Looking for a Partitioning Program for Windows XP, that Creates 4K Aligned Partitions

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    Hi all


    It is well known that Windows XP's Disk Management (or FDISK) create Partitions that are not 4K Aligned.

    Can you please recommend me a good program that can create 4K aligned partitions?

    Preferably a Portable one, that does not require installation,
    if exists..


    Thank you very much
     
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    Thank you very much tekkaman


    AOMEI Partition Assistant unfortunately is not portable..

    Windows 7's Install Disk is a nice and portable way,
    thank you for that,
    I will use this.


    If you or anyone else also know a program that runs inside Windows XP (and that created 4K Aligned partitions),
    it will be nice to know and use it.


    Thank you very much
     
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    tekkaman

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    You should still keep Aomei Partition Assistant installer as backup somewhere like a flasdrive as it might be one of the last programs that is XP compatible.
     
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    I just downloaded and extracted Aomei Partition Assistant with uniextract to see if I could run it uninstalled and got:
    Aomei Partition Assistant.JPG
    So I looked it up in the manual (pg 42): "4.12 Create Portable Version..."
    I'm uploading the pdf here (see below) A few simple hoops but looks like what you could use Sppaceman5.
     

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    Wow this is cool.
    Thank you very much TMTGTR.

    I must say that what you did is impressive.
    (trying to make portable a program that was not advertised as such,
    then finding more info about it)
     
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    We all never bother to read the manuals..
    Except when we have a specific problem or need..
     
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    tekkaman

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    It seems the free version can't be portable. Says in the manual:
    Note:
    This function only available in the Unlimited and Technician editions of AOMEI
    Partition Assistant.
     
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    Damn :)
    Well, AOMEI's bootable flash drive contains the Partition Assistant program too.
     
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    Well tekkaman just confirmed your statement with me as the example!:(
     
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    Still what you did is impressive.
     
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    tekkaman

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    Yes it is. And also nothing is stopping you from buying it so you can get it portable :p
     
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    40$/Year, for a utility that I use once in 5 years?
    Thanks, but I'll take the Windows7 option instead..
     
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    I'm with you there. Most things now are a subscription. Welcome to the new world order where you won't own anything but you will be happy . :D
     
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    One trends is towards subscriptions,
    where another trend is towards Freeware..

    There are probably various freeware options for a Partitioning program..
     
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    Well the windows 7 install disk is free hehe

    Joking aside. There was a hirens bootcd. But I don't know if the partition software there creates the 4k type.
     
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    At the risk of again putting out incomplete info, i believe Hiren boot cd will work. it has mini-tools Partition magic 7 or 8. I use it and I think it can make 4k clusters. I never used 4k.
    That said, I believe there are other partition apps as well...
    Hiren's Boot CD is the best utility i have. Saved my bacon many times.
    There is also an updated version for today's 'puters but I haven't used it yet.
     
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    One note:
    I am not talking about 4K Clusters,
    I am talking about 4K Aligned Partitioning..
    That's what you need on SSDs (or on Flash in general, e.g. USB Flash Drive, microSD/SD cards, etc),
    or else, every cluster that is written, has to be written twice, which is slower and wears your storage device.
     
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    I have used GParted in the past - it works with NTFS, FAT16/32, ExFAT etc. It's freeware and has a bootable ISO you can download.
    https://gparted.org/

    I haven't tried it with SSD as I now use Aomei but you could ask in their forums if it will do 4K Aligned Partitioning.
    https://gparted.org/forum.php
     
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    Thank you very much ClippyBeer
     
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