Partition Alignment in Virtual Machines is an issue that popped up a couple of years back and created a lot of blogfood at the time.
The process to enjoy this newly found wisdom used to be painful and involve a lot of moving data to newly properly aligned partitions. And as for the systemdrive…that was even worse!
Now fast forward to 2010 and apparently I’ve been stuck under a rock for quite some time because Paragon released a tool a while back that is supposed to make this task easier.
I took the Paragon Partition Alignment tool (v 2.0) for a quick test-drive and wanted to share the video with you..enjoy! (for best results: view it in HD and fullscreen!)
The installation of the program is not in the video because it was literally next,next finish!
After I did the testdrive, I also tried to push the application trough VMWare ThinApp which actually works!
The only caveat being that I wasn’t able to use the ThinApp Paragon application to realign systemdrives. (the system would just boot without starting the realignment process). However, if the only thing you want to re-align are non-systemdrives, the ThinApp version work just fine which saves a lot of installation hassles.
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