Partition Magic is a legendary product in hard disk drive partitioning field. It is originally released by PowerQuest but now owned by Symantec. In the past, partition resize could only be realized through complicated diskpart command line. As the name implies, Partition Magic converted DOS command to GUI and made the complicated simple. No matter what you are, computer geek or non-experienced green-hand, you can manage your disk partition easily and safely.
Partition Magic was capable of resizing NTFS or FAT (16 or 32) partition, and could copy partition and move partition, etc. However, the compatibility is not as powerful as its functions. It was not compatible with Windows 7/Vista and Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008. What's worse, the Symantec website stated that they no longer offered Partition Magic; they will never upgrade this software anymore, in other words, Partition Magic 8.0 will be the final version. This news makes thousands of users frustrated, disappointed and begin to search Norton Partition Magic alternative.
As the latest Partition Magic alternative – Aomei Partition Assistant Pro can perform basic and advanced features in Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 both 32 bit and 64 bit. The most important benefit is to resize partition without losing data. This new partition manager software has been recommended by many home users and IT professionals, and it gradually takes the place of the Partition Magic for its powerful feature and easy-to-use interface.
Partition Magic alternative key features:
Resize/Move existing partition without data loss
Extend NTFS system partition without restarting
Shrink volume to free up unallocated space
Merge partitions into a larger one
Split partition for different usages
Clone partition to transfer OS and backup data
Clone hard drive to upgrade disk without Windows reinstallation
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Try before purchase: you can download partition magic for windows 7 Partition magic Demo version and try.