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dotTech Exclusive: Free Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Home (Special Edition)! [48-hours only]

[1]Update: This giveaway has now ended. Please subscribe to dotTech (e-mail [2] | Twitter [3] | RSS [4]) so you can know about future giveaways before they expire!

Considering the fact that dotTech has featured and reviewed Paragon Software [5] products on dotTech multiple times in the past, I am sure many dotTechies are familiar with the brand. One of Paragon Software’s core competencies is data security; their Paragon Backup & Recovery product line is one of their flagship lines.

Paragon Backup & Recovery can be found in three different editions: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free [6], Paragon Backup & Recovery Home [7] ($29.95), and Paragon Backup & Recovery Suite [8] ($49.95). The following chart, created by Paragon Software, lists out the differences between all three editions, and also compares them to a discontinued product, Paragon Drive Backup Professional:

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The Home edition of the Paragon Backup & Recovery product line is fairly new; it as released very recently. And now dotTech and Paragon Software are teaming up to bring everyone Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Home (Special Edition) for free!

Here are are the highlights and features of Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Home, as per the developer:

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The only difference between Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Home Special Edition and Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Home (the edition you would get if you purchased directly from Paragon Software’s website) is Special Edition does not come with the ability to create WinPE recovery media. Special Edition still has all the other features mentioned above and can still create fully functional Linux based recovery media.

Now dotTech has not explicitly reviewed Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Home, so I can’t tell you what is good/bad about the program. However, dotTech has reviewed multiple different Paragon Software products in the past – including Paragon Backup & Recovery’s predecessor Paragon Drive Backup Professional [12] – and the general trend is Paragon Software products are excellent. Therefore, I am sure Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Home is an excellent product also. (But of course please provide your feedback/mini-reviews on the product in the comments below!)

That said, to get Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Home (Special Edition), follow these directions:

Version being given out for free: v10, build 10444 (14.07.10) Home Special Edition

Free updates: No

Supported OS: Windows 7 (32/64-bit)/Windows Vista (32/64-bit)/Windows XP Professional (32/64-bit)/Windows XP Home/Windows 2000 Professional SP4

Download size: 187 MB

Special note: This giveaway is available for the next 48 hours; it starts on Thursday September 9, 2010 00:00 PST and ends Saturday September 11, 2010 00:00 PST. After the 48-hours window, this giveaway will end. However, if you keep the installation file safe, you can install/reinstall the program whenever you want.

Note: This promotion is available to everyone – everyone may get it for free. However, this is a dotTech.org promotion. Please do not directly link to, copy, paste, or reprint the link to the registration page anywhere else including private or public forums, blogs, file hosting services, etc. If you want to spread information about this offer, you may link to this article by providing a permalink [13] (alternative permalink [14]) to your audience. If you respect our wishes, we will be able to continue to bring you great freebies. If you don’t, we have no incentive to continue our promotions and they may stop.

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Take note you have the option to receive e-mails from Paragon Software that have exclusive discounts (30%+) on their products; if you enjoy Paragon Software products – like I do – you may want to consider subscribing to that e-mail list to receive the discounts (it is optional).

If you registered properly, you will get a confirmation message:

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Keep this registration information safe because you will need it to register Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Home (Special Edition) during installation.

Note: This promotion is available to everyone – everyone may get it for free. However, this is a dotTech.org promotion. Please do not directly link to, copy, paste, or reprint the link to the download anywhere else including private or public forums, blogs, file hosting services, etc. And please don’t upload the installation file on anywhere, such as third party file hosting services. If you want to spread information about this offer, you may link to this article by providing a permalink [13] (alternative permalink [14]) to your audience. If you respect our wishes, we will be able to continue to bring you great freebies. If you don’t, we have no incentive to continue our promotions and they may stop.

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I highly suggest you extract the files into a new folder because br10_home_se.exe extracts the installation files for Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Home (Special Edition) – it does not install the program for you. Extracting the files into a new folder makes it easier to delete the files after you have installed the program (you will be able to delete these installation files).

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This will launch the Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Home Special Edition installer.

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Use the registration information you received via e-mail to register the program.

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You are not required to restart your computer, but it is highly encouraged to perform one restart before running any operations.

If you have trouble getting Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Home Special Edition for free, post below and I will try to help.