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    Upon the recommendation of many loungers in this forum I gave Easeus Partition Manager free edition it's first workout today.
    I was using it on my friend's brand new Dell Laptop...what's to loose just hit Ctrl+F11 if it screws up. Well, it didn't screw up worked like a charm. Where Win-7s builtin Disk Management application limited how much space I could steal from the C: drive Easeus let me size things just the way I wanted then a reboot to let it do it's thing and viola a new G: drive for data and all's well.

    Next we copied the contents of a Toshiba USB portable HD to the new data partition so we could reformat it into NTFS so Windows Imaging would work {at this point I didn't know if it would be destructive or not.} Did the job just fine and the data was in tact after it finished.

    As a long time Acronis Disk Manager user I'm thinking of migrating to Easeus as my primary tool {I'm still on Ver 9.0 of Disk Manager and the CDs won't boot on either my or my friend's Dells, even though I used it to initially set up my Dell last year...go figure}

    So I checked out the Easeus website and find that I have to move up to the Professional version to get the CD bootable version {a feature I deem necessary for this type of tool}. At $20.00 bucks it's a steal if it works as well as the free version.

    So loungers do any of you have experience with the Professional version of Easeus and the Boot disks it creates?
    Do the boot disks use Windows PE or Linux as their OS?

    I'm looking forward to hearing your experiences.
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    Darn RG, about 3 weeks ago the site that gives away s/w for free had Easues Partition Master v6.5.1 Pro for free. Sorry you did not see it, darn! Unfortunately, I have not had an opportunity to use it. Prior to this I have used Partition Wizard for these chores, so now I have both. I did not however get a CD bootable version as the free Pro version was a download. I wonder if the .exe file could be used to create a bootable CD? When I go to the Tool tab on the toolbar, it lists Create a Linux bootable disk. Is this what you are asking about?

    I also see under Wizards it has a copy disk and copy partition options. This appears to be an Imaging app as well, although again I have had not time to play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    So I checked out the Easeus website and find that I have to move up to the Professional version to get the CD bootable version {a feature I deem necessary for this type of tool}. At $20.00 bucks it's a steal if it works as well as the free version.

    So loungers do any of you have experience with the Professional version of Easeus and the Boot disks it creates?
    Do the boot disks use Windows PE or Linux as their OS?

    I'm looking forward to hearing your experiences.
    Your "Geekness",
    Hello.. Yes i use EASEUS "Master Pro 6.5.1 " and the previous releases back to V4.0 I have never had any problems with using them. The boot Disk is Linux... I'm not sure, but i think that with the "paid version" all the tools are working. If you watch "GAOTD" (give away of the day) they offer this program a few time a year... Check around you may be able to find the new version somewhere else available for a free download... i will search around and post back . Regards Fred

    PS: I had a look around and couldn't find the free full version (6.5.1 ) guess you will have to wait and find it again when they decide to do the "givaway thing" again
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    Ted & Fred,

    Thanks!
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    The copy disk wizard works well. I have used it to move to larger hard drives for some of my customers. It is a product that does a clone (not an image). You do need to tell the program to shut the machine down after the copy and then remove the old hard drive and replace with the new one before you boot again. This has something to do with identical hard drive ID's and if it is not done this way the cloned hard drive will not boot.......

    I had studied the up on the reasons at one point but I have slept since then and am too lazy to recheck the sources.

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