I am an XP/SP2 user at the moment and have also been a long time user of Partition Magic (although I have not used it much recently).
After some time my XP installation has become very 'dirty' and would need a clean installation so I am thinking of moving to Vista at the same time. However I want to be cautious to ensure that all the drivers work correctly.
I remember that, when I moved to XP, I had a real fight on my hands with dual boot. I wanted to use the PM dual boot where each partition could boot indipendantly but I had to fight the XP feature that wanted to boot the XP partition first and then point to which partition should be active. OK unless the XP partition gets damaged and you need to restore it. I managed it in the end but have forgotton most of what I did and I want to minimise the learning curve this time round.
So, thats the background, heres the question :-
Is there a Vista compatible version of Partition Magic and is this the best option (I an not a great fan of Norton/Symantic)?
I have seen that both Paragon & Acronis have equivalents that claim to be Vista compatible. Has anyone any views on the relative merits of these (or other) products?
The level prices being advertised for these products are not an issue and I would prefer to have a supported product (rather than freeware) for something so fundamental.