PLEASANTON, Calif. - August 29, 2006 - Avanquest Software, a leading developer
and publisher of business and consumer software for the global PC market,
today announced the release of Partition Commander 10, a feature-rich upgrade
to its award-winning hard disk partitioning and maintenance utility. Partition
Commander 10 features a new look and feel to give PC users of all skill levels
the power to separate, protect and organize their data and system files while
optimizing PC performance.
Disk Partitioning is a powerful solution that improves data security, enhances
system performance, provides better file organization and supports multiple
operating systems. With the addition of several helpful "wizards," Partition
Commander 10 automates this complex process, allowing even the most novice PC
users to take advantage of increased productivity and hard disk reliability.
By offering a safer, more secure method for segregating program files, personal
data, media files and backup files into individual partitions, Partition
Commander 10 serves as an ideal tool for coping with difficulties frequently
associated with operating system upgrades. With partitioning, users installing
a new operating system (OS), such as Microsoft Windows Vista or Linux, can
maintain their original configuration while continuing to make needed
adjustments to the new system. Partitioning also ensures that in the event a
virus or crash were to delete the OS, the partition containing data files would
Offering the ability to handle today’s large 500 GB+ drives as well as
supporting external, USB and FireWire drives, Partition Commander 10 provides
an "insurance policy" against an array of system threats. The software includes
built-in safety technology to protect against system failures by resuming
partition operations after power failure. In addition, BootFixer restores boot
records in PCs that can no longer initialize an operating system. Lost or
accidentally deleted partitions are easily restored with the partition recovery
tool. Slow hard-drive performance also can be dramatically improved with
Partition Commander’s built-in disk defragmenter that reorganizes programs and
"Partition Commander 10 provides a new intuitive and enhanced Windows interface
for those who want to maximize the organization of data stored on their PC, while
protecting their computer's operating system," said Frank van Gilluwe, president,
Avanquest Software Utility Products. "Designed for use with computers with large
hard drives, Partition Commander 10's comprehensive hard disk partitioning and
maintenance functions offer users of all skill levels worry-free partitioning tools."
Features new to Version 10 include:
Advanced Hard Disk Partitioning Operations
Enlarge existing partitions without rebooting Windows.
Recover any accidentally deleted partition by using the undelete hard disk
partition wizard (for Windows FAT, FAT32, NTFS, Linux EXT2, EXT3).
Convert OS hard disk partition from primary to logical and vice versa.
Built-in safety technology protects against system failures by resuming critical
partitioning operations after power failure.
Create, Copy, Merge, Resize, Delete, Redistribute Free Space and Undelete Partitions Wizards
Virtual Partition Preview
Preview partitioning changes before applying those changes. This fail-safe feature protects
users from making unintended partitioning mistakes.
Boot Fixer & Boot Corrector
Fix and restore non-booting Windows system back to normal health.
Partition Commander Professional 10 works with desktop or laptop PCs using Microsoft®
Windows® 95/98/Me/2000/XP or Linux operating systems. Priced at $49.95, it is available
at thousands of retail outlets across North America and online at
Existing Partition Commander 9 users will be able to upgrade to version 10 directly from the
following website: http://www.v-com.com.
About Avanquest Software
Avanquest Software is a global developer and leading publisher of best-selling personal and
professional software designed for PC maintenance, office productivity, communications and mobility
worldwide. Avanquest Software products are marketed in over 100 countries, through e-commerce, OEM
partnerships and IT resellers. Founded in 1984 as BVRP Software and listed since December 1996 on
Euronext (ISIN FR0004026714), Avanquest Software forms part of the Eurolist, NextEconomy segment
and SBF 250 index. Additional information on Avanquest Software is available at