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Paragon Backup & Recovery 11 Home was given a SILVER AWARD by Top Ten Reviews!
Backup & Recovery 12 Home has won editor's choice in a recent review and round-up of disk imaging/backup software on the Top-Windows-Tutorials.com
Paragon Backup & Recovery 11 Home was given a SILVER AWARD by Top Ten Reviews!
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Paragon Drive Backup was rated "Highly commended; the best value for the money" by Micromart.

Backup & Recovery 2014 Free Edition

For personal
use only

The most powerful free backup solution ever!

 

Take complete control of your PC’s safety. Create a backup of your data today. Based on solid commercial backup and recovery software from Paragon, the new Backup & Recovery 2014 Free Edition will give you a rich set of features that you can trust.

 

The software requires no registration!
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Free download
Full Features

 

Backup Features

  • Disk backup to save not only all on-disk information but also the system service structures. It is ideal for making a backup image of an entire hard disk (including GPT-discs) or system partitions to guarantee the operating system’s working capability
  • Differential backup to a sector image to only archive changes since the last full sector-based image, thus considerably saving the backup storage space. To restore this kind of backup you will require a full image and one of its differentials
  • Backup Capsule - You can place a backup image to a special secured place on the hard disk called the Backup Capsule that has an independent system layout (e.g. a separate partition) and will stay operable should the active file system be damaged. To avoid an accidental removing or unauthorized access of the backup data, this partition is hidden and thus cannot be mounted in the operating system
  • Support for the latest hardware as well as hard disk partitioning schemes
  • Support of all present day techniques to store backup images
  • New Back up separate partitions or entire hard disks to a pVHD (Paragon Virtual Hard Drive) format – a special VHD, optimized for storing backups of virtual and physical machines
  • New Back up changes since the full, or the latest incremental image. It's allowed to maintain several incremental chains based on one full image, provided each chain contains changed data of a particular backup object(s). pVHD based incremental imaging works much faster and rock-stable in comparison with the old PBF
  • New Universal Image Mounter (UIM) - Mount pVHD backup images to browse their contents and retrieve data both, in the program and directly under Windows OS

Restore Facilities

  • Restore an entire disk, separate partitions or only files you need from the previously created backup image
  • Restore with Shrink to restore a backup amount of actual data of the image
  • Create bootable USB Flash drive, CD or DVD to recover your PC on demand 
  • New Restore entire hard disks, separate partitions, or certain files and folders from pVHD (available under Windows and Linux)
  • New Restore contents of a 512-byte hard disk to a 4K hard disk with no additional actions from your side

Advanced Backup Tasks

  • Differential Partition Backup (Create a differential image of a partition)

Supplementary Tools

  • New Recovery Media Builder with WinPE support - prepare either Linux or WinPE-based bootable environment. Use all advantages of commercial version!
  • Check Recovery Discs: checks the recovery media for integrity and bootability 

New User-friendly interface

  • New Recovery Media Builder is now available in Express Launcher. Build your recovery environment easily and quickly.
  • The user interface is now fully compatible with the Windows 8 streamlined, tile-oriented interface, offering a Metro-style Express Launcher and a ribbon-based full scale launcher

Partitioning tools 

  • Create Partition
  • Format Partition
  • Delete Partition
  • Assign/Remove Drive Letter
  • Hide/Unhide Partition
  • Mark Partition as Active/Inactive
  • Modify: change volume label,Test Surface
  • Check File System Integrity

Operations with Archives

  • Add an archive to the database
  • Delete the archive from the database
  • Restore from the selected archive
  • Create Bootable archives
  • Restore File From Archive
  • Differential backup
  • Check Archive Integrity
  • Mount/Unmount the archive

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System Requirements

 

Supported Operating Systems

  • New Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32/64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
  • Windows Vista (32/64-bit)
  • Windows XP Professional SP2 (32/64-bit)
  • Windows XP Home SP2
  • Windows 2000 Professional SP4 
  • For server operating systems backup please check our Paragon Corporate Products Portfolio
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Supported Computer Bus Interfaces

  • New Complete UEFI Support
  • Parallel ATA (Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment)
  • SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment)
  • External SATA (eSATA)
  • SCSI (Small Computer System Interface)
  • iSCSI
  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) 1.x/2.0/new3.0
  • IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
  • All types of RAIDs (hardware and software)
  • PC or PCMCIA Card (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association)

 

Supported Storages

  • New Windows Storage Spaces support
  • 2.2TB+ hard disk drives
  • AFD (Advanced Format Drive)
  • Non-512B sector size drives
  • SSD (Solid State Drive)
  • HDD (Hard Disk Drive)
  • CD-R/RW
  • DVD-R/RW
  • DVD+R/RW
  • DVD+/-R (DL)
  • BD-R
  • BD-RE

     

Supported File Systems

  • NTFS (v1.2, v3.0, v3.1)
  • FAT16
  • FAT32
  • Linux Ext2FS
  • Linux Ext3FS
  • Linux Ext4FS
  • Linux Swap
  • Limited read/write access to Apple HFS+ partitions
  • Other file systems (in the sector-by-sector mode)

 

Supported Partitioning Schemes: 

  • MBR (Master Boot Record)
  • GPT (GUID Partition Table)

 

For Windows installation: 

  • CPU: Intel Pentium or compatible, 300 MHz or higher processor
  • RAM: At least 256 MB (512 MB or greater recommended)
  • Disk space: 250 MB*
  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher

 * During the installation additional free space (up to 1GB) will be required.


Supported Linux/DOS environment: 

  • CPU: Intel Pentium or compatible, 300 MHz or higher processor
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • SVGA video adapter and monitor
  • Mouse

 
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