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Rescue Kit 14 Free Edition

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Regain control when disaster strikes! 


Be prepared before a disaster strikes - get a data and system recovery kit today. Rescue Kit is a tool with strong backup and a complete collection of powerful rescue wizards that will help you to rescue your system and your data. All you need to do to achieve complete control over any critical situation is to create your personal Paragon Rescue Kit recovery media.

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Full Features


Backup features

  • Sector backup to save not only all on-disk information but also the system service structures
  • Backup to local mounted and unmounted (without assigned drive letter) partitions
  • Backup to an external mounted storage to provide a higher level of data protection and system independence
  • Backup to a special secured place on the hard disk called the Backup Capsule. This hidden partition will stay operable even if the active file system is damaged
  • Backup to external media (CD/DVD) to guarantee a high level of data protection as long as the backup media is kept secure
  • Backup to network shares
  • NEW Backup to virtual disk (VHD, pVHD, VMDK, VHDX)


Restore Facilities

  • Restore an entire disk, separate partitions or just single files from a previously created backup image
  • NEW Restore from virtual disk (VHD, pVHD, VMDK, VHDX)


upplementary tools

  • NEW Recovery Media Builder - prepare either Linux or WinPE-based bootable environment on your favorite media: create ISO-image and burn it to CD/DVD or USB-flash drive
  • NEW Linux Recovery Environment now includes: UEFI fixup to backup and restore 64-bit Windows systems configured to the uEFI boot mode


New User-friendly interface

  • NEW Metro-style Express Launcher
  • Uplifted Linux recovery environment GUI


Boot Corrector Wizard

  • Search for valid Windows installations (Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server/7/8/8.1)
  • Correct drive letters in the System Registry of a selected Windows installation
  • Correct “boot.ini” on selected disk
  • Correct Boot Configuration Data (BCD) files for partitions on selected disk or for partitions on all disks
  • Correct the Master Boot Record (MBR) executable code
  • Reorder primary partitions (change primary slots)
  • Correct the boot record for a selected Windows installation (increment the Serial Number, correct the partition offset, make a copy of the boot record, correct the Bootsect.dos file if exists)
  • Set an active partition
  • Hide/unhide partitions
  • Change Serial Numbers
  • Change Partition IDs
  • Display the MBR in a more understandable format
  • Display partition properties
  • Create, display, save or print a boot correction report


File Transfer Wizard

  • Export important files and folders from the partition (including GPT disks) to another local drive, or burn them to CD/DVD in case of system failure


Undelete Partition Wizard

  • Undelete partitions (recover accidentally deleted or lost partitions)


Network Configurator Wizard

  • Establish a network connection on a bootable recovery media either to save a backup of a partition/hard disk or just several files on a network computer or retrieve a previously made backup from a network computer for recovery purposes


Registry Editor Wizard

  • View and modify settings of any Windows System Registry in the offline mode


Password Cleaner

  • Clean user passwords for Windows NT/2000/2003/2008/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1. Change any user password, including Administrator's to a blank one, even if your password has been encrypted with the Syskey utility


Load Drivers Wizard

  • Add drivers for specific hardware with a handy dialog.


Log Saver

  • Simple procedure of sending support requests to the Paragon Support Team


System Requirements


Supported Operating Systems

  • Rescue Kit 14 Free is a bootable, platform independent recovery bundle
  • NEW Windows 8.1 support


Computer Bus Interfaces

  • Parallel ATA (Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment)
  • SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment)
  • External SATA (eSATA)
  • All levels of SCSI, IDE and SATA RAID controllers
  • SCSI (Small Computer System Interface)
  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) 1.x/2.0/ NEW 3.0
  • IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
  • All types of RAIDs (hardware and software)
  • PC or PCMCIA Card (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association)

Supported Storages

  • Support of both MBR and GPT hard disks (2.2TB+ disks included)
  • IDE, SCSI and SATA hard disks
  • SSD (Solid State Drive)
  • AFD (Advanced Format Drive)
  • Non-512B sector size drives
  • CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD+R double layer and also Blu-ray discs
  • FireWire (i.e. IEEE1394), USB 1.0, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 hard disks
  • PC card storage devices (MBR and GPT flash memory, etc.) 

Supported File Systems

  • NTFS (v1.2, v3.0, v3.1)
  • FAT16/FAT32
  • Ext2FS/Ext3FS/Ext4FS
  • Linux Swap
  • HPFS (only view)
  • Apple HFS+
  • Backup Capsule

System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Pentium CPU or its equivalent, with 300 MHz or higher processor clock speed
  • RAM: 256 MB of RAM required, Windows PE Recovery CD requires 1024 MB
  • Disk space: 750 Mb
  • SVGA video adapter and monitor
  • Mouse (recommended)
  • On-board BIOS supports booting from CD/USB first

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