MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 9 simplifies OS migration, adds Storage Spaces support
MiniTool has unveiled a major new update to its partition management software for Windows with the release of MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 9.0, which is free for personal use.
The new build -- also available in bootable form -- adds a new wizard for migrating the OS to a new hard drive as well as extending full support to Windows 8, 8.1 and the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Version 9 also improves its support for Windows 8 and 8.1 -- along with added support for the Windows 10 Technical Preview -- by working with the Windows 8 Storage Spaces feature. This allows users to amalgamate multiple drives into a single, virtual disk.
The update also promises a tweaked UI, while the bootable version now supports being booted from a modern UEFI-based computer.
Improvements include being able to now unhide partitions and allocate them a drive letter in one go, while users can now resize partitions when copying disks. Paid-for editions also promise easier and safer tools for merging partitions as well as converting dynamic disks back to basic disks.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 9.0 is available now as a free-for-personal-use download for PCs running Windows 2000 or later. Users can also download a bootable volume in ISO format with MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD 9.0. Paid-for editions are also available, allowing commercial use and adding more features, such as support for dynamic disks and volumes.