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Paragon System Backup 10.5 Special Edition (English Version) Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Paragon System Backup 10.5 Special Edition (English Version)

System Backup 11 - simple, smart and secure backup technologies!
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Paragon System Backup 10.5 Special Edition (English Version) was available as a giveaway on December 21, 2011!

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$29.99
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Restores data from any type of storage media

Simple, smart and secure backup technologies! System Backup is easy to use and highly automated: out-of-the-box automation for scheduled background protection of your complete system and data. Plus, customizable backup strategy options for specialized individual needs.

System Backup 10.5 Special Edition is a full clone of System Backup 11 with NO WinPE included.

Key Features of System Backup 10.5 Special Edition:

  1. Out-of-box automated backup helps you initiate protection of your system and data on a regular basis just after the product installation.
  2. Set-and-forget backup strategy. Cyclic Backup establishes a self-running data protection system, providing a “set-and-forget” backup strategy.
  3. With the Create New Storage wizard, System Backup will analyze your disk system and determine the most appropriate place to store your backup images.
  4. Paragon’s Smart backup engine effectively distributes resources among other applications when backing up in the automatic mode, so you can keep working on your computer and without any noticeable lag in system performance.
  5. System Backup is based on simplicity and minimal user participation.
  6. Advanced notification system. Color indicators in the system tray inform you about the level of danger your system and data are in and prompt you with ways to fix it.

What’s new in this version:

  • Support for the latest HDD standards and hardware. Enjoy support for SSD (Solid State Drive), AFD (Advanced Format Drive), 2TB+ and non-512B sector size drives.
  • Unified (x32/x64) full MSI Package.
  • Updated Linux based Recovery CD

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:

Intel Pentium or compatible, 233MHz or higher processor; 128 MB of RAM (256 MB or greater recommended); 100 Mb HD for the program installation, extra free space of HD for the snapshot storage (either on external or internal disk drive)

Publisher:

Paragon Software

Homepage:

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/systembackup/features.html

File Size:

162 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#103

I downloaded the huge file, started to install it, got as far as sending my contact info, which I sent, and then I waited for the activation code or whatever to be e-mailed back to me. I'm still waiting, not that it'll do any good as we're now three days past the free registration period. And yes, I checked my spam folder and it didn't get diverted there.

So now what? Where is the partially installed programme? It's not in the Program Files folder on my C: drive, but it must have put a lot of files somewhere to get that far into the installation.

And I uninstalled the previous version that I got from GAOTD, which I can't reinstall in place of the failed installation of the newer version. Bottom line: Paragon got me to uninstall a free version, to partially install a newer version, and left me with a hidden mess. Thanks a lot.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#102

Installed it and it SCREWED my Acer Laptop, BE WARY!!!!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Dman  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#101

One other thing I forgot to mention, this was within the period allowed to register the software.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

I downloaded the software and registered, however I was only sent a my user name and a password to log into the site. I never received a key code, nor a serial to use the software. I tried to register again and got the same response. I noted support,but have never gotten a response from them.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

I was unable to install, the download wouldn't open (I have a screenshot if needed). I was really disappointed.

Reply   |   Comment by ladybug2535  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

I can't get the Recovery Boot Disk to work over here:
(XP SP3)
After logo appears I get a black screen which says "Ancient bootloader. Probing EDD ( edd=off to disable )" ... and lots more.
So I can only assume the boot cd/dvd probably isn't meant to be used on 'older' machines because of some of the old display settings in the bios.

A little bit of googling learns more people are affected by this ever since versions 10 of different Paragon programs.

Anyways, be sure to check your boot disk...

Reply   |   Comment by SC  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#97

#70 Bruce

Have a look in your Program Files > Paragon Software > System Backup and see if you can find 'bootcd.iso'. Paragon usually make it available via the installation folder, and then it's simply a matter of using a software like IMGBURN to quickly burn the disk.

I've not installed today's offering so can't guarantee if it follows Paragon's normal pattern. If you have no luck try emailing them ... you never know you just might get some help.

Reply   |   Comment by Jess  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

This is one of the most convoluted, time consuming installation programs I have ever tried to install and I have done lots of them.
No more of this kind of installs for me, I don't care how good or bad it works. Install sucks big time. I don't have the patience for this kind of stuff. That's my 2 cents worth.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#95

Why am I getting a "2739 Javascript install error" !?!

Reply   |   Comment by dan  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#94

This program has caused some problems for me. What I have in my system is I have a RAID 0 of 2 SSD's and a RAID 5 of 3 3TB HDD's. All I want is to backup my SSD's onto my HDD's. So the first thing the program has to do is take a snapshot, which apparently is 1.4TB big... I initially didn't know how big it was gonna be until I thought it was taking a bit too long which I cancelled halfway through. And now my RAID 5, reads it has 2.08TB of space when it should have 5.3TB. I have no idea what this program did or how I'm going to fix this. My BIOS says my RAID is still functional, but still its scaring me.

Reply   |   Comment by Brandon  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#93

It would be nice if for the GOTD versions they would set the defaults to do not check for updates. I've forgotten a couple of times and when you start the software it automaticlly checks and voids the software. I've lost several, its most annoying.

Reply   |   Comment by Fred  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#92

I got as far as the part where I sent in my name and e-mail address. It said I'd be sent licence information within 15 minutes, but it's been nearly an hour and nothing. And yes, I'm also checking the spam folder.

There's just over two hours until the free giveaway ends, so I'm hoping that the 162 MB download and uninstalling the previous version (which was also from GAOTD, so I can't reinstall it) were worth it.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#91

Not able to install Paragon 10.5 Error message is

Error 1335 The cabinet file Data1.cab required for installation is corrupt and cannot be used. What can I do now?

Reply   |   Comment by Phillip  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#90

At the risk of sounding totally out of it, I have at last count 8 Paragon programs installed on my system - some look like updates of others - and I haven't a clue which ones might do duplicate operations. Paragon is sure prolific! And I appreciate the use of the software very much. This PC has proven fairly stable under the onslaught of the GAOTD software I download. Like Christmas, almost every day. Thanks, GAOTD & software people! Appreciation also to the members and their valuable information.

Reply   |   Comment by Sue  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#89

in reference to comment #59... nevermind, I got everything sorted out now. my mistake.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#88

@16 and @20 - lol buy 16 gb external harddrive or use disks!
Pointless - You can get 1 tb external harddrives frequently for hundred dollars! Got a 2 tb external hardrive for hundred on black friday! Waste of money buy disks! Got several pargon software - good stuff!

Reply   |   Comment by Dido  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#87

2 questions for Paragon. Where on Win 7 x64 is the "You will need to keep MSI installation file for future use."? I have installed many Paragon programs from GAOTD over the years. Used, & recommended some of Paragon's free versions, & purchased a few programs from Paragon such as Paragon Hard Disk Manager 11 Suite (which I use for my regular backups). And in general they have worked well. Paragon's change this year to allow free minor version upgrades for paid copies is a welcome improvement. However, when trying to install this "Paragon System Backup 10.5 Special Edition", to support a friend who will install this, I get a message "Another version of this product is already installed. etc.". Actually, there isn't another version of this product already installed. But I uninstalled 3 other Paragon products, via the Control Panel, that I thought might be interfering. Still I get the error. What should I do? And no, I'm not willing to remove "Paragon Hard Disk Manager 11 Suite". Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Marshall  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

I think the cobian backup is much much better and it is free all the time

Reply   |   Comment by German  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

I would have liked to have tried this but after downloading and registering without a hitch, the installation process borked my Vista Home Premium SP2 system...

The progress bar stopped at what appeared to be about 100% and just sat there for over 15 minutes. I did change the install directory to my D drive but that shouldn't have caused a problem. I tried to run some other programs such as process explorer but it locked up too as did a few other programs so I tried to cancel the install but it still just sat there doing nothing (with no disk activity and my CPU monitor indicated almost no activity). I started Task Manager and it locked up when I tried to stop the apps that were running.

I had to do a hard shutdown and then, during bootup, I had to restore to the last known good config to get Windows to boot. I'm really disappointed since I've actually been looking for a decent backup program. I've used Paragon software in the past with nary a problem but something in this install doesn't mesh well with a Dell laptop on Vista apparently.

Reply   |   Comment by Adder  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#84

Can someone please tell me if my computer crashes and I have to reinstall windows, (I have recovery discs) how do I restore my files/data using Paragon Backup 10.6(GOAD version)without the installed program? As the program registration is only good for today, do I have to purchase the product to use the backup on my external hard drive?

Reply   |   Comment by Sandy1  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#83

One thing that I would change about the installer is to give the user an option of where to extract the contents of setup.exe. I have a separate system partition (C:), and I try to keep it from getting filled up. The setup.exe installer just assumes I want the entire contents extracted onto C: without asking.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#82

For those having trouble opening the registration page, it is located at http://www.paragon-software.com/registration/sb_10_5_se.html

Reply   |   Comment by MyTuppenceWorth  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#81

Sup # 35.nr5. Some advice for you. I do repairs and have writing code since the 76. binary if anybody remembers those days. Do not buy a .5,1 or 2 tb ext hard drive. They fail at times also, and you will need pro software to recover your files and the recovered files usually are not usefull. You are better off buying smaller ext drives and backing up on both. If you can delete all software the ext drive brings and set it up as a large pen drive. Here's why, when your 1 or 2 tb fails and it will especially the HP ext drive because of an overheating problem they suffer from you have to format it to install there simple save [junk] software and there goes your music, photos data. WD are slightly better.

Reply   |   Comment by luie accardi  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#80

I'm running Windows 7 Professional, so I was expecting the "Unified (x32/x64) full MSI Package" to install automatically the software into a subfolder of Programs Files, instead it was installed to a subfolder of Program Files (x86).

"You will need to keep MSI installation file for future use." (message #36, from paragon) Where should I look for this file? What is its name?

Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by RAK da Pira  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#79

even though it claims having both version it did install 32 bits version on my win7 x64

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#78

Thanks GOTD and Paragon! Awesome giveaway today!

Reply   |   Comment by knight  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

Maybe someone can answer this in Terms I can understand, Please,
Will this software make a complete exact replica of my my hardrive
including partitions and hidden restore partitions Or will it only
image C: drive.I want to image all partitions on my laptop to a usb
external HD Then and when this hardrive blows I could buy the same size drive and have my original restore partition in tact Does this make any sense :) Thanks LOL

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#76

Doe's anyone know if the backup can be placed in a backup directory? I see no settings for this and the backup is residing in a root directory called DBHStorage. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#75

This program does not seem to allow me to backup smaller groups such as My Music etc. As has been said you have to back up the entire system. The program is nearly impossible to get rid of so far. Uninstall is not working for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Nunya Bizness  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#74

I did find in Task Manager that the Paragon System Backup service was stopped, but when I tried to start it, I received the message "the operation could not be completed. Access is denied.

Reply   |   Comment by RichU  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#73

I have a previous version of Paragon System Backup installed on my Win7 Ult 64 bit machine. When I try to start it up, I receive the message: The Service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it had no enabled devices associated with it.
Of course, since I cannot start it, I also cannot get to program options.
Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by RichU  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#72

@33 Comodo says that time machine is NOT a backup program, that they have comodo backup 4 as the backup program

Reply   |   Comment by Hoody  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#71

I was an addicted backup fanatic. I bought every application and hardware device known in the world of backup (daily backup!).

No more.

I have backblaze. It is 100% automatic for several terabytes of data, pics, video, docs and much more. I used to spend a few hours a week of my time. Now I spend NONE. All for about $4.50 per month!!!!

I am a new, non-fanatic, automated backup person now. Please check it out. You will be surprised.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob Fox  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#70

I don't understand!
Had no problem backing up my hard drive to a external drive but when I attempt to create a recovery disk I just get a error message "Media is not valid for writing. Please insert another disk to continue." I double-checked the cd-r disks I have and they are all recognized by the computer as writable media. So, what do I do? GOTD mentions a Linux recovery disk. How do I get that, or how do I make one if Paragon Software won't? Your help would be most appreciated. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#69

..look, with Carbonite, all this is obsolete and unnecessary

Reply   |   Comment by JOHN  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#68

Program cannot find any of my network drives. Tried it on Win 7 and XP Tablet Edition SP3. In both cases all other programs see the drives. Looks like it needs a physical USB connected drive as my internal drive is too full on the XP, but I could use it on the Win 7 with the internal drive.

Reply   |   Comment by Leo  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#67

Michael #56
You refer to Comodo Time Machine causing havoc with the MBR.
To be honest I'm at a loss as to why this would happen and would appreciate it if you expand on this further.
I've searched on the Internet for any reference to this and can find none.
My experience has been positive on the few occasions I have used it.
If you will be kind enough to show me good reason not to recommend program I will desist.

Reply   |   Comment by OldScotty  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#66

Downloaded, registered and ran 1st back. All went well. I know I will be criticized but one question for some of you who really like to help novices. The main reason I would need a back up is primarily a virus. I understand imaging and restoring. But how do you delete then the old system with the virus or problem from your computer? Sorry I know questions like this catch a lot of flak but appreciate any comments. By the way since never posted before but use gotd a lot, I really appreicate Giovanni's comments on alternates to try to compare to the give a way.

Reply   |   Comment by charley  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#65

This is an old post from Mike. It should answer a lot of the questions raised here...

Paragon System Backup 10 Special Edition (English Version)
System Backup is Paragon’s *passive* backup solution — originally you had to remember to back up your disk(s)/partition(s), then the ability to schedule backups made the job easier [you didn't have to remember], & System Backup makes it easier yet, running in the background without any user intervention. That is unless you want to, & there this version of System Backup offers more options to run a backup manually &/or to customize the way it works. Unlike Paragon Backup & Recovery, System Backup runs all the time with Windows. It also sets up it’s own, hidden Backup Capsule, which is an area on a drive/partition where all your backups are automatically stored. And System Backup gives you the option of restoring your drive(s)/partition(s) during boot-up, without needing a special USB stick or CD, before Windows starts [or in case it doesn't] — it can optionally add it’s own boot mgr., where pressing the hotkey [by default F1] during boot-up starts the recovery app [the same way you press F8 to get to Windows Safe Mode].

Designed to run in the background, System Backup’s, backups can take a while to complete, & your PC/laptop is not going to be as fast or responsive during that time, though for most activities you’re probably not going to notice much if any difference [e.g. my wife can tell a backup job's running if she wants to run one of her games, but otherwise her PC's fine doing e-mail, using ie8, & similar]. System Backup 10 does let you create or restore a backup *right now*, using the same backup & restore wizards as their other backup apps, & you can schedule System Backup to run backup jobs at times you’re not normally using your PC/laptop, &/or at times when you don’t need every ounce of power it can deliver.

In System Backup’s Start Menu folder you’ll see a sub-folder named Advanced — this is where you’ll find the more traditional Backup/Restore wizards. That’s also where you’ll find the File Transfer Wizard, which lets you copy/restore individual files, while the Synthetic Backup Wizard lets you work with backup disk/partition images — you can join/split, encrypt/unencrypt, compress/uncompress, burn to optical disc etc. And the Manage Backup Capsule Wizard is where you can change the amount of space available, clean up or delete the backup capsule, & set up the boot recovery option. Everything else is managed through the System Backup Console — right click the taskbar icon -> Show console. While most options using the console are self-explanatory, I want to point out that when you click Settings, the window appears to give you very clear-cut options, but clicking one of those options/links actually brings up a sort of mini-menu with more choices — clicking “every week” for example gives you the choices: “Don’t backup Automatically, Back up every day, Back up every month, & Set up precise schedule”.

Most Paragon apps can be easily made to run portably [with the exception of mounting backup images], & their installation has little impact on Windows — as you might expect System Backup breaks that mold [not that it'd make much sense as a portable app anyway :-) ]. The biggest impact comes from creating the Backup Capsule, a hidden partition where backups will be stored. Paragon recomends using a USB drive, & their slower transfer speed isn’t as big a problem given the slower backup speed that comes from System Backup running in the background. [A quick note, I've found Paragon apps don't always like or work well with the cheapest external drive housings.] If you don’t have another drive, or another partition on your main, system drive that System Backup can use, then it will need to add a partition to your system drive for its Backup Capsule — it’s safest to backup 1st to CD/DVD/BD using another app, be it free software from Paragon http://goo.gl/ua5P , Acronis [free from drive manufacturers like Seagate & Western Digital], or EASEUS etc. Problems from adding a partition are rare nowadays, but they can happen, & while it may take a long time to burn a complete backup image to DVD, it will often take longer to re-install Windows + all your apps.

Another (albeit optional) impact comes from System Backup’s Boot Mgr. — when installed it lets you boot into a recovery mode to restore a backup. Before you add that boot recovery option I strongly suggest backing up just the boot portion of your system drive — the backup wizard included in many Paragon apps, including today’s System Backup is ideal [you'll see it as the 1st disk track, with a separate checkbox from the disk/partition]. And in most cases you’ll want to create the bootable rescue disc too. This lets you put the bootable part of the disk back exactly if you have any problems or if you choose to uninstall System Backup — in my experience System Backup’s uninstall normally does a good job of removing its boot mgr/loader, but for a cost of just a few minutes this is great insurance.
Otherwise running Setup.exe opens the WinRAR self-extractor that, after phoning home to the GOTD site extracts the msi file that’ll actually install System Backup — make sure to note the proposed location where it’ll put the msi file, &/or change it — I use the same folder I ran setup.exe from. Installation adds the program folder, with 1,398 files, 25 folders, taking up ~48 MB, along with a folder under All Users\ Application Data & a couple of files with 1 folder to Windows\Installer\. As with most Paragon apps, you also get their Hotcore driver, & 2 Paragon files go to Windows’ system folder, prgiso.dll & qtp-mt334.dll. [Note FWIW that I usually move those 2 files into the program's folder (next to the .exe files) because 1) I always put a portable version on an external drive, & 2) once (out of dozens of times) adding a new Paragon app included a newer prgiso.dll that broke an *old* Paragon app.]. Installing System Backup does have more impact on the registry than most other Paragon apps, but since it involves re-starting Windows I can’t give a hard, valid number [starting Windows itself creates so many entries that it's hard to separate the wheat from the chaff] — 850 new entries in XP Pro is my *guess*.

As usual the free &/or GOTD versions of Paragon’s software don’t include the WinPE bootable disc image — with their other apps I’d make the case that LiveXP is superior IMHO to WinPE anyway. :-) That said, System Backup I think is more tailored to users who don’t want to bother with that sort of stuff. For the most part it eliminates the need for bootable discs/USB sticks in the 1st place, adding the option to boot directly into a recovery environment, & to me that’s one if its main advantages. When that won’t work, when the drive itself is damaged/worn out, there’s the included *nix-based rescue CD you can burn beforehand, & I’m frankly unsure what practical advantages a System Backup user would see with the pay-ware Paragon WinPE disc. I’ve used LiveXP with Paragon’s backup/restore apps [as portable apps] because the data transfer was much faster than their [old] *nix CDs [not sure about today's newer version], & I’d guess that was the case with Paragon’s WinPE. I’d also guess the average System Backup user wouldn’t be keen on figuring out how to make a Paragon backup/restore app portable, nor would they be enthusiastic about trying to use it to restore an image within a hidden backup capsule. For those folks concerned about drive failure as much or more than restoring an image because Windows *broke*, *maybe* this is a case where the WinPE disc is worth the price?
Comment by mike — January 26th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Reply   |   Comment by Janet  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#64

Like some other guy I asked 2 simple questions and indicated I need incremental backups. Plus I started my msg#9 with a positive attitude.
the msg. got (-16) points for usefulness

In #11 paragon answered to ONE of my two questions and skipped to comment on the incremental backups. For that they got +19 points for usefulness.

How come, important questions about the features of the product are voted to be useless and a partial answer to those questions is voted to be useful ?

I will pass. Without the incremental and the compression it has no advantage over win7's own backup.

Reply   |   Comment by steve  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#63

And just how do you remove "Paragon System Backup 9.5"? It can not be removed threw the "Add or Remove Programs" section of windows and it has no uninstaller in its directory.

Reply   |   Comment by Ray  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#62

The program should be excellent, but it won't accept the serial numbeer e-mailed to me after filling in the form. I downloaded twice, ascertained that no spaces were left (if copied directly with a Ctrl-V), but still no luck, Any suggestions?

Reply   |   Comment by Harry Rolnick  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#61

Does SYSTEM BACKUP make a copy of the Registry so that I may install my Vista OS on a brand new hard drive along with all my files and installed GAOTD programs that I’ve installed over the years? Do I have to worry about Microsoft licensing for running my Vista on two different PCs?

Reply   |   Comment by dan  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#60

Be sure to uninstall version 10 first if you already have it installed. Version 10.5 prompted me to uninstall "a previous version" but then caused my machine to hang up, taking about an hour to uninstall version 10. What a mess. I hope the 10.5 install goes a lot better.

I also have GFI and have read a lot of good reviews on it. Will see which one works better for me. Running XP SP3. Thanks GOTD & Paragon.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#59

There are a number of differences between the free system backup and restore included in both Vista and 7 and professional imaging software such as today's offering from Paragon. Vista/7 don't compress the image, they don't support automatic backup scheduling, they only offer incremental backups and will only restore to a hard drive of equal size or larger. Having said that it does an excellent fast and reliable job of what it does. As for those recommending Comodo Time Machine as an alternative kindly desist. Comodo Time Machine is an extremely dangerous application that can wreak absolute havoc with the computer's MBR from normal use at which point there is no way to recover the system other than formatting and reinstalling the entire OS. Yes some are lucky enough to not experience any troubles with it, but many have had to pay heavily to have their data recovered and systems reinstalled and considering that system imaging does the same job and a lot more there is no reason for anyone to be installing software that involves such a huge and unnecessary risk.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#58

Could never get this to work when I needed it.
Get error that it is a dynamic disc;
Didn't tell me that upon installing or making a backup.
Couldn't use a new hard drive to restore it to either.
So this and products like it are way over-rated.
An external Seagate HD with it's software
works like a charm, and is more versatile.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#57

I'm wondering what the difference is, between this Paragon (Paragon System Backup 10.5 Special Edition) and these other two versions of Paragon. ~~> Paragon Drive Copy 9.0 Personal Special Edition and Paragon Drive Copy 11. ~ Sorry, I don't know much about computers and so wondering why I might need all three of these??

Thanx for answering!!

Merry Christmas & God Bless!! ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Mystysch  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#56

I tried to restore a full back up on a new drive that I just created from Paragon software, well, it failed to boot after restoration.
So, what is the point of the full back up, if you can not restore the operating system back?
The wasted time is much more valuable than free software that does not perform to its promises.
Whether you use Linux or WinPe to start the computer makes no difference, the restoration failed to transfer the Win 7 boot system files.

Reply   |   Comment by Fred3  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#55

Try,
Free,
Tested,
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Easus TO Do Backup Free
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Reply   |   Comment by Cliff Claven  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#54

Question: will this backup server 2K advanced partions?

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