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AlanD
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Is BootitNG still useful, or does it have serious shortcomings when used
strictly as a partition manager with WIN 10?

AlanD
mjnelson99
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Re: BootitNG

Post by mjnelson99 »

When I tried to access a Win 7 x64 partition with NG to repartition
size, it could not recognize it. I used Win 7 itself since it can resize
it's own partition.

BIBM can do it as well.
Mary

On 10/26/2017 8:44 PM, AlanD wrote:
> Is BootitNG still useful, or does it have serious shortcomings when used
> strictly as a partition manager with WIN 10?
>
> AlanD
>
>
AlanD
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Re: BootitNG

Post by AlanD »

On 2017-10-27 10:56 AM, MJNelson wrote:
> When I tried to access a Win 7 x64 partition with NG to repartition
> size, it could not recognize it. I used Win 7 itself since it can resize
> it's own partition.
>
> BIBM can do it as well.
> Mary
>
> On 10/26/2017 8:44 PM, AlanD wrote:
>> Is BootitNG still useful, or does it have serious shortcomings when used
>> strictly as a partition manager with WIN 10?
>>
>> AlanD
>>
>>
>
>
Reason for question is that I own a copy of BING, which was used to set
up and control boot options between Windows 7 and XP.

It worked fine for that purpose, but now I have built a new computer on
which I will install WIN 10, but would like to also install my WIN 7
installation in a second partition, so a boot manager would again be
helpful.

AlanD
Anvi
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Re: BootitNG

Post by Anvi »

UEFI isn’t quite too complicated. It has its ups and downs, but from my perspective it seems like there is more to love than hate. As long as OEMs don’t take away the user’s control over secure boot, I’m perfectly content with this newer system.
ohaya
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Re: BootitNG

Post by ohaya »

AlanD wrote:
> On 2017-10-27 10:56 AM, MJNelson wrote:
> > When I tried to access a Win 7 x64 partition with NG to repartition
> > size, it could not recognize it. I used Win 7 itself since it can resize
> > it's own partition.
> >
> > BIBM can do it as well.
> > Mary
> >
> > On 10/26/2017 8:44 PM, AlanD wrote:
> >> Is BootitNG still useful, or does it have serious shortcomings when
> used
> >> strictly as a partition manager with WIN 10?
> >>
> >> AlanD
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> Reason for question is that I own a copy of BING, which was used to set
> up and control boot options between Windows 7 and XP.
>
> It worked fine for that purpose, but now I have built a new computer on
> which I will install WIN 10, but would like to also install my WIN 7
> installation in a second partition, so a boot manager would again be
> helpful.
>
> AlanD


If you want to use BING with newer computers, you will have to switch the BIOS to non-UEFI mode and also disable "secure boot". Then you have to non-GPT partitions.

Some may argue against that, but to me that (using non-UEFI, disabling secure boot, and using non-GPT partitions) is all ok, I still do that with ALL the new machines that I use BING on, and even on the newer machines where I have started migrating to using BIBM on.
DrTeeth
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Re: BootitNG

Post by DrTeeth »

On Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:50:55 EDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
ohaya disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Some may argue against that, but to me that (using non-UEFI
>, disabling secure boot, and using non-GPT partitions) is all ok,
> I still do that with ALL the new machines that I use BING on,
> and even on the newer machines where I have started
> migrating to using BIBM on.

My view exactly. It's MBR for me until I get my pine box and go to the
bottom of the food chain.
--
Cheers,

DrT

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with democracy, spend five minutes with
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mjnelson99
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Re: BootitNG

Post by mjnelson99 »

I personally got BIBM. Not sure what the actual answer is, though.
I could not even resize a Win 7 partition using BING. I used IFL.
Mary

On 10/26/2017 8:44 PM, AlanD wrote:
> Is BootitNG still useful, or does it have serious shortcomings when used
> strictly as a partition manager with WIN 10?
>
> AlanD
>
>
ohaya
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Re: BootitNG

Post by ohaya »

This is an older thread, but "huh?"?

As long as the system was all MBR (not UEFI, not GPT) and disks stayed less than 2TB (I am old... and I don't have or purchase disks that are > 2TB) BING works fine.

I am also switching to BIBM (not BIBM-UEFI) now, mainly because I assume that TBU will be mainly updating BIBM and I like (love?) the TBU products so I want to continue to support them (and have them support us).

Jim
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Re: BootitNG

Post by ohaya »

Sorry I forgot about the "huh?" part - by that I meant I have been able to resize Win7 partitions fine in BING on my older laptops.
mjnelson99
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Re: BootitNG

Post by mjnelson99 »

I don't think BING can handle 64 bit systems, though.
I wanted to do something and had to use IFL instead.
Mary

On 7/21/2018 8:11 AM, ohaya wrote:
> Sorry I forgot about the "huh?" part - by that I meant I have been able to resize Win7 partitions fine in BING on my older laptops.
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