Free Aomei Partition Assistant Professional Edition! [Limited time offer]

Software Description

The following is a description of Aomei Partition Assistant Professional Edition, as per the developer:

Aomei Partition Assistant Professional Edition allows you to manage your disk partition similar with Partition Magic. It can perform more complicated partition operations on your disk like Resize and Move Partition, Extend System Drive, Repartition, Merge, Split Partition etc, and it can work well on Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7 (both 32bit and 64bit).

This professional edition is an advanced Windows partition manager software to assist you to optimize disk performance, and most widely being used by personal users which allows you to be an partition solution expert with professional unique technology. It adopts the low-level commands like sector-grade to ensure all operations higher efficiency.

Basic Partitioning Features

  • Create partitions
  • Format partitions
  • Delete partitions
  • Assign drive letters
  • Remove drive letters
  • Hide partitions
  • Unhide partitions
  • Mark a partition as active
  • Change partition volume labels
  • Check file system integrity
  • Check disk bad sectors
  • Permanently wipe disk data
  • Convert file system
  • Clear system disk

Advanced Partitioning Features

  • Hot resize system partition without work interruption
  • Resize partition to optimize disk space management
  • Move partition from one location to another
  • Merge partitions into a larger one
  • Split partition into two or more partitions
  • Merging non-continuous unallocated space to partition is available
  • Allocate free space from one partition to another for effective use of storages
  • Create partition as you wish although there is no unallocated space
  • Convert Primary partition to logical partition and vice versa
  • Extend partition to increase the capacity
  • Shrink partition to release more unallocated space
  • Redistribute free space to create new partition
  • Extend partition wizard step-by-step help you
  • Repartition without data loss
  • Wipe hard drive and wipe partition
  • Copy disk: allows you to transfer all data and application from one disk to another
  • Copy partition: enables you to backup or clone partition to a new location

Additional Features

  • Support GPT hard disk up to 4TB
  • Support USB flash hard drive
  • Enhanced data protection technique ensure data security 100% during resizing partition
  • Virtual pre-execution, preview any operation tasks before apply to the disk
  • Flexible and adjustable drag & drop interface
  • Display hard disk configuration in graphic form (Disk Panel)
  • View all disk and partition properties
  • Display operation progress in graphic form and step by step
  • Support Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Support file system including FAT, FAT32 and NTFS
  • Support hard disks from 100MB to 2TB
  • Support up to 32 hard drives
  • Support all hardware RAID such as hardware RAID0, RAID1, RAID5 etc
  • Support storage devices including IDE, SATA, SCSI, USB disk, FireWire disk etc
  • Password Protecting Partition Assistant

dotTech Advice

Aomei Partition Assistant is a good, solid partition manager. It has all the basics one expects for partition management plus a cool extra of being able to copy partition/disk to another partition/disk and wipe disks/partitions; and, as per my (quick) tests, it works fairly well. And all that comes in a relatively small 3 MB download. For anyone looking for a no-frills partition manager, Partition Assistant is a viable option.

That said, Partition Assistant offers the basics and nothing more. Rival partition managers, such as EASEUS Partition Master and Paragon Software’s partition managers, offer more features than Partition Assistant, albeit at the cost of having to download larger files. Most notably, Partition Assistant works with only NTFS/FAT/FAT32 file systems — no support for Linux or Mac partitions; and Partition Assistant has no ability to great a recovery disc, neither WinPE or Linux-based. Personally speaking, if I were to pick between between Aomei Partition Assistant and EASEUS Partition Master or a Paragon partition manager, I’d pick one of the latter two. (It should be noted free/home editions of EASEUS and Paragon products cannot be used for commercial/non-home use.)

Also it should be mentioned there are multiple editions of Aomei Partition Assistant. The ones I would like to discuss are Aomei Partition Assistant Home Edition and Aomei Partition Assistant Professional Edition. Home Edition is freeware while Professional Edition normally costs $39; Professional Edition is also the edition being offered for free via the promotion being discussed in this article. The key thing to note is, as far as I can tell, there are absolutely no differences between Aomei Partition Assistant Home Edition and Aomei Partition Assistant Professional Edition. Both Home Edition and Professional Edition have the same features, work on the same versions of Windows, support 32-bit and 64-bit, and can be used for home and commercial use. The only difference between the two editions is, according to the developer’s website, Professional Edition users “enjoy free lifetime preferential technical support and needed workstation maintenance for small businesses”. So, yeah, a freebie of Aomei Partition Assistant Professional Edition isn’t as lucrative as you might think. In fact it is probably a good idea to get Aomei Partition Assistant Home Edition over a Aomei Partition Assistant Professional Edition freebie because Home Edition is guaranteed to get free updates to later versions where as a Professional Edition freebie may not get free updates.

Freebie Details

Aomei Partition Assistant Professional Edition is being given out in a promotion by the developer themselves. The promotion is live until January 5, 2012; there are no details if you can install/reinstall after this date.

To get Aomei Partition Assistant Professional Edition for free, do the following:

Version being given out for free: v4.0

Free updates: Unknown

Free technical support: Unknown

Supported OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Win7

Download size: 3.2 MB

  • Download and install Aomei Partition Assistant Professional Edition.
  • After installation, you are good to go. There is no need to register Aomei Partition Assistant Professional Edition — it comes “pre-registered”.
  • Enjoy!

If you have trouble getting Aomei Partition Assistant Professional Edition for free, post below and other dotTechies or I will try to help.

Thanks ckeong89!

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  • Rob (Down Under)

    robhp AT iprimus DOT com DOT au

    PS I have not checked this out, but you may be able to get a PCMCIA card for a laptop, that provides an eSata Socket
    Do a Google for –
    pcmcia esata

  • Michael

    Hi Rob,

    Thanks for taking the time to give me extra information and specific url links. Had I not seen the images on ebay, I would not know that the concept of “docking station” you were talking about is different from what I was thinking of. I am a laptop user. Not a desktop PC user. So I am quite green about desktop PC accessories. Nonetheless, I am truly grateful of your information as I’ve find PC desktop accessories tend to be cheaper and better than laptop’s. So your information is extremely valuable to me. I’ve screenshot each ebay page you sent me so that I can do more research on them. I always wanted to get a HD 7200rpm or a SSD. So I will build on your provided information and find out if there is a compatible dock that will work with my laptop. Sadly, all of my laptops do not have eSata port. My only option is USB port. :(

    P.S. This discussion is getting derailed from the blog’s original topic. I hope Ashraf is alright with it. If not, please kindly let me know how I could reach Rob with my direct email address so that I may continue our discussion in private. Thanks Ashraf for providing this medium for discussion. And thanks Rob for your patience and helpful tips. :D

  • Rob (Down Under)

    Just re-read your paragraphs. I think I have answered everything ?

    The eSata socket design isn’t quite as lockable as I would like, and the low voltage socket on the Dock also aint as lockable as I would like, so find a safe spot for your dock, and don’t be pushing it, pulling it, or knocking it.
    On that same subject, they usually have a power switch on them. Turn that on, and never turn it off.
    I place my Docks on the floor 9somewhere under the desk, or where they cannot be kicked. I have a mains switchboard/powerboard that has individual switches on it, and use that for turning the power on/off (instead of the one on the Dock).
    Of all the Docks I mentioned, the Dock with the drawer (see my first link) is the only one lacking a toggle switch.
    So you cannot leave it on.
    When you turn on the power via the powerboard switch, you also have to reach down to push a pressure switch (I keep forgetting). So avoid my first link, and either get two red ones, or get a red one and a Vantec.

    Just did a quick search. I think this is same as mine –
    They are a little more expensive that the Red Docks.
    If you are in the US, find a cheap supplier of PC components, and you may be able to buy both docks in the US.

  • Rob (Down Under)

    Hi Michael,

    General comments –

    Any external drive that does not require external power, most likely contains a laptop 2.5″ drive. I avoid those, as I am sure that (as a general broad statement), that 3.5″ drives are much more reliable.

    Yes the Seagate drive that I am recommending is a 3.5″ drive designed for placing inside a PC, as it’s main drive.
    PS the price of Seagate 3.5″ internal drives has doubled, due to the floods in Thailand.

    If you do a search on ebay for –
    3.5″ dock esata
    You will see what the Docks look like.
    Click the ‘Buy it Now’ Tab, to get rid of the ones that you have to bid for.
    Then click on the ‘Sort By’ drop lixt (combobox) and choose –
    Price + Shipping Lowest First

    Open up another Tab in your browser, and do all of the above in (if ebay allows non residents to do that). There is a checkbox about one page down on the left, which you can tick to get worldwide results.
    The reason that I prefer the Australian ebay, is it gives you each Sellers rating, as a %, and the number of total items that seller has sold on ebay.
    If you see a similar product with similar prices, then choose the Seller with more Sales AND a high rating.
    Choose a Dock that keeps it simple. Don’t get one with card readers, or USB Hub sockets (offering to provide sockets for your USB Printer, Fan, etc). And don’t get one offering two slots For Ide + Sata or 2.5″ + 3.5″. (Dock has two Drive Slots)

    I have three Red Docks. The one that was flaky, had card readers, and was very cheap.
    I also have a Vantec, which I like.
    And I have one of these –
    It does not have as wide a base as the Red ones, but If you find a spot, where you won’t knock it, it is good, as the drawer can be pushed against the drive to support it.


    Here is a Red one, similar to mine –

    Once you get set up and comfortable with the concept, you could entertain having two Docks , each with it’s own 3.5″ drive, so that you can alternate which drive you are backing up into.

    I am assuming that your PC has an eSata socket ?
    If not, we can work out (for under $10), how you can convert a Sata socket on your motherboard, to an eSata socket.
    You will also need eSata cables. You could probably buy those local, so that you ensure that you get the correct cables. There appears to be about 3 different types of plugs on cables, so we want the correct one.

    I will also reply (a little later) to your specific paragraph numbers.

    PS When you download the Seagate DiscWizard, you can install it into Windows.
    Then you can run the program, and choose the option, that lets you create a bootable CD.
    Use the CD for all your imaging.
    You can leave the program installed, because it allows you to browse the contents of any of your images, to copy individual files out of the image.
    You will find that when you browse to an image in Windows Explorer, it can show you the contents of the image (I reckon the install of the DiscWizard, enhances the Shell for Windows Explorer, to give it that ability).

  • Michael


    Thanks for all your informative tips! I will certainly modify some of my backup practices. A few comments about some of the things you pointed out:

    1. Thanks for telling me about enclosure external hard drives. I always assumed that my ex bought me a crappy cheap one as a gift. I did not know they are all known to be hot. I certainly hate mine needless to say my ex too. I will definitely not get one for myself ever. Worst yet, this one I have requires an electrical plug which is such an inconvenience.

    2. The Seagate 3.5? drive I looked at the website does not seem to be an external portable HD. It looks like it is meant to be installed inside a desktop PC -unless I am mistaken or I went to the wrong web page.

    3. I have heard of the Seagate DisWizard. I remember coming across the download link before on one of their web pages. I’ve never tried it because I don’t remember it has a CD bootable version but if you say it works well with you, then I must be mistaken and should give it a try and compare it with the O & O Disk Image that was free promo as few days ago.

    4. Thanks for informing me of saving images via USB as unreliable especially with PC before 2004. I generally create my image files first on my laptop hd and them transfer image file via USB to external HD. I’ve also never tried direct image backup via homegroup network (which is by wifi). Too risky in my opinion.

    5. As for external HDs, I actually own 2 WD exteranl 1 TB HDs (usb connected version, no electric plugs required -YES!). They are not that much of an inconvenience with the silly layout. If you google a bit, there are solutions to completely uninstall their layout program. Too bad, I did not keep notes of my steps but as I recall, I downloaded a specific uninstall software from WD website. Then, my brother use a partition creator software to reformat the entire HD. This step is needed because after uninstalling, I am left with a WD system restore file in the HD and the only way to get rid of it to get every ounce of free space is to reformat it. Once done (sorry I know nothing of how he did it with his software because it’s too tricky for me to follow), then he partitioned it to my liking and I end up with a totally clean external HD. It is best to get rid of the WD built-in program b/c I read many users complain about files missing during transfers from PC to eHD because of it. I never experience that problem with my 2 WD eHDs (I had it for 2 years now) because I uninstall their programs from the get go.

    4. As for the DisWizard, I will look into it at SeaGate website and let you know if I run into problems as the concept of partition is never my forte. My OS is Win7 Ultimate SP1 x64bit.

    Again, thanks for all your assistance.

  • Rob (Down Under)

    Your D and E ‘drives’ are separate partitions on the same drive.
    That is definitely not a good idea.
    I would save your images on to an external drive.
    If that external drive is an enclosure, I would be having nightmares, as they generally run too hot.
    I am also wary of large capacity drives, as I have a hunch that they have shorter lives than say a 500GB drive.
    If you get a Seagate 3.5″ drive, then you can go to Seagate web site, and download their free Seagate DiscWizard. From which you can then create their bootable CD. I have used it for years.
    Because my PCs are 2003/2004 USB is not 100% reliable, so when I saved my images via a USB cable, I was not getting 100% success.
    Now that I use docks with eSata connector, every image has been 100% successful.
    It is the only software that I use for imaging.
    It is Acronis True Image, which has been tweaked/simplified for Seagate.
    (Western Digital has similar, but do not buy their drives, as they have unconventional layouts, and will not fit in most docks.)
    Yell out if you want a link to the Seagate DiscWizard
    Let me know which OS you are using, if you wish assistance when running the DiscWizard.
    (Not because you will be running that OS. It is because MS uses a CMD partition for Win7, whereas XP has a MBR. Thus what will be offered on the DiscWizard partition selection screen will look slightly different.)
    PS If you are in the habit of saving large files, such as movies, etc, then having an extra partition for those is a good idea. (When you start imaging to an external drive, you could use your D partition as a storage garage.)
    By doing that, it means the size of your image files will be smaller, and use less space.
    Once in a blue moon, you can make an image of your ‘movies’ (Garage) partition, but do that as a separate exercise.

  • Michael

    Thanks Rob for taking the time to explain. I am not an expert with the concept of disk imagining so I am always curious about all those newer fancier disk image softwares out there. Personally, the one that I use is the ancient Norton Ghost (which has been discontinued for years) that runs in DOS. It runs on a USB stick or CD bootable disc and creates a big ghost image file of my entire C drive. That pretty much describes what you meant by bootable CD without needing to have Windows running in the background. Thanks. Now I get what you mean.

    What I meant by a second partitioned HD, I meant to say that I tend to backup my c drive disk image to my D or E drive on the same hard drive (or laptop). I gather you are recommending against this method for safety reason (in case that hard drive crashes). Am I correct?

    By the way, which disk image do you prefer using? I find my Norton Ghost, although very reliable and stable, and yes I always ensure that my created disk image is no corrupted after creation, too slow when it comes to processing. I am considering to switch. Any good recommendation for me? Thanks for all your valuable tips!

  • Rob (Down Under)

    I have never done incremental backups, so forgive me if I am a bit off in my understanding of it.
    I reckon there might be two areas where this is offered –

    Software that creates copies of selected folders or files.
    That software MAY provide an option to only backup Files that have changed since the last backup. That would be called an incremental backup. If it stores your folders and files, as mirror images, then I would not go out on the street to campaign against incremental backup. However if it stores the backup in one big zip file, and offers to open that zip file, and do a few incremental tweaks, then you will find me out on the street campaigning against it. If there is a power hiccup whilst it is in there fiddling with your precious backup, it might end up corrupted.
    So my advice is, do not do incremental backups to single zip files.
    Do generational backups instead.
    (If the last one gets stuffed, then you just go back a day).

    Imaging software may also offer incremental backups. I assume that means it peeps into your previous image, and modifies it for the latest changes.
    Surely (Flying High), no one would do that ?
    Unfortunately I think such options exist, and there are people that use it (incremental backups).

    I no longer bother with Folder and File backups.
    I only create images of my drives (or main partition).
    I have two docks, and a 3.5″ drive in each (Don’t penny pinch by constantly inserting and removing two drives into a single Dock, as wear and tear will catch up with you.)
    One night I will back up into Dock A, and the next night I will backup into Dock B.
    I always Verify the image, immediately after creating them.
    I have worked in IT, in Large Banks and a large telecommunication company, initially in Quality Assurance, then as an Analyst.
    They do generational backups, and on occasions they took advantage of having the ability to go back to earlier generation backups.

  • Rob (Down Under)

    Answering your last point first, when I talk about a bootable CD, I am not referring to where the image is ‘stored’.
    I mean there are two places you can run imaging software from (that is, where the software is running).
    – Install it into Windows, and then run in as an application whilst windows is running (shudder)
    – Or, make a bootable CD, and run the software from that CD. The CD has it’s own OS, which might be Linux, or it might be WinPE, or it might just be a series of screens they knocked up somehow. The important point being that whilst your imaging software is running, Windows IS NOT running.
    Taking the free Seagate DiscWizard as an example, it allows you to create a bootable CD (if you want one).
    I have such a bootable CD, which I boot into to create images.
    Later if I ever need to Restore an image, I boot into that exact same CD, but choose the Restore option, instead of the Create Image option.
    Where you store your images is another separate question. I connect an external dock, and have a 3.5″ drive sitting in the Dock (shoved in, but not contained/enclosed)
    When you say a second partitioned HD, I hope you do not mean a separate partition on the same HD ? ?

  • Michael

    @Rob (Down Under): – Don’t mess with my images
    Someone in another article today, was seeking ability to increment a backup image.
    If your images are important to you for recovery purposes, don’t penny pinch by incrementing existing images.

    I am not seeking ability to increment a backup image but I am curious what are the disadvantages of making increment backup image? BTW, for those looking for it, the latest O&O Disk Image offers image incrementation. I have never tried this technology but am wondering what are the disadvantages of using it. Could someone please elaborate on this subject? Thanks.

    I think making backup image on a bootable CD is a great idea but if your disk image (even with Fast compressed image) ends up to be like mine which is 12+GB with C: drive, it makes CD not an option. I always store my fast compressed disk image backup in a separate partitioned hd and it has been perfectly fine.

  • giovanni
  • ebony

    Thanks Ashraf

    I do not know how to “PART” anything but f I need to have that done, at least I will have my own tools.

  • Rob (Down Under)

    Call me an ‘old woman’, but I have some precautionary rules that I follow –

    – Don’t mess with my images
    Someone in another article today, was seeking ability to increment a backup image.
    If your images are important to you for recovery purposes, don’t penny pinch by incrementing existing images.

    =Do all my imaging from a bootable CD (Nothing to do with this article)

    – Do all my partitioning from a bootable CD
    If this giveaway cannot run from a bootable CD, it fails my ‘old woman’ criteria

  • Nearly a year ago, Aomei gave away a previous version of this software, Aomei Partition Assistant Professional Edition 3.0, for free and I covered the give-away on Technically Motivated. While discussing the program, I did a quick review of its features and effectiveness; and while it’s not comprehensive or up-to-date, the current 4.0 version makes few changes to 3.0’s formula, so I feel that the article could still come in useful to those wanting to know if this program is worth it. The article can be found here:

    It’s good to see dotTech are finally picking up on AomeiTech’s rather frequent giveaways. Aomei have been a partner of Technically Motivated for eighteen months now; and as a result of this I’ve been able to report quickly on my blog about upcoming freebies and have even wrote full reviews a small number of their products – I can confidently say they are the most actively wrote about on my blog, though that’s mainly due to having a lack of time as of late to actually seek out and test new software, so partners will always come first. (I really need to find other Tech Bloggers willing to contribute to keep the blog going strong…) I can’t say that our articles are “exclusive” – Aomei seem to be one of those companies who just come to any Tech Blog they can find and try to get them on board with them – but they’re certainly welcomed; and it’s nice to see dotTech join in, as freebies always deserve the maximum attention they can get, for the benefit of the company and the users.

  • Ashraf

    @Kol: The first two actually arent freebies per se. They are freeware. The first link you post is of Partition Assitant Home Edition, the version I discussed above. The second link is the lite version of Amoeis server edition of Partition Assisant.

    The last link is of Partition Assistant Pro, the freebie discussed in this article.


  • Kol

    What a great way to start a new year but with more great freebies

    Two Surprises: – FREE

    Support Windows 7, XP, Vista 2000 Professional both 32 and 64 bit
    New features such as merging, creating or converting are also written in
    Commercial use authorization – FREE
    Shinning Points:

    Support Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008 both 32 and 64 bit
    Allows Server users to accomplish the basic disk partition optimization like resizing and moving partition with ease

    THE BIGGEST surprise

    Here, Aomei may joy, health and success be with you in the coming 2012! And right now, you could get one copy of Aomei® Partition Assistant Pro Edition 4.0 (Worth $36)

    SMILIN :-)