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I used to use Patition Magic Pro from Norton to do disk partitioning.

Now that I have Windows 7, I have been warned, by the OS itself and later confirmed on the internet, that Partition Magic Pro has compatibility issues with Windows 7.

So, I am asking you which software partitioning software do you recommend. It would be great if it was freeware but I know it is hard to find a good parititioning app that's free, so, if you know a good one that's paid, there's no problem and please mention it in your reply.

Thanks in advance.

P.S. I am aware of "create and format disk partitions feature" of Windows 7, but that's not enough for me. I am using Windows 7 Professional 64 bits.

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I used the Storage module in the control panel -> computer administration, along with gparted. Both worked fine. What is is that you want to do that can't be handled by the in built partition software ? – Abhinav Jul 4 '10 at 13:15
I want to extend my C: drive, but the "extend volume" option isn't available. I suppose that's because it is some kind of special parition since it contains the OS. – nunos Jul 4 '10 at 13:31
up vote 8 down vote accepted

My choice would be:

MiniTool Partition Wizard - Freeware.

Other alternatives are:

Paragon Partition Manager Personal - Not free but there is an offer on now and its reduced by quite a bit.


Acronis Partition Manager - Also not free.

If you want a bootable CD to perform partitioning tasks, these are a couple of options:

Partition Wizard Bootable CD



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The New Acronis Disk Director 11 is out. . – Moab Jul 4 '10 at 15:34
@Moab: Or rather, this one -- it has more features. – Mehrdad Jan 10 '12 at 23:04
@Pulse: There is a free version of Paragon! – Mehrdad Jan 10 '12 at 23:07
@Mehrdad too expensive for me. – Moab Jan 11 '12 at 4:08

I've used: EASEUS Partition Master 6.0.1 - Best Free Magic Partition Manager It's free and it works

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Free version only works with 32 bit :) – ukanth Jul 4 '10 at 14:06

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