PARTITION MAGIC 8?

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Does NORTON PARTITION MAGIC 8.0 work with XP?
Does it require "activation?"
-Pete
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    Yes it works with XP, you insert the serial number at the time you install
    it. That's all it takes.

    <Pete@nospam.com> wrote in message
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    > Does NORTON PARTITION MAGIC 8.0 work with XP?
    > Does it require "activation?"
    > -Pete
    >
    >
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    It works very well on XP, including up through SP-2.

    A few suggestions to improve your experience with PM:

    1. Run CHKDSK on all partitions you plan on acting upon with PM. Let
    CHKDSK fix all file system errors, before running PM8.

    2. Run only one operation at a time, verify it worked as you expected. A
    confirmatory CHKDSK is a good idea on all new/changed partitions.

    3. If possible, defrag before using PM8. PM8 runs fastest when ity does
    not have to move a lot of files. This is most relavent when making a new
    partition from an existing one that already contains data.

    4. When you install PM8 it will offer to make a recovery floppy set, from
    which you can run PM8 without access to XP. Do it ! If anything goes wrong
    (never has for me), you might be able to fix it with this floppy set.

    5. As with all major disk operations, backup personal files before using
    PM8. I have found PM 4 through 8 safe on win95, 98, and XP. However,
    things can go wrong. For example, a power failure in the middle of some PM8
    operations can be fatal.


    <Pete@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:tzGVe.355$nF3.133@newssvr24.news.prodigy.net...
    > Does NORTON PARTITION MAGIC 8.0 work with XP?
    > Does it require "activation?"
    > -Pete
    >
    >
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    In article <tzGVe.355$nF3.133@newssvr24.news.prodigy.net>,
    Pete@nospam.com, says...

    > Does NORTON PARTITION MAGIC 8.0 work with XP?
    > Does it require "activation?"
    > -Pete
    >
    >
    >

    I believe activation started with v8.02

    And yes it does work............
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Pete@nospam.com wrote:
    > Does NORTON PARTITION MAGIC 8.0 work with XP?
    > Does it require "activation?"
    > -Pete
    >
    >
    Symantec (i.e., Norton) took over Partition Magic.
    My pre-takeover PM8 works beautifully in every respect.
    It works perfectly with XP. As for 'activation', I can't
    answer because mine predates the take-over.

    --
    William B. Lurie
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    PM 8.0 works perfectly with Windows XP. The version i use has never required
    activation.

    --
    John Barnett MVP
    Associate Expert
    http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org

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    <Pete@nospam.com> wrote in message
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    > Does NORTON PARTITION MAGIC 8.0 work with XP?
    > Does it require "activation?"
    > -Pete
    >
    >
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