I am sure post dotTechies have read my post on Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition , Paragon’s hand at offering a freebie image backup software. As the name suggests, there is also a commercial/paid version of Paragon Backup & Recovery: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite ($69.95). Furthermore, we all know that Paragon markets its products often by running promotions giving away modified versions of its commercial software for free. The promotion allowing people to get Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact Edition ($39.95 value) of free is just that.
For a limited time, starting January 29, 2010 at 00:00 EST and ending January 31, 2010 23:59 EST (dotTechies can actually start downloading it now… keep reading for more information), users (32-bit and 64-bit) can download Paragon Backup & Recovery Compact Edition for free! Keep in mind once you have the installation file and registration information, you can reinstall the program whenever you want.
So, what exactly is Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact Edition? It is a data backup (image + file data backup methods) software, primarily. This chart explains, in details, the features of Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact Edition and how it compares to the other Paragon software:
As shown in the chart, Paragon Backup & Recovery Compact Edition has more features than Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition but less features than Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite. (To understand how Paragon compares to other popular (image) backup software, take a glance at my post comparing free image backup software .)
Now as I explained earlier, the promotion of Paragon Backup & Recovery Compact Edition actually starts January 29, 2010 at 00:00 EST. However, dotTechies have the ability to start downloading Paragon Backup & Recovery Compact Edition starting right now because a Paragon representative contacted me personally informing me about this promotion and asked me to post about it. Since I have been busy with life and trying to fix dotTech’s slow loading all day, I wasn’t able to post about this earlier, so the “head start” for dotTechies is only ~30 minutes whereas it could have been longer, but hey, we will take all we get, right?
So, to get Paragon Backup & Recovery Compact Edition for free, follow these simple directions:
Version being given out for free: v10.0, build 9169 (01.12.09 ) Compact Edition
Supported OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000
Download size: 127-129 MB
- Visit the registration page  and register:
- Check the inbox of the e-mail you entered for an e-mail from “firstname.lastname@example.org” with subject of “Your Product Registration for Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact – Covermount (English)”. In the e-mail you will find your registration information:
Keep this e-mail open because you will need to copy + paste the registration information soon.
- Download Paragon Backup & Recovery Compact Edition. (32-bit download  | 64-bit download ).
- Install Paragon Backup & Recovery Compact Edition. During installation you should see a window where you must enter your registration information:
Paste in the information and finish installing.
If you have any trouble getting Paragon Backup & Recovery Compact Edition for free, post below and I will try to help.