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November 15, 2016
The new O&O SafeErase 11 provides greater protection for sensitive data, especially while surfing in the internet. Cookies, form data or even internet histories saved by the browser Edge can be deleted individually or as a bundle. Version 11 supports extensions in Chrome so that it can delete any files that this browser may save. The bookmarks and chronology in Firefox can be easily deleted separately.
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November 02, 2016
With O&O Defrag 20 Server, O&O Software releases its new corporate solution for system performance. The new version 20 also supports the new Windows Server 2016.
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September 14, 2016
The new O&O Defrag 20 ensures maximum speed, extends the life of hard drives, and provides greater data security. The new version 20 not only improves system performance, but now also allows the detection of space wasters with the newly integrated O&O DiskStat. It’s also compatible with all recent Windows versions.
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July 06, 2016
Our new O&O DiskImage 11 can be used under Windows 10 as well as all Windows versions starting from Vista. Current technologies such as EFI/UEFI are also supported. The new version 11 is compatible with all previous versions, so that images and backups that were created with earlier versions can still be used. One highlight of the new version is the Command Line Interpreter which is able to run all O&O DiskImage features from a batch and so make automating backup jobs easier than ever. Backups can be made quickly from existing scripts that can then be adjusted dynamically.
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January 27, 2016
O&O BlueCon 12 is a high-performance collection of comprehensive tools to get damaged Windows systems up and running again with no new installation required. From deactivating faulty drivers to resetting user passwords and reconstructing deleted data, this product belongs to the standard tool box of any IT administrator. The latest version supports the Windows 10 ADK and starts with all integrated programs direct from USB or CD.
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January 20, 2016
Changing or creating new settings on computers is part of the daily routine of every administrator. O&O Software now releases O&O RegEditor, a freeware application that makes it significantly easier for administrators to work with the registration database.
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December 17, 2015
The new version 10 from O&O SafeErase is the solution for administrators to ensure they meet data protection standards by securely deleting files, partitions and entire hard disks.
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December 02, 2015
With O&O SafeErase 10 users can now protect their privacy quickly, easily, and completely under Windows 10. It fully supports the new Microsoft browser "Edge" so those users can now permanently delete all the information it stores, such as cookies, form data, and internet history - either individually or all at once in one clean sweep. Using professionally recognized methods, O&O SafeErase deletes sensitive data so securely that restoration is impossible, even when using specialized recovery software.
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November 26, 2015
When photos, videos, or music files are lost either by accident or as a result of a computer virus, O&O MediaRecovery 11 can recover them.
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October 29, 2015
PC users still often overlook making a regular backup of their data. When it gets lost in error, through a hacker or a virus infection then recovering that data is often time-consuming, expensive or sadly no longer possible. Even when one does make regular backups, just one click of the wrong folder can destroy the result of hours or days of work. O&O DiskRecovery helps users who urgently need to recover their data quickly and with no prior experience or knowledge required.
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September 15, 2015
The new O&O Defrag 19 not only organizes files optimally on a disk but can now find and remove superfluous files, freeing up memory space and increasing system performance yet further. In addition, O&O Defrag 19 has been adapted to fully support Windows 10 and contains a special optimizer for SSD file systems.
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August 26, 2015
O&O AutoBackup 5 backs up and synchronizes files and folders automatically so that whenever something goes wrong the old data can be accessed right away. The "Plug and Play" feature enables users to schedule several backup jobs to take place whenever the external device is connected. The file selection process has been optimized and enhanced. O&O AutoBackup 5 is also fully integrated into the new Windows 10 operating system from Microsoft. The all-new simple and intuitive user interface requires just a few clicks for creating dependable backups and guarantees full protection. Data is copied to the target device as a 1-1 copy that can be accessed over Windows explorer in the usual way. No additional software is needed to restore the data.
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August 19, 2015
The new freeware O&O ShutUp10 enables users to see all Windows 10 security settings on one simple page and to deactivate those that share sensitive data which they are not comfortable with. The program provides tips and information so it is clear which functions can be safely deactivated and which not. Any changes made can be undone at any time with just one click of the mouse.
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June 30, 2015
he new version 10 is compatible with all previous versions, so that images that are created with earlier versions, can still be used. It is possible to create images using O&O DiskImage of the complete Windows systems, individual drives, and files on the fly anytime. By restoring an image, the familiar working environment is available again within a very short time, regardless of whether it is restored on the computer on which the image was created or onto another computer with different hardware. For this purpose, O&O DiskImage 10 already has the machine independent restoration (MIR) function integrated.
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April 21, 2015
O&O DiskImage can be controlled over a script interface too. This enables users to integrate batches or indeed their own applications into O&O DiskImage. Drives, volumes, partitions and images can all be managed using the command files. All direct or indirect scenarios possible with O&O DiskImage can be mirrored using the script interface.
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November 12, 2014
PC users still often overlook making a regular backup of their data. When it gets lost in error, through a hacker or a virus infection then recovering that data is often time-consuming, expensive or sadly no longer possible. Even when one does make regular backups, just one click of the wrong folder can destroy the result of hours or days of work. O&O DiskRecovery helps users who urgently need to recover their data quickly and with no prior experience or knowledge required.
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November 04, 2014
O&O AutoBackup synchronizes files and folders automatically with one or more external storage devices – and always exactly at the point when the device is connected to the PC. It also only synchronizes those files that were altered.
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October 30, 2014
O&O MediaRecovery can restore deleted photos, videos and music files directly from digital cameras, memory cards and USB flash drives as long as they are supported as drives under Windows. Operating the program is easy and intuitive thanks to a wizard guiding users step-by-step through the entire recovery process. Even PC users with little or no previous knowledge or experience can easily rescue lost multimedia files.
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October 15, 2014
The latest version 9 of O&O DiskImage is available with immediate effect. O&O DiskImage can image entire computers, drives or data anytime during running operations. By restoring these images the familiar working environment can be quickly brought back and made available again, regardless of whether restoration is onto the computer where the image was made or on another machine with entirely different hardware.
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September 17, 2014
Regular defragmentation speeds up systems, extends the life expectancy of hard disks and provides increased security. The new version O&O Defrag 18 can now also optimize and speed up PCs and servers over a Smartphone or Tablet. It is for the first time a Hybrid solution acting as a desktop solution and web app simultaneously.
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May 28, 2014
O&O DriveLED now a component of the web app O&O Syspectr This new version can also do a whole lot more. Thanks to its integration in O&O Syspectr, O&O DriveLed can now help users check whether important Windows security updates are installed on PCs and servers, if unauthorized software is being used, or if Windows security requirements are being met.
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May 21, 2014
The Initiative Cloud Services Made in Germany represents Germany-based cloud computing providers. The entry criteria to join this initiative were the same as the standards that O&O observes in its products since the company's foundation: They include, among others, a Berlin-based German support free of charge and contracts under German law. O&O even goes further in terms of data protection of its customers, since it exclusively works with data centers that store the data only in Germany.
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February 04, 2014
A variety of data - customer data, product development, accounts – all form the basis and capital of any company. In the "pre-digital" era it was adequate for data security purposes to shred unneeded documents using a paper shredder. In the days of digital storage, companies must now take extreme care when replacing hardware and give special consideration to protecting the data on the hardware against access by unauthorized persons. The use of professional software for data deletion is the solution for the proper management of corporate data and hardware in the digital age.
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January 29, 2014
O&O Syspectr monitors PCs and servers and reports potential problems to the user before they become a problem and cause damage: Are Windows security measures in place on all PCs and servers, have all relevant security updates been installed or has a new piece of software been discovered that actually should not be there?
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January 21, 2014
A system crash! A nightmare for any Administrator of course, but for others just a challenge. Whereas one tries a lot of fancy tricks at breakneck speed, the other simply starts O&O BlueCon 11 directly from a boot medium and immediately has access to various tools that repair systems, find and solve errors, recover data, reset passwords and much more. Disaster recovery doesn't get any easier.
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January 14, 2014
There are two important factors to consider when it comes to server downtime: keeping the downtime as short as possible and restoring the database with no inconsistencies. By making frequent backups of Windows systems and the entire database, users can immediately reconstruct systems whenever trouble strikes. O&O DiskImage 8 now makes doing this for Windows Servers and across networks faster and easier than ever before.
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December 20, 2013
Data that‘s lost accidentally or as a result of malicious activity isn’t really lost and can be easily restored with O&O DiskRecovery; a product that contains the same technology used by professionals. The important thing to remember is that once data loss occurs, new data should not be written on the disk. But how can data recovery take place without a recovery product already installed? The "Instant Installation" feature of O&O DiskRecovery 9 is available for just this very purpose. The program can be started from a disk or over a network and so prevents any additional data loss that might occur by direct installation.
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December 17, 2013
O&O SafeErase 7 analyzes the computer and searches for data that has not been securely deleted. This data poses a potential security risk and threat to privacy. Simply deleting data under Windows does not permanently destroy data because it still remains located on the disk and could be easily recovered with specialized software. O&O SafeErase deletes files, partitions, and complete systems so easily and securely, not even professional data spies have a chance at recovery.
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December 10, 2013
O&O AutoBackup can quickly backup data automatically onto an external disk, such as a USB stick. The backup starts as soon as a designated USB stick is connected to the PC. O&O AutoBackup will immediately copy new or changed files from the source onto a connected external drive.
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November 19, 2013
Users of virtual machines know the phenomenon: the amount of data remains the same, but the memory for the virtual container increases and causes the virtual system to slow down. The new O&O Defrag 17 Server Edition effectively eliminates and prevents this performance problem from occurring. It defragments not only the virtual machine itself but also the host and simultaneously ensures that the storage container for the virtual machine retains its optimum size. New in version 17 is also the support of Storage Area Networks ( SANs) that can also now be fully optimized.
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November 05, 2013
With O&O DiskImage 8 entire computers, single drives and files can be backed up during running operations. By restoring such an image, a user has their normal and familiar working environment back again in a short space of time, regardless of whether it is restored onto the original computer or one with different hardware.
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September 24, 2013
Defragmentation speeds up systems, extends the life expectancy of hard disks and provides increased security. And not just in Windows 8.1, but also right back to Windows XP.
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September 05, 2013
O&O Syspectr enables users to spot PC and Windows problems before they cause any damage. Through a modern and easy-to-use web interface users can have access to full information on their systems, not only over their PC but also over Smartphones or Tablets and from anywhere in the world. They can do this even when the PC is turned off. On request O&O Syspectr will notify users immediately by e-mail of live events occurring on their machines and provide the means to solve any issues with just a few clicks of the mouse.
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February 26, 2013
As a rule, when a server or PC no longer starts it means a lot of work for an administrator. In some cases, he is left with no choice but to set up the system anew. When this happens, O&O BlueCon can repair systems, correct errors, recover lost data and entire systems from images, all in a matter of minutes. O&O Bluecon helps Administrators both in emergencies and in their daily work.
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January 23, 2013
O&O AutoBackup automatically backs up and synchronizes selected files and folders with an external backup device so that in the event of a data loss it can be accessed again immediately. No further application is needed – Windows Explorer alone will suffice.
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December 05, 2012
The careless handling of confidential company data is one of the main reasons why it can fall into the wrong hands. Most companies are very careful when it comes to protecting themselves against external threats from viruses and hackers. Yet when the time comes for hardware disposal, securely deleting data on these machines is often forgotten or ignored. It is with companies in mind that O&O SafeErase 6 now provides an easy, convenient, and economical solution.
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November 28, 2012
Server downtime can end up costing companies a lot of money because it’s impossible to work on servers while they're being reconstructed. That’s why making frequent data backups is so important in keeping downtimes and their related costs to a minimum. When needed, these backups can be used to reconstruct the system. This is now also possible for the Windows Server 2012.
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November 20, 2012
The volume of data being saved, edited, and then saved again on servers in company networks is growing constantly. These frequent changes on files are responsible for increased fragmentation, and this slows down servers considerably. As a result, hard disk access takes much longer which means that regularly scheduled backups also require more time to complete. Routine defragmentation on servers with O&O Defrag 16 significantly reduces the time needed for backing up data.
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November 13, 2012
Digital memories in the form of pictures and videos belong to the most valuable data that are now stored on computers. But when they are deleted accidentally or intentionally the result for many people is a feeling of genuine loss. Your first photos of the baby, your wedding video or your MP3 collection are difficult if not impossible to replace. The new O&O Media Recovery 8 can find and then restore deleted files even when it seems all hope is lost!
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October 23, 2012
The new version of the successful Migration Kit from Laplink and O&O Software enables a direct upgrade to the new Windows 8 from earlier Windows versions. In contrast to Windows 8 itself, the kit also enables a transfer of data, settings and applications from Windows XP and Vista.
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October 17, 2012
A regular backup of data is a must for PC users. Sadly most users shy away from it as they assume the implementation of security often requires in-depth technical knowledge. The new version 7 of O&O DiskImage proves the opposite. With just a few simple steps every PC owner can protect his important data against sudden loss.
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September 25, 2012
If confidential data needs to be deleted, there are generally two main options: either take the disk or volume and destroy it beyond further use - the "hammer" approach - or take a more unspectacular but cheaper option with the new version 6 of O&O SafeErase which now offers comprehensive protection under Windows 8 too. O&O SafeErase deletes files, partitions and entire systems on Windows easily and permanently so that even professional data spies have no chance.
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September 19, 2012
The new O&O Defrag 16 not only tangibly accelerates access to hard disks, but also extends the life cycle of hardware. In doing so it actively prevents system crashes. As well as the current Windows versions from XP onward, Windows 8 native is now also supported so that users can prepare their computers for the new Windows before official release.
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September 11, 2012
O&O Software releases a new version of its successful data recovery software. The new version can recognize even more file types, for instance Microsoft Office 2013 documents. The recovery of picture and video files from digital cameras has been enhanced, and the search for compressed files, in particular ZIP and 7-zip files, has been further enhanced.
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June 19, 2012
Defragmentation on a regular basis not only results in faster access times, it simultaneously reduces the wear on hard disk mechanics and so extends a computer’s life expectancy. And this is now possible under Windows 8.
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June 12, 2012
O&O DiskImage 6.8 is the comprehensive solution for backing up and restoring data under Windows 8. The update of O&O DiskImage 6.8 includes a whole range of changes and revisions collected since release of O&O DiskImage 6.0. In particular, the new version can create VHDs much faster and overall performance has been significantly revised and improved.
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May 23, 2012
Corporate Solutions from O&O put a wide range of IT solutions under one roof, with the clear aim of making working with Windows desktops and servers across networks faster and safer. These solutions save businesses time, and more importantly money. Corporate Solutions takes the familiar software solutions from Berlin-based O&O Software and tailors them specifically for corporate customers and their service providers.
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April 17, 2012
Controlling O&O Defrag from remotely enables you to analyze and optimize various computer drives in the same network. The update of O&O Defrag 15.5 allows a remote access within the same network for the Professional Edition. All the usual program functions are available as before. This update is for free for owners of O&O Defrag 15.
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January 11, 2012
Almost everyone knows this one: connect a USB flash drive to the computer, transfer data onto it, edit the same data on another machine and you have to save it once again. Not to mention how annoying it is if you forget a file. The free O&O AutoBackup automatically aligns files and folders on a PC with an external storage medium. It does so as soon as the medium is connected to the computer. And it only saves the data that has been changed or deleted in the meantime.
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December 20, 2011
As a rule, a when a server or pc no longer starts it means a lot of work for an administrator. In some cases, he is left with no choice but to set up the system anew. When this happens, O&O BlueCon can repair systems, correct errors and recover lost data, all in a matter of minutes. This saves a substantial amount of time and money.
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November 22, 2011
Fragmented files slow down company servers and reduce their availability. Access to the disks - depending on the degree of fragmentation – is made much slower, meaning valuable time is lost unnecessarily. O&O Defrag is optimized for company use, removing the brakes placed on productivity by fragmented files, and sinking costs by significantly delaying the need for new hardware.
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October 25, 2011
Setting up servers anew and trying to rebuild lost data costs companies huge amounts of time and money. By continually making images of such crucial information, this risk is avoided. Should a loss occur or an operating system crash, an image means the information can be quickly retrieved and made available again.
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September 20, 2011
With fully automatic defragmentation for the home user, professional settings for power users and application across company networks, O&O Defrag 15 ensures sustainable and maximum speed for any computer.
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September 14, 2011
Fully automatic defragmentation for the home user, professional settings for power users and application across enterprise networks: O&O Defrag offers everything to ensure the sustainable and maximum speed of any computer. With O&O Defrag 14 it is now possible for the very first time to optimize SSDs regardless of the manufacturer, making SSD access much faster and minimizing the physical wear to the flash devices.
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September 06, 2011
The data backup program O&O DiskImage 6 is released with numerous innovations. Through the continuous imaging of data with O&O DiskImage, users can avoid the risk of a costly data loss. In the case of a defective operating system or data loss, the data is quickly available again, and the downtime of the machine is kept to a minimum.
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August 16, 2011
Advance Notice: The data image program O&O DiskImage 6 to be released on 6th September, 2011 with numerous innovations. Continuous data protection with O&O DiskImage can totally negated the risk of a costly data loss. In the event of a defective operating system or data loss, all previous data are quickly available again, with downtime of the machine kept to a bare minimum.
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July 07, 2011
Rearrange file fragments and pack them together using Stealth, Space and Complete. The O&O Defrag 14.5 update puts the spotlight back onto the familiar Stealth, Space, and Complete methods of defragmentation. As an alternative, users can continue to select zone filing, which has been an integrated feature of O&O Defrag since version 12. Also new: An analysis of all drives is automatically done whenever the program is started. This update is available free of charge for all owners of O&O Defrag 14.
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April 19, 2011
For owners of Tablet PCs or Netbooks, a complete system crash presents very special problems. They have to laboriously create a bootable USB-Stick in order to make such a machine start capable again. The current version of O&O BlueCon not only offers all the tools to make a system bootable again, but also to create a bootable USB-Stick, from which, for example, a data recovery can be performed.
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March 29, 2011
When data is deleted by mistake, users should not work on the computer anymore and ought to unplug it immediately. But how can that data be rescued if no data recovery program is installed? This is where O&O DiskRecovery 7 comes in as an "instant installation”. The data recovery can be started from a disk or network, thus preventing further loss of data.
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March 22, 2011
Deleting hard disks is mostly very time-consuming. Now for the first time, with the new O&O SafeErase 5 Workstation and Server Editions, several storage volumes can be simultaneously deleted.
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February 22, 2011
Most PC users know that a lot of data can be recovered, so they use special data deletion programs. But is all information really securely deleted? Using internationally recognized methods, O&O SafeErase deletes sensitive data so securely that a reconstruction, even with special software, is no longer possible. In the new version 5, an analysis function has been integrated which searches for data that was deleted non-securely. With just a few clicks, the computer can be cleaned to such an extent that unauthorized persons have no chance to dig out old files and misuse them. SSDs also are automatically detected and deletions made via the TRIM command, while at the same time making sure that resources are not wasted. The advanced report system and managing of lists for oft-used deletion procedures enhances the user-friendliness of O&O SafeErase further.
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January 19, 2011
More performance for private computers – that is what the O&O Defrag Free Edition offers. Regular defragmentation ensures quicker access times, while also protecting the computer’s mechanics and extending the life of the hardware. But defragmentation is also important in terms of data security: In the event of a sudden loss of data, the probability that data can be restored is significantly higher when the computer is organized and uncluttered, i.e. defragmented. This also reduces the time needed to create a backup or an image of the data or computer. The technologies used in the Free Edition come from the multiple award-winning O&O Defrag.
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November 02, 2010
The nightmare of every administrator is the complete crash of a Windows system. O&O BlueCon makes the necessary tools available to start the system again: O&O BlueCon is the knight in shining armor for Windows systems.
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