It is well known to us that Norton Partition Magic is originally developed by
PowerQuest Company to help PC users to do hard disk partition. But now, Symantec is
the one in charge of Norton Partition Magic. Norton Partition Manager works on
Windows system environment to achieve resize NTFS or FAT16/32 partition, and copy,
move partition without data loss, even to other disk. It also supports conversion
among FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS.
Partition Magic was upgraded regularly, adding new and helpful features while owned
by PowerQuest. Since Symantec merged the software in 2003, it has not a new release
for a long time. As of October 13, 2011, Symantec company stated “Sorry, we no
longer offer Norton Partition Manager.” on their website.
Thus an obvious defect of Partition Magic is that it only works with Windows NT,
95/98, ME, 2000, and XP. With time goes by, Microsoft has published many new
versions of Windows system, therefore, Norton Partition Magic can not run on the new
operation system, like Windows8.1/8/7, etc. How to deal with this problem? To find
an alternative of it is very necessary. Fortunately, on the market, AOMEI
Partition Assistant concentrates all the functions of Partition Magic into
itself and is compatible with Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP (both 32 and 64bit).
Assistant Pro as the latest Norton Partition Manager, is an all-in-one partition
toolkit for Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows 7, Vista, XP and Windows 2000 (all editions,
support 32-bit or 64-bit). It is aimed at partitioning safely without data loss. To
find more details of feature, you can refer to here. And with
the help of friendly interface, this software is quite easy for green hand.
By the way, AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro has been upgraded to 5.5 version, with many
new functions, such as Windows To Go
system disk between MBR and GPT styles, create Windows PE bootable media
without having to install AIK/WAIK, and so on.