Paragon Drive Backup 2010 Special Edition GOATD

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  1. Fuzzfas

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  2. firzen771

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    what exactly is a synthetic backup?
     
  3. whitedragon551

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    I like that they are giving away the x64 version as well as the x86 version.
     
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    Synthetic Backup (join differential archive with base archive)
     
  5. TerryWood

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    Hi All

    As usual nothing is straight forward with Paragon.

    When it came to the install, 100s of question marks and no install. Just like the problems with the free version.

    Don't waste ur time with Paragon. If they were that good they would not have to give them away.

    They can't even do that well (give them away)

    Terry
     
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    Can't install the program. When I run setup.exe, the first screen is full of ??. All buttons, etc. The readme mentions an installation of the form .msi. All there is is a setup.exe. Also the setup seems to want to install a different application first.

    We need an answer before midnight so we can install this program,

    Reed
     
  7. Fuzzfas

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    I think you should either ask at GOATD's site (they have comments section) or in the Paragon section of Wilders'.

    Myself i didn't bother, because once you format, you can't reinstall again. So i am sticking with the normal free version.

    But since many people don't mind that, i thought to post it.
     
  8. Fuzzfas

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    Ehm, maybe this will help? Some guy wrote it in GOATD site.

     
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    The above trick works and seems that if you keep the extracted setup and get the free key, you can install it again even after format.
     
  10. reedm

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    Thanks Fuzzfas.

    That approach worked. The program is now installed. Will check it out later.

    Reed
     
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    nothing straight forward? it was pretty dam simple when i just did it... u extract it, launch the .msi file and when ur installing press the get free license button, register, ull get ur key in ur email, type it into the install and ur done, is that REALLY that hard? if it is then maybe the internet isnt the best place for u, cuz im not seeing these "100's of questions" ur talking about...:doubt: its pretty easy and the installer pretty much takes u thru step by step, so i cant see why ur complaining for a free and great product.

    and well they seem to be good enuff to continue developing and are clearly getting sales otherwise the company wuldnt be around anymore now wuld they...
     
  12. TerryWood

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    Hi firzen

    If u were successfull you would say that wouldn't you. I wasn't (successful) for the reasons that at least two of us gave plus a member of GOATD.

    One should not have to jump through hoops to get something as simple as a download. Maybe I am just a little simple compared to the rest of you.

    However, if you look at the number of issues raised with the free version of PBR10 (Including those raised by me) and the time that it is taking to get them resolved, then perhaps I can understand why Paragon are giving their paid for version away.

    What I don't understand is why there are so many acolytes of Paragon when the product excellence and service is so poor.

    Look at how many Imaging softwares are out there (apart from Acronis) without a fraction of the problems that Acronis and Paragon provide.

    Obviously I have an exaggerated sense of expectation of what should be expected.

    Terry
     
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    well wen ur getting software for free, half a dozen clicks REALLY isnt difficult in any point of view, not even remotely close to "jumping through hoops"... and ur issues are clearly something not shared by everyone since ive made many images without fault using paragon
     
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    Translated from Klingon - installer will be extracted to C:\

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    Can anyone copy/paste the keys?

    Install.JPG
     
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    If your having issues with Acronis Im going to chalk your mishaps with Paragon up to user fault.
     
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    Worked fine here if you get the extractor with a bunch of o_Oo_Oo_O?? just click the highlight one should be on the left. Then click the exe that comes from that click get a free key and problem solved

    It works great no problems at all here.
     
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    yep its very simple, some just like to over complicate the simple things...
     
  19. bman412

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    Can this giveaway version create a backup capsule?
     
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    how do you know the question marks arent a winrar self extracting archive problem?
    I downloaded vba32check yesterday and the winrar self extracting archive also had the same question marks.
     
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    Got that screen too ! I clicked at random and got the .msi extracted...
     
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    Sorry, but the current version of Acronis has major issues. Check out their forums and you will see many complaints of BSODs and hung systems. This free copy of Paragon seems to work great though. :thumb:
     
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    I just noticed in the help section it says "This is a special limited version of the product, thus not all functions described in this manual will be available." Has anyone figured out what the limitations are yet?
     
  25. Raza0007

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    Yes, it is a special limited edition of the backup and recovery 10 suite. See here for the limitations.

    Backup and recovery 10 suite is the successor of Drive backup pro 9. See here.
     
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