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Free FarStone TotalRecovery 7 Express!

[1]Software Description

The following is a description of FarStone TotalRecovery 7 Express, as per the developer:

Express backup technology with No Installation Required!

FarStone’s TotalRecovery™ 7 Express is a “Green Application” that provides complete PC backup recovery with no installation required. Simply restart your system and boot into the TotalRecovery™ 7 Express built-in operating system to backup or restore your entire system or files. TotalRecovery™ Express is fast, easy and leaves no imprint on your hard drive!

Benefits & Features

dotTech Advice

Aside from downloading to make sure this freebie is valid, I did not test FarStone TotalRecovery 7 Express so I cannot comment on how good (or bad) it is or give any positive or negative recommendation. However, it is definitely an interesting program.

FarStone TotalRecovery is a a product line of backup software by FarStone Technology. FarStone TotalRecovery 7 Express is a system-level backup program that creates images of your hard drives and/or partitions. The catch here is TotalRecovery 7 Express works from a boot/recovery disk (or bootable USB). In other words, aside from registering the program and creating a bootable disk/USB, you can’t use TotalRecovery 7 Express from within Windows. To create (and restore) backups, you need to run TotalRecovery 7 Express from outside Windows, from the bootable CD/DVD/USB that you created. Interesting.

The following chart, created by the developer, shows the features of TotalRecovery 7 Express, as well as compares it to TotalRecovery 7 Pro:

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(Click on the chart above to view it in full size.)

Freebie Details

FarStone TotalRecovery 7 Express is being given away in a promotion by Novate Solutions. There is no information on if this promotion is time-limited or not nor if you can install/reinstall after the promotion has ended.

To get FarStone TotalRecovery 7 Express for free, do the following:

Version being given out for free: v7.03.1 Build 20100618

Free updates: Unknown

Free technical support: Unknown

Supported OS: You need to be on Windows 2000 or higher to register the program and create the bootable CD/DVD/USB but afterwards TotalRecovery 7 Express is OS-less — it works outside operating systems and as such can backup and restore any OS partition/hard drive.

Download size: 199.5 MB

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Copy this number and keep it in a safe place — you will need it to register TotalRecovery 7 Express.

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…you are good to go. All you have to do now is create your bootable CD/DVD/USB (or ISO) and start using TotalRecovery 7 Express (from outside Windows — you must boot from the CD/DVD/USB).

If you have trouble getting FarStone TotalRecovery 7 Express for free, post below and other dotTechies or I will try to help.

[Thanks jayesstee [15]!]