GParted Live

GParted Live

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 27 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.15.0-1
  • Total Downloads:
    126,481
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 22, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    132.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    49
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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GParted Live lets Windows users take advantage of the powerful features of the Linux-based GNOME Partition Editor, aka GParted. It runs at boot, so you must unzip the software's ISO file and burn it to CD (or similar discs) to use it. You don't need to know Linux to use GParted Live, thanks to its graphical interface, extensive manuals, and the sort of support only available with open-source freeware.

Pros

Powerful: You must boot from a CD or similar source to manage your main drive or other drives Windows needs when running. GParted Live's graphical interface makes the process seem more familiar.

USB, HDD: GParted Live can be installed and run from a CD or similar optical discs, but it can also run from a USB drive, PXE server, or hard disk (with helper apps). Instructions for each (and creating GParted apps from scratch, too) are available online.

Manuals and more: The GParted home site offers many resources, including installation and usage manuals, lists of available boot parameters, forums, and guides to included graphical and command-line utilities.

Cons

Backup: Take a full backup capable of completely restoring your computer before using GParted Live on your main hard drive. No excuses!

Dangerous: In inexperienced hands, GParted Live can do serious harm (see above).

Bottom Line

GParted Live puts powerful capabilities at the advanced user's fingertips. Users unfamiliar with managing disc partitions or booting outside Windows should start with one of the excellent freeware partition managers for Windows-based computers.

 
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1 stars

"Didn't work for me either"

March 31, 2013  |  By PlasticDruid

 |  Version: GParted Live 0.15.0-1

Pros

Free. Reputedly very powerful and easy to use (I can't tell).

Cons

I followed the instructions very carefully, twice. The resulting .iso image CDs would not boot on any of my 4 computers. I have had no trouble with bootable .iso CDs in the past which strongly suggests this software is the problem. To those who insist that the software is not at fault, Google it and look at how many people out there are reporting the same problem.

Summary

By all means try it, but use a CD-RW. That way you won't waste a CD-R if it doesn't work. Good luck.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Chi3 Hacklab
Publisher web site http://www.chi3.org/
Release Date March 20, 2013
Date Added March 22, 2013
Version 0.15.0-1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 132.37MB
File Name gparted-live-0.15.0-1-i486.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 126,481
Downloads Last Week 49
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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