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13TH October 2004

Take Command of your System and Let Battle Commence!

Only System Commander provides the best operating system manager and full partitioning in one integrated package!

Plymouth, UK – Avanquest UK, in partnership with V Communications, a leading developer and publisher of advanced software utilities, has announced the first major upgrade in 3 years of System Commander, the safest and easiest way to add and manage new operating systems, without any performance degradation. System Commander 8 has a host of new features and improvements, including the ability to boot CDs, increased speed, support for Windows 2003 and Longhorn and the ability to boot from dynamic disks and more.

System Commander 8 is the only OS Manager that can natively install directly into NTFS from Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 and Longhorn. It also supports installation from older OSes including Windows 95 through ME and even DOS. Typically adding less than a second to the boot process, System Commander automatically detects all OS’s on a system and presents the user with available OS choices in a skinable graphics environment.

New with System Commander 8 is VCOM's award winning Partition Commander 8. Partition Commander is the most powerful partitioning tool available and is completely integrated into System Commander. For partitioning operations, it can be run from the hard disk or from the System Commander boot CD, even if no OS is currently working. In addition to safe partition resize, copy, and move features for Windows, Linux and more, users can safely resize NTFS clusters, convert NTFS Dynamic disk into basic NTFS, resize Linux Ext2, Ext3 and ReiserFS partitions and much more. VCOM’s exclusive BackStep Wizard™ lets users undo partitioning operations, further enhancing system safety.

System Commander 8 is the latest release of the popular System Commander product, which has sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide. “When you want to upgrade to, or just try out a new OS, often undesired conflicts appear. But with System Commander installed these conflicts are completely avoided,” noted David Boothroyd, Avanquest UK Product Manager for V Communications’ products. “In addition to upgrading or trying new OS’s, like Longhorn, System Commander is ideal when you must have multiple OS’s installed on a single PC for training, testing, development and other applications,” concluded Boothroyd.

System Commander 8 supports all PC compatible operating systems, uses no resident memory, requires less than 20MB of disk space and converts partitions between FAT and FAT 32 and between NTFS and FAT32, including compressed NTFS volumes.

“System Commander is unique in the fact that it requires absolutely no system resources or overhead from your OS’s, unlike other, more expensive approaches,” said Frank van Gilluwe, president of V Communications.

System Commander 8 also includes improvements to the patented OS Wizard, which is used to automate the preparation of a drive for a new OS. These features and new enhancements make System Commander 8 the most powerful operating system manager on the market.
The retail price of System Commander 8, which includes a free, integrated copy of Partition Commander 8, is only £49.99.

About Avanquest
Avanquest UK is part of the Avanquest global organisation. Formed in June 2003 by parent company BVRP Software Group, Avanquest is a network of companies offering a complete range of software publishing resources and a worldwide market to software developers from around the globe. Avanquest has a local presence on five continents and long-established relationships across all channels of distribution in markets covering nearly 90% of the world’s total software sales. BVRP Software Group, a leading international software developer and publisher, was founded in Paris in 1984 and is listed on the Nouveau Marché of the Euronext stock exchange (ISIN FR0004026714). For additional information, please visit and

About V Communications
V Communications has been creating solutions for users of personal computers since 1986. Its products, which are designed for a full range of PC users, are available worldwide through retail, VAR and enterprise sales channels and are widely recognised for their superior quality, reliability and ease of use.


Product Information
David Boothroyd, Republishing Product Manager
Tel: 01752 241466

Press Information
Natalie Dowse, Public Relations
Tel: 01962 835000
Mobile: 07870 279233

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