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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Info: Paragon to stop providing WinPE

One of the benefits of being an MVP, is you get all sorts of free products, some from Microsoft, and some from third parties. One of the third parties, is Paragon Software. I'm actually in the middle of putting a review together for a Paragon product that I've been using for a while (more on that in due course), but this came in today, which will put a damper on anyones decision to get them;

You own a Paragon product with the WinPE recovery environment. We would like to inform you that Microsoft has changed its license conditions, meaning that we will no longer be allowed to offer you the Paragon WinPE as of March 30, 2012.

If you haven’t downloaded your WinPE from the Paragon website yet, we recommend you to do so by March 30, 2012. To do this, log in at Paragon My Account, download the WinPE and use it to create your boot medium in case of emergency. This is the most convenient way to restart your operating system without reinstallation in the event of system failure.

After March 30th, it will no longer be possible to download the WinPE recovery environment using your account! Customer service/support will not be able to send it retroactively!

Full details here;

Personally, I hope they come up with an alternative, perhaps using Linux, as this is one of the major benefits of their software.

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