Halloween isn’t the only time of year we like to tell scary stories. Here’s one: you’ve got a really important report or essay to submit – and Windows won’t boot.
How scary you found that will largely depend on whether you have an app such as Paragon Rescue Kit Free to hand. If you do, you’ll have scoffed at our supposedly scary story. “Ha!” you’ll say. “Ha!” you’ll add.
That’s because you know that the USB stick or emergency DVD you made with the Paragon app can not only fix serious Windows problems, but restore crucial files or programs too. There’s also a File Transfer Wizard you can use to copy files to a different drive for safekeeping.
Why you need it
Things fall apart. The center cannot hold. Sometimes Windows breaks, or gets infected, or encounters a problem that means it either won’t boot at all or boots and then goes all wonky.
For exactly no dollars whatsoever, Paragon Rescue Kit Free means that such an event won’t even ruin your morning, let alone your life. Think of it as insurance for your PC: you hope you’ll never need it, but if something bad happens you’ll be really glad it’s there.
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VLC Media Player: VLC Media Player can handle pretty much any video or audio file without any additional codecs. The only media player you’ll ever need.