Partition Magic is a hard disk drive partition software utility originally made by the Power Quest Corporation but owned by Symantec in 2003. The software runs on Microsoft Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000 and XP, or from a bootable CD/DVD and has the capability of resizing, creating different drives (partitions) and other modifications to hard disk drives without losing any information on the hard disk drive.
X64 system refers to x64 editions of Microsoft Windows client and server, Windows XP Professional x64 edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 edition released in March 2005. Windows Vista, which also has many different editions, was released in January 2007. Windows Server 2008 was released on February 27, 2008; most editions of Windows Server 2008 are available in x64 and x32 versions. Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, and reached general retail availability on October 22, 2009; all editions except Starter and Home Basic support the 64-bit (x86-64) processor architecture.
"Can I use Partition Magic 8.0 on Windows Vista x64 to create a partition for a 32-bit OS (XP or Vista)"
"I have to create a new partition in a Windows 2003 Enterprise x64 R2. I am not sure whether Partition Magic is able to do it (resize disk and create the volume) on Windows 2003 x64 system"
There are a number of questions about Partition Magic x64. Many users would seek help from forum and find solutions about Partition Magic to work with x64 system.
At present, due to changing consumer usage trends and Symantec's desire to offer the highest quality and most innovative solutions for the latest operating systems, Symantec has discontinued Norton Partition Magic 8.0. As Partition Magic x64 alternative, EaseUS Partition Master free Free Edition and Professional Edition can partition Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7/8 x64 and x32 system easily and safely.
As Partition Magic x64 alternative, EaseUS Partition Master free Free Edition and Professional Edition can partition Windows x64 and x32 system with simple operations by its "Resize/Move partition" feature. Furthermore, EaseUS Partition Master can extend NTFS system partition without rebooting the computer. The following is step-by-step instructions to extend Windows x64 system partition with this Partition Magic x64 alternative.
The following is step-by-step instruction to extend system partition (C: drive).
1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master.
If there is no unallocated space behind the system partition, please follow the below steps. If there is unallocated space behind the system partition, please directly go to step 4.
2. Select partition E:, right click it, select "Resize/Move partition" and drag the partition handle leftwards to resize E drive. Then there will be unallocated space behind E: drive.
3. Move E: drive rightwards to let the unallocated space be behind the system partition (C: drive) and click OK.
4. Select the system partition (C: drive), right click it and select "Resize/Move partition", drag the partition handle rightwards to extend system partition (C: drive).
5. Click Apply.
For more detailed information, please visit resizing and moving partitions.
Besides partition manager for Windows x64 system, EaseUS Partition Master also provides Partition Recovery Wizard and Disk and Partition Copy Wizard features. It is a complete solution to solve your disk and partition problem.
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