Partition Magic Portable ISO/USB/CD

by Andy, Updated on: November 12, 2020

Applies to: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Small Business Server (SBS) 2011/2008/2003.

Disk partition software is helpful to most of the Windows computer users, with which you can create, delete, format, resize, merge, convert, copy, defrag partitions, etc. PowerQuest PartitionMagic is the first choice in the past ten years, it is so famous that many people still search or talk about it nowadays. In fact, PartitionMagic doesn't support Windows XP SP2 and all subsequent versions. Some people are wondering if there's a Partition Magic portable version, I'll give you the answer in this article.

About Partition Magic portable

PartitionMagic 8.0.5 is the last version released under Symantec on May 5, 2004. It supports Windows XP, but is not full compatible with XP SP2/SP3. From Windows Vista, boot manager is changed and new file system is added, so PartitionMagic does not support Windows Vista and subsequent versions.

On December 8, 2009, Symantec website officially states, "Sorry, we no longer offer Norton Partition Magic."

Partition Magic

However, many PartitionMagic fans still search by Google or ask the tech guys whether it is possible to build Partition Magic portable version, that means create Partition Magic bootable USB/CD/DVD with ISO image. Don't do this! Partition Magic portable version can solve the problem that cannot install to Windows, but as I said above, new boot manager and some file system are not supported. If you resize volume or do some other operations, system and partitions are very likely to be damaged. Furthermore, GPT style disk is not supported even if you create PartitionMagic portable.

I found some Partition Magic portable EXE format tools, but they always report error and even cannot enter the main window. Obviously, you need to find PartitionMagic alternative.

Norton PartitionMagic alternative for Windows PC and Server

Search the safest partition software for Windows by Google and you'll find NIUBI Partition Editor, which has free version for Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP (32 & 64 bit) home users. NIUBI Partition Editor is similar but much more powerful than Norton PartitionMagic.

Download it and you'll see the main window with 5 blocks.

NIUBI Partition Editor

  1. All single partitions with detailed information such as capacity, free space, file system, type and status.
  2. All hard disks with graphical structure.
  3. Available operations to the selected disk or partition, unavailable operations are hidden automatically.
  4. The operations you do won't be executed immediately, instead, they'll be listed as pending.
  5. Undo the unwanted pending operation, redo the canceled or click Apply to execute. (Real disk partition won't be modified until you click Apply to confirm.

What does NIUBI Partition Editor do?

NIUBI Partition Editor

Available operations to a partition:

  • Resize volume (shrink and extend)
  • Move partition location
  • Merge two adjacent volumes by 1 step
  • Copy volume to Unallocated space
  • Convert partition between Logical and Primary
  • Convert NTFS to FAT32
  • Change drive letter (such as D:)
  • Change label (add or modify name of partition)
  • Set as Active
  • Check file system integrity
  • Defrag to improve performance
  • Hide from File Explorer
  • Delete (files can be recovered)
  • Format volume to use as new
  • Wipe (erase data permanently)
  • Surface test (scan bad sectors)
  • Explore (view files/folders with directory)
  • View properties

Partition tool

Available operations to whole disk:

  • Initialize brand new disk
  • Change status to offline or online
  • Set read-only attribute
  • Wipe disk (cannot be recovered)
  • Surface test
  • View properties
  • Clone disk to migrate data and OS
  • Convert MBR disk to GPT
  • Delete all partitions
  • Cleanup disk

Advantages of this Partition Magic alternative

There are many Partition Magic alternatives in the market, both the GUI and functions of these partitioning software are similar with PartitionMagic, but NIUBI Partition Editor is recommended by many editors and professionals, because it has many advantages comparing with other tools, for example:

Partition Editor portable ISO image download


This ISO image is officially licensed, it can only be used on home Windows PC. If you want to use on business environment or on Windows server, follow the step below to build NIUBI Partition Editor portable ISO with your own license.

How to create Partition Editor portable by yourself

Step 1: Download the appropriate edition, click Create bootable media on top left.

Partition Editor portable

Step 2: Create Bootable Media Wizard will be launched, simply click Next to continue.

Bootable media wizard

Step 3: Click Next to use default path to desktop, or click Browse to change output location.

Default output

Wait for several minutes, NIUBI Partition Editor ISO file will be generated.

NPE bootable ISO

You may either use Windows built-in "Burn to disc" utility or 3rd-party software to build portable version of this partition magic similar software with ISO file. Learn how to burn NPE ISO to CD/DVD or USB disc.