Vista's Partition Magic
Did you know that Vista natively supports partition resizing in Windows Vista? If you go into Computer
Management and navigate down to Storage, and then Disk Management in the right window pane you can select a
volume, shrink that volume by right clicking on the volume and selecting Shrink
This will open a dialog box to shrink the volume where you can configure how small you would like to make it, of
course it cannot shrink it past the size of the data on the drive, if you want to completely remove the partition you
can simply remove it and use its available space to increase the size of another partition. In this case I only shrunk
mine by 1 GB and it took just a few seconds.
After you are done shrinking the partition you can then select the other volume and right click it and select Extend
volume which launches the Extend Volume wizard.
Some things to note: For a boot partition to be expanded the new space must be adjacent and to the right of it and
be empty, so if I shrunk the utility partition to the left of the Recovery partition, I would not be able to use it with
my boot drive, also you can only expand on a disk that is a dynamic disk.
Partition Magic Vista Alternative - Free EASEUS Partition Master
NEW YORK, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- EASEUS, the technological leader in hard disk management software,
announced its latest version of EASEUS Partition Manager and renamed it as EASEUS Partition Master. Working as an
alternative to PartitionMagic(TM), EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition allows users to resize, move, copy, create and
delete partitions for free. Unlike PartitionMagic which fails to support Windows Vista, EASEUS Partition Master is
perfectly compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista.
Nowadays Windows Vista is becoming more and more popular, and the demand for partition software for Vista is
growing dramatically. Although the built-in Disk Management utility in Windows Vista allows users to do some basic
operations on hard drive partitions, it has some disadvantages. For example, it only allows users to resize NTFS
partitions and is slow in shrinking a partition. Moreover, it also lacks some advanced functions, including moving, hiding a
partition and making a partition scheme. So third party applications, like PartitionMagic are needed for better
performance. However, since PartitionMagic does not work on Vista, a PartitionMagic Vista alternative is needed.
There are lots of good partition tools available but most of them cost money. Fortunately, EASEUS Partition Master
Home Edition, as a PartitionMagic Vista alternative, is designed to meet the needs of computer users to resize partitions
in Windows Vista, and is totally free for home users. What's more, this PartitionMagic Vista alternative works perfectly
with hardware RAID without any data loss. Users can resize their hard drive with no need to reinstall the System.
For more information about this PartitionMagic Vista alternative, please refer: http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
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Publisher's description of Easeus Partition Manager
From Chengdu Yiwo Tech Development:
As Partition Magic alternative,EASEUS released updated version EASEUS Partition Master 3.5 Home Edition with
new features: convert File System from FAT to NTFS and explore FAT/NTFS partition. EASEUS Partition Master
3.5 Home Edition is an excellent partition management freeware. With its help, you can resize, move, copy, create,
convert, explore, delete and format partitions quickly and safely! The most attractive feature is it can resize/move
partition without destroying data. This free partition software works perfectly with hardware RAID and Windows
2000/XP/Vista Operating Systems. It not only provides convenient user-interface to simplify your job but also
enables you to configure and manage partitions of hard drive. Converting File System from FAT to NTFS and
exploring FAT/NTFS partition are available now. In addition, Disk & Partition copy is designed for protecting your
data. Main functions of EASEUS Partition Master 3.5 Home Edition: Resize/ Move partition Disk & Partition Copy
to protect data. Support hardware RAID Create & Format partition Delete/ (delete all) partition Convert file system
from FAT to NTFS Explore partition before any operation. Label partition View Disk/Partition property Set Active
Hide/Unhide partition Up to 1.5TB disk supported
New features: 1. Convert File System from FAT to NTFS 2. Explore FAT/NTFS partition