Developer's description:Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - a time-tested backup and recovery tool. With it, you will have full control over the security of your system and data. Based on solid commercial backup and recovery software from Paragon Software, Backup & Recovery Free Edition will give you a rich set of features that you can trust. Free Edition can easily create a full backup of your hard drive, including the operating system, applications, user settings, and all data. Differential backup will allow you to make a backup of only the changed data, thereby speeding up the process and considerably saving the backup storage space. You can place a backup image to a special secured place on the hard disk and get additional level of security to all archives which it contains. Paragon Backup & Recovery also helps you to choose any backup destination - internal and external storages, CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs, network as well as the secured hidden partition. Back up separate partitions or entire hard disks to a new pVHD (Paragon Virtual Hard Drive) format - a special VHD, optimized for storing backups of virtual and physical machines. Copy, back up and restore Windows Storage Spaces directly in our program with full Storage Spaces support. You'll be able to return the computer to a previous state without losing data and reinstalling and reconfiguring your programs just in one click any time you need it. Restore fast an entire disk, separate partitions or only files you need from the previously created backup image. You can now use built-in Paragon Recovery Media Builder with WinPE support and prepare either Linux or WinPE-based bootable environment to create a bootable USB Flash Drive to recover your PC on demand and much more. Use all advantages of commercial version! Protecting data today with Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition ensures a safe recovery tomorrow, so start your backups now. It is certified for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.