Free Software (downloads available only for a limited time)

PC Tools: Registry Mechanic 5.0
Available until: the 16th of October 2006

Ashampoo Burning Studio 5
Available until: the 14th of November 2006

Ashampoo Photo Commander 3.5
Available until: the 8th of November 2006

Ashampoo WinOptimizer Platinum 2
Available until: the 21st of October 2006

Paragon Exact Image 7 SE
Available until: the 1st of November 2006

Enjoy guys.

Nice one Justin.

Don’t thank me, I got a lot of these off of the avast! forums that other users posted :wink:

Whaa… I’ve just noticed that they are all time limited demos… LOL… I thought it was free software for a limited time period! Duh! LOL :smiley:

No they are free forever, I will change the title to make easier to understand. Each program is free forever when you download and install it, then you get a link from the program and you register it, then you get a license key and unlock the program. The date that is under each program is how long that program will be available for free download.

I see. Later on down the page they say ignore the Time Limited Demo label. Double Doh! LOL

Justin, I don’t give a darn if you got this stuff from anywhere, it was a life saver, and 3 of these are EXACTLY what I have been looking for for the last 2 weeks!! AWESOME! I was almost hospitalized from a flu over the last week and a half and this is making me feel better already!! Can’t tell i’m happy huh? :smiley: :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


Glad you liked it, the Ashampoo burning program is very helpful, especially if you burn ISO files to DVD’s ;).

Hi justin,
nice add. But how come you don’t metnion ashampoo uninstaller? It is the best utility of ashampoo and for sure it is the greatest uninstaller outthere. :wink:

I haven’t found a source where they are giving away that Ashampoo product for free unfortunately. Have you? If so please list it, it would be a great addition :slight_smile:

I don’t remeber where I download it last month. :-[
I tried to “google” it but the results point only to shareware resources :cry:

I googled for quite some time and didn’t find it either. It may have been like the deals above, for only limited time and now changed. Most sites that host their software will change it as well and the freebie will no longer be there. I was “hoping” to find it myself. :cry:


Don’t know that there are few great piece of software offering free download. Thanks Justin.


Nice! I can’t believe I missed this post. I wish I got to the party on time. But wait. It’s OK to be fashionable late. I tried to get the license code and download for Registry Mechanic 5.0 just now and it still works!!

PC Tools: Registry Mechanic 5.0
Available until: the 16th of October 2006

Another one you may want to add to your list is:

Paragon Drive Copy 8.0 SE
Good to around 18th of November 2006.

Boy, Exact Image and Drive Copy sure do remind me of some old products by PowerQuest (I think that’s the right name). I think theirs were named Drive Copy and Drive Image (not 100% sure tho). Capabilities of what the apps do seems to be pretty much the same, tho. They were bought out by Symantec, tho, and run over by the Ghost.

I shall grab these posthast. Hopefully I don’t miss Exact Image’s deadline, by the time I get home. That would be :cry:

TNX for the great links, guys! (:CLP)


Little Mac, Paragon Exact Image is great, Drive copy >humbug. It won’t recognize the back up. Last night my pc crashed “again” and I fumbled around trying to get drive image to work, it said it did and when I rebooted it said “NO OS” found. Nice huh? So I used my Paragon disk for Exact Image and it restored from the capsule to a fresh install that I backed up with Paragon, 10 minutes flat, all my updates, programs etc…IT’s AWESOME. Just a bit of info for you. BUT you should make a floppy\cd\or dvd to run off if the PC crashes, saved my hide!


TNX, Paul, I appreciate the note. Looks like Exact Image does more anyway; that “capsule” thing is cool. And yes, a bootable is necessary! I started doing that when a virus flamed me and made me mad. I ended up having to reformat, fdisk, and start all over, doing updates over 28K modem. Megs and megs. Ugh! (:AGY) (obviously this was years ago…). So I started imaging the drive at known clean points on a regular basis to avoid all of that junk. I figured I might have to reload some, but not all updates and whatnot.


The nice thing is the Capsule is only visible to Paragon ;D I think that’s awesome! A great safety feature.


That’s the way it was with the PQ app, as well. It didn’t show in the file tree, wasn’t detectable by Windows in any way; it’s like it didn’t exist. I really liked it. I see that Paragon says this is for security; PQ said it was to prevent boot conflict from having two full OS on the same computer.

Driver Genius Professional 5.3

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Received registration info just fine but have not installed.