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Paragon Drive Copy 11 Pro Special Edition (English) Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Paragon Drive Copy 11 Pro Special Edition (English)

Paragon Drive Copy 11 Professional Special Edition. Performs any migration, no matter the source or target.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 732 (64%) 417 (36%) 170 comments

Paragon Drive Copy 11 Pro Special Edition (English) was available as a giveaway on February 21, 2012!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.99
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DupHunter enables new smart ways of finding duplicate images.

You no longer need to spend hours performing tedious, complicated re-installations when buying or upgrading your PC. Take all the best from the system you’re used to - and simply move it to the new environment. Use Drive Copy 11 Professional for fast, efficient computer migrations of any software/hardware combination, from any source, to any target.

Key features

  • New Retained (Hybrid) GPT disk and gain access to the entire HDD capacity;
  • Take advantage of SSD drives. Migrate OS to SSD wizard performs fast and safe Windows migrations to new storage devices (HDD or SSD);
  • Move to 3TB drive. Traditional MBR partitioning schemes do not work with HDD bigger than 2.2TB. Drive Copy 11 allows you to use 100% of high-capacity drives;
  • Automatic alignment. Automatically aligns partitions to boost drive performance;
  • P2V Copy. Migrate a Windows XP/Vista/7 physical system to a virtual environment;
  • Support for USB 3.0.

* Automatic partition alignment is always active during create/move operations, active during redistribute free space/resize operations only when the left partition boundary is affected, active during copy/restore operations with resize only.

Detailed Product information is available at Paragon Drive Copy 11 Professional.

Limitations: WinPE recovery media is not included in this download

Technical Support: During the Giveaway period Paragon Software provides technical support at www.giveawayoftheday.com. Please, post your questions if you have any troubles while downloading, registering and using the software. Paragon Software’s support team will reply you as soon as possible.

System Requirements:

Operating systems: Windows XP/Vista/7 and XP SP2/Vista/7 64-bit; Intel Pentium CPU or its equivalent, with 300 MHz processor clock speed; 256 MB of RAM (512+ recommended); Hard disk drive with 200 MB of available space; SVGA video adapter; USB 3.0

Publisher:

Paragon Software

Homepage:

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/dc-professional/

File Size:

183 MB

Price:

$39.95

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I have received a harddrive replacement, when i tried to install the program to copy the data from old harddrive onto new one. The installer tells that offer time is over and cant install it?!!?

I have contacted paragon, they tell even if i have the program registered they dont offer downloads for this edition.

So technically i am stuck with nothing!

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  3 years ago
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#147, you sound very harsh.
you can always walk away if you don't like it, what gives you the right to "demand" how business serve you free stuff ?!

Ask nicely and show some appreciation or just walk away.

Reply   |   Comment by Be nice  –  3 years ago
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As with #165, I registered online and never received an e-mail. After a suitable wait, I tried again with a 2nd address. It's now a day later and neither account received a code. (And I did check my spam folders.)

Paragon usually offers great products and I just bought a new laptop that would benefit from the program. I truly would appreciate it if they honored timely requests and not deny registration due to their delay in sending the validation codes.

Thank you Paragon and Giveaway of the Day

Reply   |   Comment by C_W  –  3 years ago
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Here is my follow-up to the above #155 156 158. I have not recieved a response from Paragon & it's strange the posting I had put up after 158 dissapeared mysteriously which was an email reciept that said " Your message was deleted without being read on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 8:10:32 AM UTC.

Reply   |   Comment by Stan  –  3 years ago
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Why is it that so many of us seem to have received corrupt zip files. try as I might I could not get this downloaded.

Reply   |   Comment by cryptq1  –  3 years ago
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file downloaded with no problem. never got the registration email.

tried two different email addresses

Reply   |   Comment by K  –  3 years ago
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@Cryo #138

Of course, as far as I can tell, they don’t sell any other versions of this particular product, but perhaps they have in the past, or are just leaving that possibility open with their naming scheme. :P
Unforuntately, it doesn't just stop with the Professional Special. It's been said several times now that "Drive Copy" is not the same as "Backup and Recovery" – so what, exactly is the difference? I see this product has P2V Copy – does Backup and Recovery do that? Is this P2V Copy feature different from the one in Paragon Virtualization Manager? If so, how is it different? And for that matter, what's the deal with "Paragon Migrate OS to SSD", "Paragon System Backup", and "Paragon Alignment Tool", three other products that Paragon is selling? What is this insanity?

Reply   |   Comment by Jorpho  –  3 years ago
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#60, #67, #69, #74, #74, #76, #96, & #102 etc. etc. etc

Like all of the above members, plus many many others... who experienced download problems, registration problems, no response to registration, no email reply, no serials... etc etc. etc.

What a mess!! I don't blame GOTD, I blame Paragon!

To the folks at Paragon... instead of winning over new customers by letting new customers try your product, you have alienated them with poor customer service!

To the good folks at GOTD... you have a loyal customer base, if nothing else please contact Paragon and explain the situation or in the future please consider refusing to offer Paragon products due to their consistent "server related" problems? It makes you wonder if Paragon is actually a small time operation that consists of just one or two people operating out of someones basement.

Reply   |   Comment by Elton Noway  –  3 years ago
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Took for ever to download... Never received the registration email... Paragon dropped the ball on this one...

Reply   |   Comment by fro  –  3 years ago
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Last time Paragon offered one of their programs, 16Nov11-Paragon B&R 11 Compact- they were also having server problems and offered an extension to the download period in the following days.
see: http://feeds.feedburner.com/GiveawayOfTheDayProjectTeamsBlog.
I had problems here in UK, All Day Long but yet to see clearly (as yet this morning) if they will do the same again this time, it wasn't our fault we were here, where were YOU?
I stayed up late into the night attempting to download it and guess what it was down this morning BUT GOTD refused to allow me to proceed - Out of Time!
Come on GOTD and Paragon this is a tease and unfair, where is a Repeat of the download extension for ALL those like me?

Reply   |   Comment by Freddie Weeks  –  3 years ago
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And now it is Wednesday and still no serial numbers.

Reply   |   Comment by ken  –  3 years ago
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@Chris Forbes: Some programs like Laplink PC Mover claim to be able to do what you want, but from what I've heard none really deliver. I look forward to the day when the Windows registry is dead and buried and all apps are portable apps (or at most rely on common dependencies that are included with your OS or readily available as free downloads).

Reply   |   Comment by truthmonger  –  3 years ago
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I emailed Paragon to see if they can help me, I will let you know the results later today.

Reply   |   Comment by stan  –  3 years ago
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183Mb? Youchie.
Just came on here to try and get this, but the download's so big I ran out of time.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  3 years ago
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.......it's not even in add/remove programs & cant find it in C: drive thogh it definitely installed, I seen it extract & registration came up after install then disapeard after I hit the link to register so have registration info with no where to put it. I am not very comfortable with this at all. luckily I tracked the install.

Reply   |   Comment by stan  –  3 years ago
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cant find softwae in program files or anywhere else. Registration came up & dissapeared & I have 9 minutes left, not doing good over here., any help appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by stan  –  3 years ago
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no registration e-mail has been received... sigh it takes a loonng time to get 183MB on my sloww ISP,,,

Reply   |   Comment by Hazel  –  3 years ago
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This has not happened before,
I have the email with my rego details and I can't go any further,
what a shame, was it all worth the effort ?
This is something I really wanted to check out,
before I buy if it's as good as it looks.
Bummer, time is running out.
Thanks anyway

Reply   |   Comment by MalB  –  3 years ago
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I'm not dumb, but I can't find my copy of this program in my computer either, even though it seemed to install just fine. All that shows up is my previous Paragon Version 10 of this program. As a result, I can't even put in my registration codes despite Paragon's having emailed them to me a little while ago. Any help out there will be appreciated!

Reply   |   Comment by moosish  –  3 years ago
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First of all I like Paragons software.... Thanks GOTO ... well back to issue that came up below...

I cant install Paragon Drive Copy 11 Professional Special Edition

I get this error message below

The windows installer service could not be accesses this can occur if the windows installer is not correctly installed contact your support personnel for assistance

Reply   |   Comment by Jeffrey Dickinson  –  3 years ago
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For those having trouble extracting the files, you may need to manually select a different folder to extract to. I have ALZip installed and after I got the error saying it couldn't extract the files, it allowed me to select a different location and try again. I was then able to run explauncher.exe from the folder I extracted to to get registration code and install program successfully.

Reply   |   Comment by yoda316  –  3 years ago
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Well, I tried registration with 3 different email addresses, including one that always worked with Paragon before, but the day's over and I've still not received the registration email. From the other messages, I thought the download was going to be the biggest hurdle, but it finally finished and ran fine. For hours I've been stuck at the place where I need to put in the key. Perhaps today's giveaway was only for a limited number of hours? What a disappointment, and definitely a waste of bandwidth since my account has a limit. Oh well.

Reply   |   Comment by Terri  –  3 years ago
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on clicking the setup.exe which i downloaded i just get "Failed to connect. Try Later"

Any help. What is the problem n how to activate. What to do?

Reply   |   Comment by Ram  –  3 years ago
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To PARAGON:

I HAVE NEVER HAD TO SPECIFY MY ''TITLE'' BEFORE with ANY previous Paragon offers through GOTD and I'm not about too now so You'd better change your dammed regisration procedure form.

Reply   |   Comment by P. C.  –  3 years ago
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To #13
you recommend, among others, FarStone's 'TotalRecovery'. I tried it, and unfortunately it is useless. It does not boot up with a computer with a SATA drive, which is of course totally unacceptable. I know, geeks can add the right drivers, and it will work, but that is not everybody's cup of tea. I suggest, stay with Paragon - their programs just work, always!

Reply   |   Comment by Heinz Iten  –  3 years ago
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Thank you Paragon & GOTD for the excellent software.
When I use the external drive on host computer will the changes remain on my external drive after disconnecting from host computer; and how do I update these changes to my main computer
Thanks in advance.
Sarosh

Reply   |   Comment by sarosh  –  3 years ago
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Thank you Paragon & GOTD for the excellent software.
In case of making my system mobile, could you tell me if the changes I make in my external drive will remain after I disconnect from the host computer and will I be able to apply these changes to my main computer? Will the external drive be susceptible to virus from the host computer?
Thanks in advance.
Sarosh

Reply   |   Comment by sarosh  –  3 years ago
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I know people modded #84 down for saying they were waiting on their serial number, but there does seem to be a problem. I submitted the form over an hour ago now, still nothing. And no, it's not in my spam folder, I checked. Hopefully it'll get here before the giveaway's over, or will still accept it if installed before the giveaway is over.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin  –  3 years ago
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Installation error: get msg 1606: cannot find network O/. error 1606? any suggestions of what this means, as now I cannot install after I recieved email verification with serial number and product number.

Reply   |   Comment by Petra  –  3 years ago
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I downloaded and it finishes prematurely or is invalid zip for the third time. Is there any way to get a better place to download this software from. Time is almost up and I don't want to miss out on this program, I like Paragon software, it works very well in mos cases if you know what you are doing. Pleae help me get a good download of this software so I can install it. Thanx for your help.

Reply   |   Comment by Charlie Copeland  –  3 years ago
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Why even after registering 3 times I'm still waiting product key & serial no. e mail ?

Reply   |   Comment by AJ  –  3 years ago
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Perseverance is the name of the game it seems. Finally got it downloaded, installed and activated, and, a 40gig HDD copied to another 40gig HDD.

Worked brilliantly. Even the Icons on the Desktop were in their right places.

A keeper for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob M  –  3 years ago
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@Jorpho #70

It's "Professional Special Edition" because it's the Professional Edition, except with a Linux recovery disk in place of the WinPE one included with the normal Professional Edition. That was likely done for licensing issues, and the software is otherwise identical. The "Special" part of the name is just to indicate that difference.

Of course, as far as I can tell, they don't sell any other versions of this particular product, but perhaps they have in the past, or are just leaving that possibility open with their naming scheme. :P

I also see lots of people comparing this to various backup programs, but it's not primarily intended for backup purposes, but for migrating from one computer to another. For backups, there are certainly more suitable products, including some from Paragon.

I probably won't have much need for this particular program, but installed it anyway, since I've found some of their other products, like their partition manager, to be useful. The product downloaded quickly and installed fine for me. I did notice that the registration page at their site didn't submit my information on the first attempt, but it otherwise went smoothly. The download is actually larger than the installed size of the program, so they probably include both 32 and 64 bit versions of the program in the installer in some inefficient way. It might be better if they split the two versions into separate downloads next time if that's the case.

Reply   |   Comment by Cryo  –  3 years ago
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Giovanni thanks for the info but apparently the Farstone offer expired before you posted it. Over at Tipradar we tried to install it with the serial given after you fill out the form (it's the same serial regardless of what you put in for name etc.) and it does not work, said something like used too many times.

Reply   |   Comment by Kramyugtaht  –  3 years ago
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I did have problems downloading, but finally managed to do it. However, the main problem now is that I registered 1.5 hour ago and I still haven't received any serial number.
As it is now 1 AM in my country, probably I'm going to miss this one.
Anyway, thanks to Paragon, a reputed developer, for offering this.

Reply   |   Comment by Brad  –  3 years ago
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I've tried to register this with several different emails and have not received the serial number. I checked all the junk mail folders but have not received the numbers. Can someone help?

Reply   |   Comment by almacote  –  3 years ago
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Thanks to Paragon Software + GOTD.

No current need for it but will keep for rare future occasion of my secondary 320 GB hard disk upgrade to bigger and faster hard disk. Already have a primary hard disk of 2 TB.

I got my product key and serial number immediately after submitting application. When I next clicked the menu to see my GMail, it is already there from "eservice" in my Inbox. Definitely less than 1 minute and most likely only took few seconds to get the serial number.

For those still waiting for serial number may be change your email provider. Sometimes I type in my email address wrongly. This can be a cause of long waits.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 years ago
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#70 Jorpho writes: "Paragon’s products have been quite nice in my experience, but can we PLEASE cut out this naming insanity? I mean, “Professional Special” ? Really?

Just give us one nice bullet-point chart with ALL the versions of EVERYTHING saying which products have the same features and which products have different features. All this needless confusion has been going on for so long that it’s beginning to seem like a deliberate attempt to deceive."

========

On numerous occasions, at the actual site, I have attempted to decipher what Paragon tool does what and there is no comparison tool, no side by side bullet list, etc. -then throw in these "Special Editions" that exclude something like WinPE and the confusion dramatically increases.

In the past, I have went so far as to actually print out the individual Paragon products to compare what does what and yes, from the large overlap, I do believe that deliberate, intended confusion exists.


Note: EasUS provides an excellent list of difference between the actual WinPE and this Paragon "Special offer" reduction version that only provides Linux here:

http://www.todo-backup.com/products/features/winpe-bootable-disk.htm

As far as I am concerned, EaseUS does more for free, including this free offer today, with no marketing deception; I can find exactly what I am searching for in seconds; not hours.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  3 years ago
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Thanks to Paragon for answering my question. This is the kind of service that guarantees business. (#33)

Reply   |   Comment by billy  –  3 years ago
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Would this be able to migrate a partition from an SSD to an HDD?

Do I need to use a special wizard, or worry about alignment?

I want to move my main OS partition to a regular HDD, and use the SSD caching available on my Z68 motherboard (SRT Caching) with a smaller SSD. This will free up the OS SSD for another machine.

Any ideas if I will run into any issues? all the resources on the web talk about migrating "to" an SSD.

Reply   |   Comment by Taz  –  3 years ago
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The download worked fine but have yet to receive my activation code etc. by e-mail and it's 20 minutes now. Nothing in spam filter so not sure if they are having problems again.

Anyone having success this evening?

Reply   |   Comment by porcupine  –  3 years ago
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I didn't get a registration email - after I retried an hour later and this time checked the box agreeing to accept their newletters, the email arrived withing a minute!

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis Roland  –  3 years ago
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After the slowest download I can recall I have registered, but no serial or product key arriving...

Reply   |   Comment by Allin  –  3 years ago
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I tried the suggestion in the following for error 2739, but it still did not work.

http://kb.paragon-software.com/paragon/include/templ/object2.jsp?catId=2124&objId=6778&statId=1943949&foLang=en

For Windows 64-bit first go to %systemroot\syswow64% folder (usually it's "C:\Windows\syswow64"):
cd syswow64
regsvr32 jscript.dll

Same Error 2739: could not access javascript run time for custom action" and installation aborts.

Reply   |   Comment by BC  –  3 years ago
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The file downloaded over my wireless connection in 5 min 35 sec. To anyone claiming it takes to long to download?. How is your slow internet connection Paragons fault. Personnally I want to thank Paragon for the fastest throughput I've ever had.

Reply   |   Comment by Carl Crazie  –  3 years ago
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Cannot install Paragon & got error message 2739.

Reply   |   Comment by BC  –  3 years ago
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Awaiting serial number and key. If they don't arrive on time, will the offer be extended? Thanks GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis R  –  3 years ago
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8:14 p.m., is up and apparently running again. Perhaps too many service requests are bogging it down to a crawl

Reply   |   Comment by elBorikua  –  3 years ago
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it is 8 p.m. in the east coast in USA and the server is not responding to download the Zip file. Is it down again?

Auf Wiedersehen!

Reply   |   Comment by elBorikua  –  3 years ago
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Would this software move my GOTD programs that "live" on my C: Drive to an external drive? That is, IF I could download it? I guess I'll have to use another downloader - wait a minute, I "lost" my "generic" downloader the last time I crashed my system in January.

Would one of the "gurus" plase tell us (we, the mass of GOTD users not knowledgable in techie talk)in SIMPLE ENGLISH exactly what this software DOES?

I have a few Paragon "freebies" and 2 I have paid for, so I absolutely DO recommend the software - that is IF we can get it downloaded before the giveaway ends.

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