Microsoft NTFS for Mac by Paragon Software

MiniMacDonald

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Dec 8, 2018
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I am planning on buying the full version of Microsoft NTFS for Mac by Paragon Software. I am currently using the Seagate version which only allows to read and write from recognized Seagate NTFS drives. In the full version they say one can "Quickly restart your Mac in Windows from the menubar (assuming it’s installed on your mounted Microsoft NTFS drive)." Is that even possible with Windows 10? I was under the impression that if one tries to do say a motherboard upgrade on a PC that the free upgrade version of Win10 that was originally vetted to Windows users would no longer work. Wouldn't this be the same if I were to try and use that HDD via the Paragon software? How are they able to make the claim that one could boot from a drive with Windows pre-installed?
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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I am planning on buying the full version of Microsoft NTFS for Mac by Paragon Software. I am currently using the Seagate version which only allows to read and write from recognized Seagate NTFS drives. In the full version they say one can "Quickly restart your Mac in Windows from the menubar (assuming it’s installed on your mounted Microsoft NTFS drive)." Is that even possible with Windows 10? I was under the impression that if one tries to do say a motherboard upgrade on a PC that the free upgrade version of Win10 that was originally vetted to Windows users would no longer work. Wouldn't this be the same if I were to try and use that HDD via the Paragon software? How are they able to make the claim that one could boot from a drive with Windows pre-installed?
It's just providing a convenient way to change the startup disk. That functionality is in no way related to Windows licensing.
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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So are you saying that if I were to open the Win10 HDD via the Paragon software I would be able to boot Win10 on my Mac Mini as they claim?
It's doing the same thing as changing to boot Windows 10 using the built in Startup Disk System Preference. If you have a copy of Windows installed on your computer in Bootcamp, yes, it will do what is claimed.