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Help please - or have I been Swindled - Partition Wizard 8

  1. #21


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I am still puzzled about the 46MB. How can that be a whole system.

    It's a boot medium not a system image.
    So where is the system. From where does it boot.

    I understood the thread that the intent was to put a whole system on a USB stick - like this.

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  2. #22


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I am still puzzled about the 48MB. How can that be a whole system.

    It's a boot medium not a system image.
    So where is the system. From where does it boot.

    I understood the thread that the intent was to put a whole system on a USB stick - like this.
    The system is on the computer.
    The way I understand it is, say you restart & it won't boot for some reason, you use the usb & it will boot.

    My computer boots just fine.
    If for some reason in the future it won't boot, I'll use the usb to boot it up.
    I hope I never have to use it.

    I have a Macrium image of my local drives anyway with the ability to reinstall everything in case of trouble.

    I just installed this mini tool to test it & answer jimbo's question.

    I uninstalled the mini tool & kept the bootable media creator.
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  3. #23


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Working now
    Thanks everybody

    The 32 vs 64 bit is actually irrelevelant in this case since we are talking about BOOTING the OS and not running under windows -- seems the problem is that some distributions of Partition Wizard download the .EXE file while others give you the .ZIP file which has all the extra bits and pieces.

    Actually I'm thinking of going back to GPARTED as it does everything also and is totally FREE - the disadvantage is that it ONLY runs as a stand alone system and not under windows or another OS - but when mucking about with partitions that might not be a bad idea either.

    (The bootable version of Partition wizard is a LINUX boot - nothing wrong with that - not a PE system which is why it's small -- a Linux kernel can be TINY - for example just look at the various releases of Android --essentially a Linux system). GPARTED is also small - based on DEBIAN I think.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #24


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I am still puzzled about the 46MB. How can that be a whole system.
    Yes, it's not a system or PE, this minitool iso is only for getting Partition Wizard up and going. Sorry for any confusion.

    BTW, using the Partition Wizard usb stick on a uefi system: needs disabling uefi in bios, then boot with the Partition Wizard USB stick, do the work, reset normal uefi in bios, and reboot OS.
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  5. #25


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    OK, I understand now. So it is in lieu of the PW bootable CD.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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