Got an e-mail from Paragon this morning about the Windows PE based Paragon Rescue Kit 14 Free: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/rk-free/. Decided to take it for a test drive and unfortunately, I am disappointed. First, you cannot install the program without registering. It’s free to register to get the codes, but that’s a pain! It wanted to use the Windows 8.1 ADK which I downloaded. There’s two versions you can build: x86 and x64. I built the x86 version. I booted it and it comes up with a screen with several buttons: backup to virtual disk, postmortem backup, undelete partition, boot corrector, transfer files, load drivers, setup network. You can also do a restore of course. That’s it. No file manager, no desktop and…no thanks.
There are better WinPE discs out there such as this one or the ones over at http://reboot.pro:
– Soli Deo Gloria