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PROS: Simple partition management to assist in allocating space for multi-boot environments or data partitions. Easy-to-use interface with drag and drop functionality. Back up entire partitions to assist in operating system reinstall without loss of data.

CONS: 32-bit only support for the free home version. Windows XP, Vista, and 7 have fairly good partition managers already built in so this product is not necessary in some cases.

VERDICT: If you want to create a multiple boot environment or you want to create a “media” partition on the same drive as your operating system install, this is a great tool to use and far more intuitive than Windows’ built in tool. If you shook your head after reading my previous sentence, I wouldn’t bother with this program.

PRICE: Free

DOWNLOAD: EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition

Many of my drives are split into two or more partitions. Why would you want to split your drive into multiple partitions?

Note: Here’s how to create, move, resize, and delete partitions with Windows’ built in disk management tool.

In this review, I share EASEUS’ latest, free partition management tool: EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition.

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Triple/Quad-Boot Your PC With Windows, Ubuntu, & Mac OSX

Posted by Mike On November - 2 - 2009

In this guide I’m going to walk you through installing 3 or 4 separate operating systems on one PC – ideal for someone who wants to try out all of them on the same hardware or learn an operating system other than Windows. There are five basic steps to making this work:

  1. Configuring your disk partitions to hold 3 or 4 different operating systems.
  2. Installing your preferred version(s) of Windows.
  3. Installing Mac OSX. (Not surprisingly, this is the longest step)
  4. Installing Linux Ubuntu.
  5. Configuring the GRUB boot loader to include all OS partitions.

Setting up Your Disk Partitions

This is the first and in my opinion most important step to setting up a multiple-boot system. Unless you are using third-party software, changing partitions can really screw up your system, as certain actions are not allowed in Windows’ Disk Management program (combining empty space to the left of the system partition, etc.). I like to set up the partitions for EVERY operating system before I start. This way there is no creating/splitting/combining partitions later in the process. There are three different disk managers for the three different types of operating system, so things could potentially get out of hand very quickly.

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Backup Just About Anything with Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Free

Posted by Rich On September - 27 - 2009

Windows Guides reader, TheManRetired, offers two guides to help users who are new to Windows. The first guide covers installation of Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Free. This second guide covers setting up your first backup to CD or DVD. If you’d like to provide help (simple, advanced etc., let me know.)

Hopefully you have the program installed but if you don’t I have written up an installation document that shows how to install it and where to get the program with a link to site that I know has it, so here we are going to start using the program. The screen shot here are made using the FastStone Capture program. With Burning Studio you can backup just about anything that is on your hard drive but I suggest only backing up what you have created as you can never get all the files and registry setting for programs and it is safer and better to reinstall the programs anyway so they set right and work and you don’t have to try and find out why they are not working like before. Here I am backing some music files that I ripped from my cd’s but the principles apply to all your files, you will just have to change the location of where you get the files to places on your hard drive and sorry this document will not go into all the places on your hard drive that the files are, most of them on a windows system will be in my documents(or just documents depending on your version) and most of them are located under your user account in either Documents and Settings or under Users depending on your version of windows, I am not going into any Linux or Mac systems as I don’t have them but if you want to give me one I would be happy to write up a document like this for those systems.

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Tunnelier: An SFTP and SSH Client

Posted by Rich On July - 10 - 2009

Tunnelier

If you run a website or have a remote Linux server, Tunnelier is a great solution for your connection needs. Tunnelier functions as an SMTP client and gives you a fully functional terminal to work with. I use Tunnelier for all my websites and it does everything I need. I try programs like FileZilla, WinSCP, and FireFTP, but this is by far the best solution.

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Portable Ubuntu Remix Runs Linux from Windows

Posted by Rich On June - 19 - 2009

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If you love Linux, but need Windows for specific applications, you may have faced the dilemma of a dual boot system or running Linux on a virtual machine. Both approaches have a negative approach: inconvenience and memory usage respectively. In this guide, you’ll learn about Portable Ubuntu Remix — Linux that runs as an application in Windows — and where to download it.

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Best Windows Freebies and Guides 08 [November 2008]

Posted by Rich On November - 30 - 2008

Best Windows Freebies and Guides 08Every month we take a look around some of the most interesting windows-related web sites. We collect the best free stuff and write tips to help you get more out of Windows. Below you’ll find wallpapers, icon packs, fonts, screensavers, and freeware we’ve found over the last 30 days. We’ve also put together our most popular windows guides.

Enjoy the overview of stuff you shouldn’t have missed in November 2008.

Looking for more cool Windows-related websites? Check out the competition for the ‘Best Windows Customization Website‘.

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