- 1 Download MiniTool Partition Wizard 12.1 For Free Now!
- 2 MiniTool Partition Wizard Is Powerful Portable Partition Magic
- 3 About Migrate OS to SSD/HD
- 4 Add Boot Menu
- 5 Free Partition Wizard FAQ
- 6 What Exactly Is MiniTool Partition Wizard?
- 7 More Editions for You
- 8 How to Partition SD Card Easily
- 9 Universal Restore
- 10 Download & Install FAQ
- 11 Remote
- 12 Editors’ Review
- 13 How to Migrate OS to SSD/HD
- 14 Mount
- 15 Для чего нужна утилита MiniTool
- 16 Guides & Tips
- 17 MiniTool PXE Boot
- 18 Clone Disk
- 19 Guides & Tips
Download MiniTool Partition Wizard 12.1 For Free Now!
MiniTool Partition Wizard
MiniTool Software Limited
Apr. 1, 2020
- For average users to manage basic disks including disk check, hard drive repartition and file system conversion.
- Support Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 (all editions, 32/64 bit).
Pro Edition — Trial
- For advanced users to manage basic disks and dynamic disks. Covers full features including disk check, hard drive repartition, MBR/GPT disk conversion, dynamic disk management and data recovery.
- Support Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 (all editions, 32/64 bit).
MiniTool Partition Wizard Is Powerful Portable Partition Magic
Explanation? Well, for some Windows users, they don’t tend to install too much software on the PC, especially the ones they only operate occasionally.
To be honest, disk and partition management also belongs to the occasionally schedule, and users only need partition tools when they have to make the change, such as extend system partition after several years’ usage, while the next time to manage disks and partitions is uncertain.
MiniTool Partition Wizard puts forward portable partition software to meets both sides. You can store it in a USB drive without having to install it on your PC, OR struggle between installing and uninstalling the program for certain reasons.
1. What Can MiniTool Portable Partition Manager Do?
Although MiniTool cuts off the installing process, the features of portable partition manager keep coincident with Partition Wizard Free Edition, because it comes right from the latter one. What you can find in Partition Wizard Free Edition also appear in the portable version. (View full features)
Below is a screenshot after we decompress MiniTool portable partition manager.
Works for Windows 10, Windows 8.1/7/Vista/XP 32-bit and 64-bit
2. How Can You Get MiniTool Portable Partition Magic?
Well, we have prepared a package in consideration of users’ convenience. With this package, you can bring it to anywhere you reach, and deal with the disk & partition issues at home and your workplace; or help your friends to get out of their trouble. Download portable partition magic!
3. How to Use MiniTool Portable Partition Manager?
Step 1. Download MiniTool portable partition manager to your portable USB drive and then decompress the package.
Step 2. When you need to carry out disk and partition management, connect the USB drive to the computer you are going to operate and then you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard without installation.
About Migrate OS to SSD/HD
In today’s era, computer hard drive is not only the medium to store and exchange data, it also provides an entertaining way. Users can download good music tracks and movies to the hard drive so as to listen to or watch them whenever they want.
As the size of files stored on the hard drive is increasing, the running speed and responding speed of computer will be greatly affected. Meanwhile, the appearance of SSD offers users a wonderful experience in speed. So to replace the old hard drive with a new SSD or migrate OS to new SSD becomes the first choice to improve computer performance and speed.
In addition, some large-scale online games are required to download to hard drive. This can easily make the old hard drive run out of space in a short time. The most direct and effective way to deal with this situation is also to replace the old hard drive with a new larger SSD or HD.
In both cases, if users don’t want to reinstall Windows and programs or don’t want to lose anything, we highly suggest using Migrate OS to SSD/HD feature of MiniTool Partition Wizard to do this, which is an easy and safe process.
Below is a detailed MiniTool Partition Wizard tutorial on OS migration.
Note: The migration process of Partition Wizard will destroy all data in users’ target disk, so users would better transfer data to another device or make a backup in advance. Yet, it doesn’t have any effect on the data in the original disk.
Add Boot Menu
Normally, it is required to burn an .iso file to an USB flash drive or CD/DVD disk to create a bootable media. However, MiniTool ShadowMaker puts forward an easier way to achieve this aim. By simply adding MiniTool ShadowMaker to the boot menu, you can enter the MiniTool Recovery Environment which will start Windows PE and allow full system restore without a bootable media.
How to Add Boot Menu
Step 1. Enter Add Boot Menu under Tools.
Step 2. Select Add Boot Menu and confirm the operation.
Step 3. Wait for the operation to complete.
When MiniTool Recovery Environment is added to Windows start-up menu, you can choose to enter Windows OS or choose to enter MiniTool Recovery Environment.
How to Delete Boot Menu
If you no longer need MiniTool Recovery Environment, you can delete the boot menu.
Step 1. Enter Add Boot Menu under Tools.
Step 2. Select Delete Boot Menu and confirm the operation.
The deletion will be finished quickly.
Free Partition Wizard FAQ
Is MiniTool Partition Wizard Free for Windows 10?
MiniTool Partition Wizard Free is definitely among the best free partition manager software for Windows 10. This free program enables users to redistribute hard drive space and check hard drive health. Feel free to download it and have a try.
Can I use MiniTool partition software Free with Windows Server OS?
The free edition of MiniTool Partition Wizard denies usage on Windows Server OS. For those who would prefer a free trial before purchase, applying the Server Trial edition is a good choice.
Is MiniTool partition manager safe?
MiniTool Partition Wizard is absolutely safe to download and install. Based on a wide variety of criteria, the mainstream antivirus software on the market all rate it 100% safe for your devices.
How to uninstall MiniTool Partition Wizard Free?
- Click Windows 10 search bar, then type “MiniTool Partition Wizard”.
- From the best match, click Uninstall.
- When you are in Programs and Features, scroll down the program list until you find MiniTool Partition Wizard.
- Right-click on it and choose Uninstall.
- Follow the on-screen wizard to finish uninstalling.
What Exactly Is MiniTool Partition Wizard?
All-in-one Disk Partition Manager
As best partition manager for Windows, MiniTool Partition Wizard aims to maximize disk performance. It helps create/resize/format partition flexibly, convert disk between MBR and GPT disks, convert partition between NTFS and FAT32, and convert dynamic disk to basic without data loss in a few clicks.
Effective Data Recovery Program
MiniTool partition manager software offers two perfect solutions for data recovery. Partition Recovery Wizard can quickly find and recover the lost partitions while Data Recovery feature just hits the score when you are struggling to recover deleted files and retrieve lost data from damaged, formatted, and inaccessible drives.
(Which edition should you get for Data Recovery?)
Powerful Disk Clone Tool
Disk clone or system migration is most frequently used to back up and upgrade hard drive. Disk cloning works perfectly when you are forced to make an instant backup. System migration returns you to act on the new disk in a while. No need to spend hours reinstalling operating system and applications.
Striking Disk Diagnostic Master
As comprehensive disk check master, MiniTool Partition Wizard can measure disk read/write speed, analyze disk usage on computer, verify the file system integrity of a volume and fix logical file system errors, and quickly detect if there are bad sectors on the drive.
More Editions for You
Despite this portable partition magic, MiniTool Partition Wizard offers another five editions to satisfy various user demands. Just choose the one that is most suitable for you. To know their differences, please visit Edition Comparison.
|For Home Users|
Partition Wizard Pro Annual(1-year free upgrade)
Partition Wizard Pro Deluxe Annual (1-year free upgrade)
Partition Wizard Pro Ultimate (lifetime free upgrade)
|For Server Users|
Partition Wizard Server (1-year free upgrade)
Partition Wizard Server (lifetime free upgrade)
|For Enterprise Users|
Partition Wizard Enterprise (lifetime free upgrade)
Partition Wizard Technician (lifetime free upgrade)
How to Partition SD Card Easily
As we can see from the table, SD cards may have a huge capacity. Therefore, some users want to perform partition management with reliable partition manager to increase the internal storage of Android phones. MiniTool Partition Wizard is such a reliable Partition Manager that works perfectly with SD card. Partition Wizard Free Edition is a powerful SD card partition tool available for Windows home users, and is much more powerful than other partition software in the same category. With free MiniTool Partition Manager, you can Create Partition, Delete Partition, Format Partition, Move/Resize Partition, Split Partition, Copy Partition, Convert File System, Hide/Unhide Partition, Explore Partition, etc. As freeware, this partition software can take place of some expensive partition management software, such as Partition Table Doctor, Acronis True Image as well as Paragon Partition Manager. Then let’s see how to partition SD card using MiniTool in Windows (compatible with Windows 10/8.1/7). Before you do: 1. Download and install Free MiniTool Partition Wizard. 2. Connect SD card via card reader to computer (maybe a previous data backup is necessary). 3. Run MiniTool Partition Wizard Free.
Step 1: Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard to the main interface and then your SD card is displaying there. If there is no partition on the SD card, please move to Step 3 to partition micro SD card.
Step 2: Right-click on the SD partition and choose Delete, then click Apply to make it an unallocated space for further use.
Step 3: Follow the sequence in the picture to create a new partition on the SD card. Please specify the parameters of SD partition (partition label, drive letter, file system, partition size…) on your demands.
Tip: If you are increasing the internal storage space of Android, you can create a small partition first and then continue creating a second partition.
Kind remind: Please note that Windows OS earlier than1703 can only recognize and display the first partition on a removable disk.
That’s all for how to partition SD card Windows 10/8/7. Like this post? Share with your social circle!
In addition to partitioning full SD card, mini SD card, and micro SD card, this SD card partition tool can also be applied to partition local hard drives and external hard drives. Now it is your turn to download this free SD partition tool to have a try!
See also: How to Partition a Hard Drive in Windows 7/8/XP
Restoring system to original hardware or identical hardware is easy. However, if you try to restore system to dissimilar hardware, the restored system is likely to fail to boot. This is because the new hardware is incompatible with the critical drivers included in the system. Thus, the Universal Restore feature can help to install and update drivers so as to solve some incompatible problems.
MiniTool Universal Restore technology enables you to restore your system to any available machine. If you are trying to restore system to a computer with dissimilar processor, motherboard, or chipset, MiniTool Universal Restore is useful. This utility will find and install necessities for devices that are critical for the current operating system to start up.
To restore Windows backup to a different computer, ensure that you have the bootable edition of MiniTool ShadowMaker created by MiniTool Media Builder.
Then, use feature to restore the system image to the hard drive of crashed computer. Next, use Universal Restore to finish the incompatibility repair.
How to Carry out Universal Restore
Step 1. Enter WinPE created by MiniTool ShadowMaker.
Step 2. Under Tools, select Universal Restore.
Step 3. MiniTool Universal Restore will automatically detect and list the operating systems installed on the hard drive for you to choose.
Step 4. Select the operating system to be restored and press Restore button. When the process is finished, you can exit WinPE and boot Windows on dissimilar hardware successfully.
Download & Install FAQ
Failed to download the program — Network Error
Upgrade page for MiniTool Partition Wizard:
Upgrade page for MiniTool Power Data Recovery:
Free home version doesn’t seem to be downloading?
You can download MiniTool Partition Wizard Free version from
Kindly reminder: if you are using Windows Edge, after hitting the download button, please check the download task list. The download will be pending until you select Run, Save or Save To.
Or, please go back to the previous page, you may be asked to Save, Run or Cancel the download.
However, if your system is running another browser, please check if there is a download task which is located at the bottom of the browser page.
Receive the error «the signature of this program corrupt or invalid» when downloading Partition Wizard.
Every time I try to install or open the program, my antivirus software detects it as a virus, malware, or unwanted program. What’s the problem?
This is a false positive mainly reported by ESET, and it appears because we add the shell to prevent our program from being cracked. Please rest assured. Our program is 100% safe, and it is harmless to your data and system.
Can’t install Partition Wizard and receive the error message: An error occuured while trying to rename a file in the destination directory: MoveFile failed; code 5.
Please try the following methods:
- Go to C:\Program Files to delete the folder MiniTool Partition Wizard 10, and install the program again.
- Install the program to another path.
- Choose Ignore.
Received the error «the procedure entry point getlogical processor information could not be located in the dynamic lik l8ibarart KERNAL.32.dll» when installing MiniTool Partition Wizard.
The error message shows Partition Wizard doesn’t support your system. For Windows non-server operating systems, it requires 32 bit XP SP3 and 64 bit SP2 at least. For server operating systems, it requires Windows 2000 SP4 at least.
Received the error «The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program» when installing MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Could you please try the following methods:
- Install the program as administrator.
- Redownload the program and install it again.
It reports additional software will be installed. Is it safe? Can I remove it?
It reports additional software will be installed. Is it safe? Can I remove it?
The Remote computer is a computer which you cannot access physically. But you can access or manage it via some kind of computer network. The Remote connections are made by the use of network that connects to the computer and the device that is used to access it.
For example, MiniTool ShadowMaker enables you to access it or manage it after inputting the IP address. After that, you can manage the remote computer as long as they are on the same LAN.
How do you know the IP address of your computer?
In order to know the IP address of your computer, you can open the Command Line window, then input the ipconfig command and hit Enter to continue. Thus, you can see that the IPv4 address of your computer is listed here, which can be used to access your computer by other people. Of course, you can also know the IP address on the Network and Sharing Center.
How to access Remote computer?
Go to the Tools page, click Remote, and MiniTool ShadowMaker will relaunch. Then, input an IP address in the pop-up window and press the right Connect button to start the remote backup.
- Partition Wizard’s outstanding aspect is not its capabilities, which are largely mirrored in other programs, but how easy it is to use for basic operations.
- Considering this is a truly free tool, I would recommend any Windows user that looks for an easy and powerful way to manage his/her disks and partitions, installing and trying MiniTool Partition Wizard.
- MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition does what pricey premium tools do, and more — yet it’s free. It remains our primary disk utility.
- Take one look at MiniTool Partition Wizard: first, it makes partitioning much simpler and friendlier than the Windows tool. Second, it’s much more flexible than Windows’ rather basic tool.
How to Migrate OS to SSD/HD
Step 1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard to get its main interface.
Step 2. Click on Migrate OS to SSD/HD in the toolbar.
Step 3. Choose a right method to migrate system disk and click Next.
Option A. To Replace the System Disk
Firstly, please select the target disk to migrate system disk to and click Next.
Then, choose a copy option. Alternatively, users can manually edit partition size by inputting exact partition size in MB, GB, or TB.
- Align partitions to 1MB could help improve performance for SSD and advanced format disks, so please keep it checked if users are using such devices.
- Checking Use GUID Partition Table for the target disk makes it possible to use all space of hard disk larger than 2TB, but UEFI boot should be enabled in BIOS.
- MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition doesn’t support migrating OS on MBR disk using GUID Partition table for the target disk.
- If users want to migrate Windows which is installed on a GPT disk, they will not see the option Use GUID Partition Table for the target disk.
Next, read a popup note and click Finish to continue.
At last, click Apply button to execute pending operations and tap Yes in pop-up prompt window to allow changes.
Option B. To Migrate Windows Only
Here, users also need to select the target disk to transfer Windows 10 to and click Next.
Then, select a copy option and click Next.
Next, read the boot note and click Finish.
At last, click Apply button in the toolbar to execute pending operations and tap Yes in the pop-up prompt window to allow changes.
SSD Best Sellers
Now you already know how to migrate OS to SSD/HD. Here are the best sellers on the SSD market. Choose one that fits your needs best.
|Product Name||Intel 660p Series (1TB) SSD||Corsair MP500 (480GB) SSD||Samsung 860 EVO (250G) SSD||Samsung 970 EVO NVMe (500GB) SSD||Adata SU800 SATA (1TB) SSD|
|I/O Speed||Up to 1,800MB/s||Up to 3,000MB/s||Up to 550MB/s||Up to 3500MB/s||Up to 560MB/s|
|Pros||Very good NVMe performance most of the time.Extremely affordable.5-year warranty.||
Black printed circuit board.Copper strip technology.High-Performance.NVMe-Enabled.
Good overall performance.Outstanding endurance rating.Samsung Magician software.Hardware-Based encryption.Package with DRAM cache and cloning.5-year warranty.
Affordable (relatively) NVMe drive.Excellent sequential readsAvailable in up to 2TB capacity.Almost 50% shorter file transfer times.5-year warranty.
Adata SSD Toolbox.Acronis Data Migration.Fair pricing.
|Cons||Slows to 100MBps writing during very long transfers.||
High initial pricing.Low warranty terms.Lack of progress for the E7 controller.
Slows to just over 600MBps after cache is exceeded.Occasionally trails 960 Pro.Lower capacities could be cheaper.
Micron 384Gbit 3D TLC NAND.Low throughput.High latency.Low notebook battery life.
|Buy||Buy on Amazon||Buy on Amazon||Buy on Amazon||Buy on Amazon||Buy on Amazon|
Mount enables to load images as virtual drives so that you can access them as if they were physical drives. Once an image is mounted, a new disk appears in Windows Explorer.
How to Mount an Image
Step 1. Enter Mount under Tools, and then select a backup task from the list window.
Step 2. Select a backup task from the list and then click Next to continue.
Step 3. Select a backup version and hit Next to go on.
Step 4. Choose a partition to be mounted and click Finish.
Step 5. MiniTool ShadowMaker will ask you whether you want to mount the drive image, click Yes to confirm.
Immediately the mounting operating is finished. Now you can see the new mounted partition under Windows Explorer.
Для чего нужна утилита MiniTool
Простой и удобный профессиональный инструмент для работы с носителями MiniTool Partition Wizard приобрёл популярность ещё много лет назад и пользуется спросом всё это время. Применяется утилита для решения различных задач, таких как разметка дисков, изменение размера разделов, создание, удаление, конвертирование файловой системы, клонирование томов, восстановление загрузочной области и многих других операций с накопителями. Существует немало версий программы и доступна она как в платном, так и бесплатном варианте, что для обычного пользователя версия Free будет отличным решением, а если основных функций всё же будет недостаточно, то можно подписаться на лицензию или купить профессиональную редакцию навсегда. Кому-то, например, приходится работать с таким софтом ввиду особенностей деятельности.
Программный продукт нетребователен к ресурсам и подходит MiniTool Partition Wizard для всех версий и редакций операционной системы Windows, включая XP и Vista.
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MiniTool PXE Boot
PXE is short for Preboot Execute Environment. MiniTool PXE Boot is designed to boot many computers from micro system in network. To put it simple, you can use MiniTool PXE Boot to make other client PCs boot from the same network. After booting, all client PCs are able to back up, restore or clone with tools offered in Windows PE micro system. In a word, MiniTool PXE Boot offers the best way to maintain multiple computers in LAN.
Step 1. Select PXE under Tools on host computer.
Step 2. Click Start button to begin the PXE service.
MiniTool PXE Boot tool will configure related DHCP values automatically. However, before you click Start, you can change the values by entering Settings.
Step 3. In a few minutes, MiniTool PXE Boot will start the service to connect client PCs.
When you see the information «Connected to the server», you can set the client PCs to boot from network in BIOS. When all client PCs are booting from PXE network, maintaining hard drives on many clients will be easier.
Step 4. When you have finished all tasks on all client PCs, you can stop PXE service on the host computer.
Clone is another useful feature of MiniTool ShadowMaker, which is significant for hard drive upgrading. A big difference between disk clone and disk image is that when you clone a disk, you can directly use it after the operation, while you will have to restore a disk image before you can use it directly. MiniTool ShadowMaker even can help you to clone the dynamic disk.
Is it better to make a clone? This depends on the actual situation. If you need to upgrade disk to a larger one without reinstalling OS, cloning is recommended. If you want to back up disk data to an image file, cloning cannot realize it but the backup feature can.
How to Clone Basic Disk
Step 1. Go to Clone Disk under Tools.
Step 2. Choose which disk to clone and where to store the copy.
Step 3. Confirm that you want to start the task and wait for the process to finish.
Message you should pay attention to:
When disk cloning is finished successfully, you will see the following message:
This means both the source disk and the target disk has the same signature, thus one disk is marked as offline by Windows. Just remove one that you don’t need.
By ticking «Shut down the computer when the operation is completed», you can take either the source disk or the target disk out of computer after the cloning.
How to Clone Dynamic Disk
MiniTool ShadowMaker also enables you to clone the dynamic disk. Now, you can refer to the following instructions.
It can only clone the Simple Volume.
Step 1: Go to Clone Disk Under Tools.
Step 2: Choose the clone source by clicking The Source Disk. Here, you need to choose the dynamic disk.
Step 3: Choose the target disk by clicking The Target Disk section.
Step 4: Confirm that you want to start the task.
All data on the target disk will be destroyed, so please back up them in advance.
Step 5: Wait for the process to be finished.
Step 6: When the process is finished, you will receive the following message.
This means both the source disk and the target disk has the same signature, thus you need to disconnect or remove either of them. In addition, if you want to boot your computer from the target disk, you need to change the BIOS settings.
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