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Giveaway of the day — Partition Manager 10.0 Personal (English)

Partition Manager 10.0 Personal (English) helps you to completely control and manage your hard disks.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 759 (76%) 234 (24%) 102 comments

Partition Manager 10.0 Personal (English) was available as a giveaway on September 30, 2009!

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Special offer for GAOTD users — Partitioning for Windows 7 and 64-bit version support!

We want to thank you for downloading our software and for giving us your comments and helpful suggestions. Giving feedback is essential for us to provide you with the best software utilities possible. As a result, now Paragon is happy to offer something that you’ve been asking for – our Partition Manager 10.0 Personal with support for the latest Operating Systems.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Fast and easy Partitioning: Perform partitioning operations in only a few clicks. Create, format, delete or undelete partitions, repartition hard disks without data loss, redistribute free space between partitions, merge two partitions to one etc.
  • Manage Vista/XP or Vista/Windows 7 on one PC: Run several versions of Windows on your PC and switch between them easily upon startup.
  • Resolve all common boot problems: With the Boot Corrector you can eliminate all common boot problems and keep your system stable.
  • And much more…

Limitations: no Virtualization Manager 2009 included

If you are 64bit system user follow the link here.

Technical Support:
During the Giveaway period Paragon Software provides technical support at http://twitter.com/paragonsoftware. Please, post your questions if you have any troubles while downloading, registering and using the software. Paragon Software’s support team will reply you as soon as possible.

System Requirements:

Windows 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit) / Vista (both 32-bit and 64-bit) / 2000 Professional / XP Home Edition / XP Professional / XP Professional SP 2 x64 Edition; CPU: 300 MHz or higher; RAM 256 MB; 100 MB HD space; Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher; SVGA video adapter and monitor

Publisher:

Paragon Software

Homepage:

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/pm-personal/index.html

File Size:

107 MB

Price:

$39.95

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Reply   |   Comment by 413736603  –  5 years ago
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To # 28: Thanks, tried your suggestion with to-day's offering. It worked. Lucky me I had installed "Cookie Editor" since otherwise you can't get at them. And, since some are useful, I do not want to remove them all. Question is, does the french portal ignore these cookies altogether, since I was able to download from there? Still GAOTD should do something about those cookies, don't you think?

Reply   |   Comment by Francis Vandenplas  –  6 years ago
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It's tough to trust Paragon's product when it can be so inconsistent. I have used the pro version as well as the personal version and it can work one time and not the next.

You need to be able to trust this kind of software more than some others. Tough to do that with this. Other options mentioned fair better in consistency.

I totally agree with Ric and fubar.

To give Asraf preference to spew his so called reviews is a dis-service to all GOTD visitors.

More often than not his reviews are just not factual in any way. Most of the time they are just wrong. He has followers that just think what he says is gospel and load the software with bogus facts.

There are many commenter's here that actually have computer knowledge and their opinions carry weight.

The supporters of Asraf are just as clueless as he is.
It's a shame that so many people will continue to be mislead by the drivel he dishes out.

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  6 years ago
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I'm certainly not impressed with nor do I trust Paragon products. Partition Manager 10 doesn't think that my USB flash drive has a valid file system. It was formatted by Windows, and Windows Disk Management says it's fine, and doesn't have any problems with it. If Paragon can't handle something that simple, I don't trust their utilities.

Today, there was a lot of back-and-forth about Ashraf. There were honest disagreements, some unnecessary name-calling, and some attempted rationalization of meaningless comments in his review.

There are several reasons why many of us frequently object to things which Ashraf says. For one, I think that it's a disservice for GOTD to give Ashraf special treatment. Giving him pre-offering information and posting his reviews first implies that they're more important than the other comments, but the quality of his reviews is generally quite low and he's driving GOTD traffic to his own blog. Ashraf doesn't understand that GOTD isn't a freeware site, and the implication that it is just attracts freeloaders and drives away good developers. People rightly complain that he posts meaningless opinions and lack of his own understanding of the software as cons. "Huge download size!" Well, duh, an ISO for a boot disc is bundled with the application. "Image backup size estimate is inconsistent and inaccurate." Um, that's why it's called an estimate. Based on comment #65, Win7User, it looks like it's assuming some compression and estimating the backup at 80% of the original size. If that's the case, actual compression will depend upon the data. Executables generally don't compress much, text compresses well. "Creating image backups is too basic." Well, this is a partition manager. If you want a backup application, use a backup application. Personally, I don't care what personal opinions Ashraf posts. The problem is that by giving him special treatment, GOTD is leading the uninformed to confuse his opinions with knowledge and facts.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  6 years ago
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would not hook up to the internet for some reason I know my internet is working good and this was just a deterrent to me

Reply   |   Comment by Ken Roberts  –  6 years ago
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update, it wasn't the program it was my firewall which was screwing up.
even though I gave the program full permission to run, windows 7 firewall was still blocking it, I guess I should have known it wasn't GAOTD that was the problem, when I tried to install the previous day driver magician and was getting an error and todays ( 10/1/09 ) radio recorder wouldn't install either.
beware of Windows 7 firewall, even shutting it down still it blocks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  6 years ago
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tried it install it with four hours left, but each time I attempted to get key by hitting setup it kept saying cannot connect please try back later.
It did install software informer but I didnt give it permission to do that.

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  6 years ago
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#87:
>> poor program- will not installed no my Vista computer

I guess everybody is eager to know more details about this :-) Cause I'm sure, many people downloaded and installed Partition Manager to their Vista system just fine.

The first thing that comes to my mind: you downloaded incorrect "bit" version?

#88:
>> Why does it give me Drive Backup 9 and not actually say Partition Manager 10?

Erm, that weird, the least to say. Do you have any other Paragon products installed? Which link you used to download PM? What was the name of the installation file you downloaded?

Reply   |   Comment by kiwi  –  6 years ago
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#84:
>> but may I know if the serial I got is for 32 or 64 bit? Anyone?

It's one serial for both versions.

Reply   |   Comment by kiwi  –  6 years ago
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#83:
>> It never installed the partition manager. Any ideas?

Please check comment #45.

Reply   |   Comment by kiwi  –  6 years ago
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#80:
>> Clicked on “get free serial”, nothing happened. No browser opened
>> to add email (though the previous step, Google Chrome opened).
>> How could that be?

Dear always, please check comment #21, which explains how to solve this.

Reply   |   Comment by kiwi  –  6 years ago
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#53:
>> “Limitations: no Virtualization Manager 2009 included”…
>> Without being able to Virtualize BEFORE “committing”
>> to your changes, you don’t have any way to verify that
>> you set everything the way you actually WANT it!

Virtual operations are available, so you can check what changes you are going to make before applying them. Virtualization Manager 2009 is an add-on that helps to migrate Windows installation to virtual environment like VMware, MS VirtualPC, etc; and this add-on is not included in this GAOTD's package.

Reply   |   Comment by kiwi  –  6 years ago
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#87: its not the program thats poor it's either you who installed it wrong or your computer!!!!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by thinkplz  –  6 years ago
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#69: This is free why complain when this program is free to use anyway you've not spent any money on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by thinkplz  –  6 years ago
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Why does it give me Drive Backup 9 and not actually say Partition Manager 10?

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  6 years ago
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poor program- will not installed no my Vista computer

Reply   |   Comment by will  –  6 years ago
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Cannot install. Got the following message.

Error 1324. The path Paragon Partition Manager?10.0 Personal contains an invalid character.

Reply   |   Comment by Nissin  –  6 years ago
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Sorry, I know this has nothing to do with this software but it is very relevant in both home and corporate disk management. If you find this inappropriate, feel free to delete it.

When it comes to Disk Management of any kind, I always trust the most perfectly reliable Acronis products. I've just never found anything more trustworthy. They have a really tight set of utilities. No, I do not have any affiliation with Acronis. I'm just a long time fan of their ever improving products. Although, I have to admit, I have not tried Acronis Disk Director Suite on Win7 yet, but there is a new version which I am going to test very soon. They've never failed me yet. The version of ATIES 9.7 I currently have requires that "Turn off Applications Compatibility Engine" be enabled in the gpedit in order to run under Win7 (If you find a program that won't run under Win7, that's always an option you can try. In this case, it works great!), but there is a new ATIES version, in which I assume they've probably addressed that minor problem. They're really on the ball.

Reply   |   Comment by The Grey Area - Tweaking Obsession  –  6 years ago
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#21 links directly to the website for getting the free serial, but may I know if the serial I got is for 32 or 64 bit? Anyone?

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  6 years ago
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I tried to install this but it said it had to check with GOTD for key avalibility. It then tried to get me to install a software monitoring and update program. When I stopped it from installing the other program it opened a website that said the partition manager hade been registered. It never installed the partition manager. Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  6 years ago
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To # 60 + 61 Ric something, I would like to see once, only once a review made by you. So far you only spewed venom, I don't like it. Very many would be happy without your poison here. Let's put this way, you didn't even take yourself the time to write Ashraf's name properly, that speaks plenty about your competence.

Reply   |   Comment by Purrete  –  6 years ago
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@4: Please try to distinguish "file systems" and "operating systems." Their claim is for file systems, which refers to the way files are stored and arranged on a disk. What you think the claim is for operating systems, which supports running programs and managing some data by reading and writing to and from various devices. A different file system for a different operating system can occur on the same disk, e.g. dual-booting Linux and Windows. Windows uses NTFS, while Linux uses ext2fs or ext3fs or still yet others. This program's claim is that it can read the other file systems, not run on their host operating systems.

Please do a bit of research...

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan  –  6 years ago
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Download OK; extracted, installed, asked for Product key and serial number.

Clicked on “get free serial”, nothing happened. No browser opened to add email (though the previous step, Google Chrome opened). How could that be?

Delete!

Reply   |   Comment by always  –  6 years ago
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#26 Bill, if YOU bothered to follow the link for the complete review you'd have found that at the time of my posting Ashraf did NOT elaborate on the FUDdy bug claim on his website either. He may have corrected his other review by now or not I don't care to give it another hit, he made the intial claim of the FUDdy bug here so should explain it here where he hopes to get his sites audience from. I have nothing against Ashraf and his reviews except when he makes an inflamitory claim and then fails to qualify or elaborate on the same claim like the one I asked him to clarify here, which he has yet to do. Also if Ashraf had updated his complete review to elaborate on the claimed but by the time you posted why didn't you present the information yourself? Pot calling kettle black comes to mind but is inacurate because I made no clever-dick comments but you certainly attempted to! My request for clarification of the "small bug" Ashraf claims still stands, unanswered. For all we know it could just be a GUI glitch or it could be data loss. But as yet no answer from the man who made the claim here.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 years ago
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I have a WD 80G Ext. HD that XP Pro wouldn't assign a drive letter to.
It show up in DM and on safelyremovehardware with no drive letter.
I had formatted the drive. Don't know what went wrong.
Used this software and all seems to be OK now.
I'm still kindda' afraid to unplug the thing and reboot.
If it doesn't work, I might just go off.

One more thing. If you're in the market for an ext. HD, research their support. WESTERN DIGITAL will cost you.

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  6 years ago
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Off Topic
At least Ashraf has to courage to put his name behind his comments, and not change it as others do as todays's Mt Rickarde Hempastampzingzcy tomorrow something else does!!
Leave the guy alone, all you jealous people out there, he gives his opinion of programs, clearly, concisely and freely, Jump on those who who just make stupid comments, or better still, those in here who just use the forum to bitch.
Nuff Said

Reply   |   Comment by gettingboredwithbackbiterszcy  –  6 years ago
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When the serial # is pasted into form message pops up "invalid serial #

Reply   |   Comment by Louis Verbracken  –  6 years ago
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Excellent software - flawlessly repartioned my 160GB hard drive into two separate drives. The backup was much faster than I could have imagined and a defrag utility with options to rearrange based on folders, file size and date used - awesome! I would have bought this program if I knew it worked so good!

Reply   |   Comment by RooperGee  –  6 years ago
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I have downloaded the Paragon Partition Manager every time that it has been made available on GAOTD. It downloads with no problem and installs with no problem. When I go to run the program the home page and all other pages are blurry, I can't read the fonts. I have changed the resolution on my computer screen trying to see if that was the problem, but no fix. I emailed Paragon and their support sucks, they may get back or not get back, you never know. No matter what they gave me no answer or fix. I have even copied the screen and sent it to them, but they have no comment back. I will download this one today to find out if it works. I run on 32-bit, Windows Xp

Reply   |   Comment by Michaelrx  –  6 years ago
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@Phoenix, posts 53 &57.

YOU CAN MAKE THE CHANGES VIRTUALLY, THEN APPLY.

The virtualization manager is something completely different.

The Virtualization Manager is a tool to help migrate a Windows-based computer to a virtual environment (P2V)

YOU CAN MAKE A BOOT DISC.

The PM9.5 Pro you already have is exactly the same build number as the PM10 Personal available today.

Despite being called 9.5 it is in no way an older build, or inferior.

Quite the opposite.

Because PM9.5 Pro is the professional edition - it has more functions.

Both the PM9.5 Pro and PM10 Personal have separate installers for 32 and 64 bit windows.

Hope it helps

Reply   |   Comment by SIW2  –  6 years ago
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#6 I know that Ashraf and other knowledgable psters here spend many hours on their reviews which you have the benefit of for free. You want to know what the bug is ? Go test it yourself and find out. Then post the information here. Thats what GOTD offerings are all about. They are for all to download and trying for ourselves and form our own opinions. Don't want to test and review ? Cant be bothered ? Dont know how to ? Then thats fine too but dont then go criticising others who do their best to offer their best reviews and comments. Review not good enough for you? You deserve as good a review as you paid for. And thats zilch.
To all those knowledgeable posters who do their honest best to offer their best reviews of the software on offer and opions and advice on the technical aspects for free I offer my grateful thanks. I know that some of them get disheartened by some of the negative posters who do nothing but complain and sometimes make personal comments. I hope you will continue to make your valuable contributions. Which are appreciated by the vast and usually silent majority of visitors to the site. Also my thanks to GOTD for making the software offerings every day and again for free to all who come here and download within the specified time.

Reply   |   Comment by tommy  –  6 years ago
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#57: "Making a Multi-Boot disc is NOT easy without a program like this, to handle all of the “bit-flipping” and “all-day procedures” that need to be done if you “do it by hand”"

It's not hard... just need to install the OSes in order. Vista's & the Win7 boot mgr have some decent features & can be customized using EasyBCD. The boot mgr included with today's GOTD can do some extra stuff, but it's more work & in many (most?) cases the Vista or 7 loader works just fine. If you can get your hands on it, you don't even need Vista or win7.

* * *

#66: "I am using Incredimail and so far I have not seen a return E-mail with the free Serial number, etc. Not even in my spam folder. Any ideas??"

Different email address? Besides the Spam folders on our hard drives, besides the Spam folders we see when logging into our email acct on the web, many services block Spam before it can ever reach those two folders. Brighthouse for example is known for this, & some senders will never get through. That said, give them more than the usual amount of time to respond -- today's GOTD is advertised on Dealnews etc & their servers might be getting hammered.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  6 years ago
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When it comes to deciding between Paragon Partition Mgr. 10 Personal, & the earlier GOTD Partition Mgr. 9 Pro, I don't see anything that would keep you from having/using both. I've kept a few versions of Paragon Software installed Side-X-Side, & haven't seen any ill effects at all for over a year now -- there are 2 files that go in Windows system folder, & the apps seem to share them just fine... I wouldn't run both versions at once, but then again can't think of why you'd want to.

The only warning I have, is that they seem to be getting hammered this afternoon -- for the 1st time I've used a download mgr (Fresh) with GOTD. Otherwise as noted at the top of this page, we don't get the Virtualization Mgr 2009, which is explained a bit here [http://www.paragon-software.com/home/vm/features.html]. Personally I find LiveXP to be more advanced & capable than WinPE, making that part of it no loss, but virtualization itself might have been nice, what with all that 7 brings to the table. For those who have yet to create a bootable USB stick, the ability to create one in Partition Mgr. 10 Personal goes quite a way to making up for that loss. Paragon also has a nice manual for Partition Mgr. 10 Personal to download &/or view on their site.

Partition Mgr. 10 Personal includes quite a few nice extras to make life more convenient, but IMHO you need to remember that these are there for your convenience -- not to replace Paragon's separate Backup &/or Disk Mgr software, or any of their specialized apps.

Alternatives: Easeus Partition Master (an earlier GOTD) is good, though it doesn't compare to Paragon in depth of features. Bootable disc images of a working Linux install are available that auto-run GPARTED, & many prefer that, even if it's no where near as easy.

Defragging the hard drive you've got several, quality apps to choose from, including from Paragon. Paragon is one of very few that work on the MTF [Master File Table]. JKDefrag, an old standby, has evolved into MyDefrag, with a 64 bit version available, but [unfortunately for some] it's also evolved into a script interpreter, losing it's well-known ease of use. [Tip: if doing a more in depth defrag, don't just turn off your A/V software, but for XP system drives turn off System Restore too. And yes, there are different kinds or methods of defragging a hard drive -- while the simplest makes sure all parts of a file are together, other methods move folders &/or data around on the disc to boost performance.]

Copying drives/partitions, it's hard to beat Paragon but Acronis comes very close [in total fairness many will argue it's better than Paragon]. When copying drives/partitions, an app is reading the actual raw data -- not files & folders, but the underlying data that makes them up -- the same way it does when creating a backup image. Writing that data is the same as restoring a backup image, only to another drive or partition. It's the nature of the process that anything on the target drive/partition is going to be overwritten. And it works best if you write that drive/partition data to empty or free space on the target drive -- not into a partition... the process will create the partition just by doing it's job. That way you're not trying to match or completely fill the partition that's already there -- filling a drive/partition works, just not as easily.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  6 years ago
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What's the point of this when there are better free tools like Gparted / PartED Magic

Reply   |   Comment by Exe  –  6 years ago
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Hi,

#67 From a quick read of the above Ubuntu is supported except if the format is ext 4.

Reply   |   Comment by MB  –  6 years ago
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does anyone know if it will work for ubuntu?

Reply   |   Comment by David Baldwin  –  6 years ago
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I am using Incredimail and so far I have not seen a return E-mail with the free Serial number, etc. Not even in my spam folder. Any ideas??

Reply   |   Comment by nad  –  6 years ago
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#59 - I guess it is easier to blame the reviewer (Ashraf) than to take time to try the program for yourself and see if the reviewer is actually wrong (which he isn't).

Image backup size estimate is inaccurate: I tried backing up 45 GB of data and was told that it would take ~36 GB of disc space. After the backup was done, the size of the backup was 45 GB and not 36.

Creating image backups is too basic: The image backup function lacks some of the features which can be found in most commercial disc imaging programs. (Set backup priority, change compression level, password protect the backup, etc.)

All the above does not make today's giveaway bad because it is a partition manager software and not a disc imaging program.

Reply   |   Comment by Win7User  –  6 years ago
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To everyone who corrected me Thanks! I am a Muppet I did not notice the link for 64-bit it works perfectly now as does all paragon software.
I apologize for being stupid and please ignore my idiotic previous comment, lol

Reply   |   Comment by Bazza  –  6 years ago
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just a quick word to all the ashraf.......bemoaners...if you took time to actaully follow ashrafs link and read the full write you would see that ashraf is actually impressed with paragon programmes
if anyone was really interested they actually read the full write up...
thanks again ashraf for your views (and we ecept they are exactly that) and glad you take the time to point out possible problems to us mere mortals who dont have a full understanding of computers
i regularly save your writes ups and then use them at my leisure when i am playing with the applications
i am slowly getting a positive use of the computer
thanks again GAOTD and ashraf
BIG THUMBS UP to both
( i dont care if people want to thumbs down me it is only my opinion)

Reply   |   Comment by quasimodos-twin  –  6 years ago
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My thanks to Paragon, GAOTD, and all the posters that contribute useful informtion!11 GIOVANNI - PLEASE DO NOT QUIT! The information in your posts is, 8 times out of 10, right on the mark. Perhaps the solution to keep you, and to not have your posts deleted, is - Post your comments, but do not include any negative reference at all to previous posts or posters. Another way of saying it -- review just the GAOTD offering, not another reviewer. PLEASE DO NOT QUIT! {Would it help if I told you you're actually 9 out of 10? No? Howabout - I'm 5"2", 118 lbs, blond, blue eyed, and single? I'm none of those things, but would it help? :>) }

Reply   |   Comment by hipockets  –  6 years ago
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#40 (and other non-lemmings)
THANK YOU for calling a spade a spade. Aschrapf is 1) A college kid 2)Trying to drive traffic to his website, where he monetizes the traffic with pay-per-click ads and so forth. Nothing wrong with that, but everyone here is being duped into clicking "for the rest of the story (which doesn't give you any more factual information than the drivel here).. and going to his site.

#26...yeah we get it... click on through to Asschrapf's site. It's not that he's leading a horse to water... it's that he's driving traffic to his site where he makes a couple pennies on it.

If you like the reviews - fine. Fiction of all kinds can make for enjoyable reading. Just don't confuse them with anything factual or journalistic - they're just some kid's unsupported opinion. If you want real software reviews, go to CNET, PCMag, CrankyGeeks, etc. There are a million places to get unbiased objective software reviews online.

Why do I have such a woodie about this? Because it's a disservice to both the software publishers, the users here, and GOTD to present such unchecked, subjective opinions like they are an objective factual review. It drives me crazy .

-Ric

Reply   |   Comment by Rickarde Hempastampzingzcy  –  6 years ago
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#1 - Asscharf -
It would be so nice if you would support some of your assertions with facts.

* Slight interface “flickering” after you click on a drop down menu.
(So? does everyone experience this or is it something peculiar to your computer? )

* Huge download size!
I'll give you this one 100+MB seems nuts for a small utility.

* “Install new OS” seems to be a bit unnecessary.
What do you nmean by "seems to be" ?? What is unnecessary about it?

* Image backup size estimate is inconsistent and inaccurate.
Give some examples.. this doesn't tell us anything. What should it be vs. what it actually is ???

* When expanding/redistributing free space, there is a small bug.
Oh yeah?? Like what? This is the kind of unsupported statement that just drives me absolutely crazy about your "reviews". WHAT IS THE BUG?

* You can’t copy a partition into an existing partition.
You can't do this PERIOD on any Windows computer. It's impossible to have an entry in boot.ini for a partition inside of another one. Blame Bill Gates, not Paragon.

* Creating image backups is too basic.
Oh yeah? Says who? I thought you liked uncomplicated. WHAT is "too basic" about it ??

* The convert file system to another without reformat is sort of a gimick.
Oh yeah??? Says who? If you're looking to wrtie a drive image to an external HDD and it's formatted FAT32, but Vista's backup/restore system will only work on an NTFS volume (true)... this feature would be an absolute lifesaver.. NOT a gimmick.

* So many features in one program… very confusing which one to use first =P
Now you know why it's 100+MB. Feature bloat might e a negative but since it's free and does a lot, why would you complain??

There is so much missing from your reviews. I wish you'd cover less ground but do it with more authority. The only way that happens is with some research and fact-checking. Dude, you have potential to be a good tech writer, why won't you buckle down?

-Ric

Reply   |   Comment by Rickarde Hempastampzingzcy  –  6 years ago
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very nice ..thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  6 years ago
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Very useful application. Thanks to the GiveAwayOfTheDay team and to Paragon Software. This is a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by Jiwan  –  6 years ago
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I almost forgot to mention that I got both the 32-bit AND 64-bit versions of the previous v.9.5 Pro, and the 32-bit version is supposed to work on both 32-bit AND 64-bit machines, or so they say;

(Since I DID also download the 32-bit version of 9.5 Pro to my 32-bit machine, I looked at filesizes, {I didn't do a "file compare"}, and the files appeared to be identical for both 64-bit and 32-bit v9.5 Pro);

Apparently, based on other comments here, with v.10 Personal, either they're NOT the same, or at least don't have the same download filenames, for 64-bit vs. 32-bit...

...although the prg COULD be the exact same program, like the 9.5 version has to be, since the 32-bit version claims to be able to handle either type of OS, and it'd HAVE to, when using it to make a Multi-Boot drive, since I can boot into either a 32-bit OR 64-bit OS on a 64-bit machine, once the disc has been set up with the proper OS's.

(As long as the hardware will handle 64-bits, you can install a 32-bit OS if you want to; Some machines will have one core of a "Dual-core" CPU "idling", while others will make use of the full resources of the machine, even in 32-bit mode, and some will simply run twice as fast in 32-bit mode).

(Making a Multi-Boot disc is NOT easy without a program like this, to handle all of the "bit-flipping" and "all-day procedures" that need to be done if you "do it by hand");

(Using a program like 9.5 Pro, or v10 Pers. to make a Multi-Boot drive, {IF they say v.10 can do it too}, is MUCH better & faster than trying to manually "Partition, Format, Repeat", then "Install OS1, OS2, OS3," etc., and each time, rebooting the machine and keeping your list of DOS commands by your side).

Another potential downside, which I hadn't noticed in the comments at first, is the program's apparent inability to make an ERD/EBD disc set (Emergency Rescue Disc-Emergency Boot Disc);

That would be "strike two" against if for me, IF I already have 9.5, but again, Paragon's been VERY good to the users of GAOTD, so they may come up with any "bug fixes" and make those available, too...

I'd give Paragon an "8+" on the scale of 1-10, (nobody ever makes a perfect "10", so they're doing pretty good in my book).

:o)

Reply   |   Comment by Phoenix  –  6 years ago
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Hey #10 look at this ...Limitations: no Virtualization Manager 2009 included

If you are 64bit system user follow the link here.
Technical Support:
It's just above the Technical support !

Reply   |   Comment by big dave  –  6 years ago
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To All the Clueless Haters:

Ashraf's reviews on this site are elegantly concise. Before you start spitting, enlighten yourselves with his in-depth reviews (it only takes one click). Highly informative, they're much too long to be posted on a community-based site such as this.

Reply   |   Comment by steve  –  6 years ago
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Installs, Registers and Runs fine on win7 32bits build 7100. nice ui. easy to use. it does create a bootable rescue CD which is nice.
as always, Backup before any major change and create the rescue CD.

thanks GAOTD and Paragon

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  6 years ago
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The big "turn off" for me would be Paragon's statement of:

"Limitations: no Virtualization Manager 2009 included"...

Without being able to Virtualize BEFORE "committing" to your changes, you don't have any way to verify that you set everything the way you actually WANT it!

Thanks, but I'll keep using the, (complete, "Pro"-version), 9.5, which was available here around 6 weeks ago or so, and I hope this helps all of the people who are asking "Should I use this instead of the 9.5?"

My answer would be: "If you got the 9.5 Pro version earlier, then keep using that one";
I've had it running all evening & night yesterday, and I used just about every function on it, with NO problems, on a VERY "quirky" XP-SP3 x86 (32-bit) machine;
So far, everything in the 9.5 Pro version hasn't shown up ANY "glitches" in any function, and I've been using it to death lately;
I prefer it, if only for its "Virtualization" functions, and it (9.5-Pro) has been working just fine, on both the 32-bit XP machine, as well as the 64-bit Vista machine,

...and even an Emulated Mac! (the old 16-bit Atari machines could be fitted with a cartridge that allowed full Mac emulation, right down to the disk drive formatting, and mine still works very well; Thank You, Dave Small!)...

If you DIDN'T get Version 9.5 Pro, then I'd say "Get this one", and see if any of the drawbacks are something that causes you enough problems to need to uninstall it & throw it out, but before you do anything, backup, backup, backup!

Also, check & see IF the links on Ashraf's site work for those two alternatives he mentioned, as well as any other alternatives; (I tried a few on his site the other day, but I didn't get anywhere; I don't know if the links were "broken", or if the server was partially down, or what, but I couldn't access some of the stuff that I really wanted to check out from there; I kept getting "server-like" errors, that left me with a blank page).

And don't forget about CNet, Major Geeks, etc. for possible alternatives, too.

I've found the recent stuff from Paragon to work well, but I haven't gotten this "v.10 Personal", since I already have the "v9.5 Pro", and that "Virtualization" feature really helps to make sure I've "got it right", BEFORE I "commit" to changing, + it works pretty fast, esp. with an External USB adaptor that lets me use either e/IDE or SATA drives connected to it.

:o)

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