It is necessary to employ a piece of professional partition software to manage your computer hard disks. And Norton PartitionMagic was once famous in this field for a long time. It was originally developed by the PowerQuest Corporation, but now owned by Symantec. Norton PartitionMagic was capable of resizing partitions without data loss, and can copy and move partitions to other disks, and more.
Since Symantec purchased Norton PartitionMagic in 2003, there has not been a new release, and Symantec has stated that it has no plans on releasing a new version. So it is just compatible with Windows NT/95/98/ME/2000/XP, while Windows Vista and the latter versions are not supported. With more and more new Windows Versions released, the old Norton PartitionMagic can’t satisfy your needs now. It’s time to search for PartitionMagic alternative to manage your computer hard disks.
Norton PartitionMagic Alternative - MiniTool Partition Wizard
MiniTool Partition Wizard, a piece of professional partition software, is developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd. This program can run on Microsoft Windows operating systems including Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 as well as Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012 32-bit and 64-bit. It can manage not only internal hard disks but also external hard drives. In addition, you can manage basic disks and dynamic disks at the same time by using this partition software.
MiniTool Partition Wizard offers five editions: Free Edition, Professional Edition, Server Edition, Enterprise Edition, and Technician Edition. Each edition works on different Widows OS and their features vary.
As for the OS environment:
Both Free Edition and Professional Edition can be used in Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10;
The rest three editions are widely used in Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2011/2012 R2.
As for their features:
Free Edition can be used to manage basic disks, such as creating/deleting/formatting/wiping/splitting partition, migrating operating system, file systems conversion between NTFS and FAT, disk styles conversion between MBR and GPT, partition recovery, rebuilding MBR, and more.
The rest four editions allow you to manage both basic disks and dynamic disks, such as converting dynamic disk to basic disk, creating/deleting/formatting/moving/resizing dynamic volumes, and more.
Among the paid editions, Professional Edition is designed for senior home users, Server Edition can be used in business environment, Enterprise Edition has unlimited usages within one company, and Technician Edition allows unlimited usages within unlimited companies.
You can see Compare Editions for details, and choose a proper edition for your personal use.
Besides, if the operating system fails to boot, the MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD is available for you to manage the computer hard disks..
You also can visit MiniTool Partition Wizard help tutorial on the official website to learn how to operate when you need.
MiniTool Partition Wizard not only devotes itself to develop the powerful partition functions, but also offers enhanced data protecting mode for you which will protect your data with its advanced security measures. When you are moving or resizing partition but a power failure or hardware failure occurs, all of your data and source files will be safe. Besides, its partition operations steps are optimized to save time for you.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is really a dependable and effective tool for you. Next time, when you are searching for a piece of partition software to manage your computer hard disks or external hard drives, the old Norton PartitionMagic is not your choice any more, while MiniTool Partition Wizard is absolutely the preferred software.
Till now, MiniTool Partition Wizard is updated to Version 9.1. And you can download the latest MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition to experience its powerful functions first.