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Windows 7: Acronis Disk Director

12 Oct 2009   #31
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Thanks Eric,

Easeus is a good program, but the free version only works on 32 bit windows.

MT Partition Wizard free works on all bit versions and has a boot disc.

Partition Wizard is a Windows based FREE Partition Manager. It works as partition magic and supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 server and Windows 7. FREE for Home and Business user.


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17 Oct 2009   #32
TOF

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Does MT Partition Wizard install in Windows? Or does it come only on a bootable CD? Acronis DD is also able to make a bootable CD which should work outside the Windows 7 64 bit environment. Can someone verify this for me? Thanks!
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17 Oct 2009   #33
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, you can install PW in windows.

Check this link - you can download the Free Home Edition installer , and also the boot disc .iso.

http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

I don't think Acronis DD is free, and I believe it has issues with 7.
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18 Oct 2009   #34
TOF

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Thanks. Just tried it and it works very well on the 64 bit system. I guess I will depend on PW to prepare me for next weeks upgrade.
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18 Oct 2009   #35
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're welcome.
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19 Oct 2009   #36
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Acronis recently upgraded DD to build 2239 (from 2160) -- but it's still not presented as compatible with Windows 7, and there are bunches of posts on the new Acronis forums about serious problems with this new build.

They are also rumours about a 2010 version of DD -- but no actual release date yet.
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03 Nov 2009   #37
mlapoint99

Windows 7
 
 
Recovery from Disk Director Windows 7 boot failure

If like me, you installed Windows 7 and Acronis disk director only to find out that your PC is rendered unbootable, follow these directions:

Symptom: Windows 7 fails to boot, gives you a brief Vista boot screen, goes into boot recovery mode and fails to recover.

Solution:
1- Boot with your Windows 7 boot disk. Select your language and click repair your computer.
2- Select Windows 7 in System Recovery Options
3- Select Startup Repair

Your PC is now bootable.

Note: I tried doing the same procedure from the emergency W7 that is booted after the failure. You must boot from the installation CD for this to work.
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03 Nov 2009   #38
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Thanks for posting your fix, mlapoint.

I don't use Acronis - but I am sure many will find it useful.

Sounds like Acronis DD is to be avoided.

If Acronis manage to get a version that works -

I assume they will be giving them out free to those afflicted by the versions that caused all these problems.
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03 Nov 2009   #39
TheTech

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Acronis Disk Director Suite 10 will corrupt MBR on Dual boot. Version 11 is supposed to be Windows 7 compatable but no mention from acronis when it will be available. I just bought build 2239 and True Image Home 2009 , just to find out I have to pay to upgrade...not gonna happen....True Image home 2009 works awesome for Win7 x64 as a single op-sys boot.
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14 Dec 2009   #40
RADCOMJ1

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Seems like the Acronis team dropped the ball on this one. The product was highly rated in the Xp era but they don't seemed to have carried the expertise forward. Like partition Magic in the days of old it seems it you can have enough of a good thing . I recently used that partition wizard and it does what it said on the label and was quick too. Can't argue with price either
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