0D63B67@microsoft.com...
>I have Partition Magic 8 but find the partition program that comes with
>XP-SP
> to be easier, superior and less complicated. Can't understand why XP users
> don't use the partition program that was was designed for it.

Mainly because you can't use it "after" installing WinXP.
(Unless re-installing is not a problem)
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 3:24:33 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

glenlakes;
after reading further in your "numerous" posts, I see that you are
"visually Impaired".
I apologize for chastising you in the last post.

Perhaps the reason you posted this :

"I have Partition Magic 8 but find the partition program that comes with
XP-SP
to be easier, superior and less complicated. Can't understand why XP users
don't use the partition program that was was designed for it"

Is because you just couldn't read and follow the directions in Partition
Magic"
I suggest you install it and read the directions and you will definitely see
why!
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 5:34:22 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

LowerEastSide wrote:
> glenlakes;
> after reading further in your "numerous" posts, I see that you are
> "visually Impaired".
> I apologize for chastising you in the last post.
>
> Perhaps the reason you posted this :
>
> "I have Partition Magic 8 but find the partition program that comes with
> XP-SP
> to be easier, superior and less complicated. Can't understand why XP users
> don't use the partition program that was was designed for it"
>
> Is because you just couldn't read and follow the directions in Partition
> Magic"
> I suggest you install it and read the directions and you will definitely see
> why!
>
>
----------------

Actually, perhaps you're a bit visually impaired yourself? It's
customary that if you're going to chastise Glen Lakes, you'd attach your
note to his. Not to Bill Lurie's who has committed no sin...

Bill