With Paragon Drive Copy 14, Windows XP users can continue enjoying their favorite OS in a virtual environment as part of a smooth transition to Windows 7 or 8
FREIBURG, Germany, April, 2014 – Paragon Software Group (PSG), a leader in data backup, disaster recovery, and data migration solutions, announces that Paragon Drive Copy 14 Professional – the Windows 8.1-compatible tool for drive migration of any complexity – is available to all Windows XP users as an alternative to keep Windows XP system in a virtual environment and to assist in delivering a smooth transition to new operating systems. On April 8 th 2014, Microsoft terminates technical support and automatic security updates for its 13-year-old Windows XP operating system. The common problems Windows XP users will start facing are compatibility issues with other software and hardware, and greater security risks. Windows XP systems will be vulnerable to any new malware that is not blocked by the installed security software. Therefore, virtualizing XP becomes a safer way to keep the old system protected than a normal, physical installation.
Microsoft recommends Windows XP users who want to continue employing the old system after April 8th, to use it as a virtual operating system. Unlike Microsoft’s native virtualization solution in Windows 7 and 8, Paragon Drive Copy 14 Professional offers more flexibility by supporting all major virtualization formats, including VMware Workstation, MS Virtual PC and Oracle VirtualBox. If the user needs to quickly extract only several files out of the old Windows XP system, Paragon Drive Copy 14 Professional allows you to connect the XP virtual disk to the current version of Windows’ disk map and transfer necessary files without launching the XP virtual machine.
Moving the system to a virtual environment is a tedious task and users might experience many difficulties, including the denial of virtual machine network access. In addition, when the new operating system is installed, users might discover that certain applications will not run correctly on it. Paragon Drive Copy 14 will automatically transfer the operating system, programs, files and personal settings without losing any data. Virtualization gets around many limitations, and Paragon Drive Copy 14 Professional is the easiest ways of cloning the old XP system for use in a virtual machine. P2V (physical-to-virtual) Adjust functionality makes migration flexible and applicable for any complex virtualization task. Windows XP users can switch to the new OS but still keep Windows XP in the virtual environment and continue using the legacy Windows XP operating system whenever they want, securely.
Key Features in Paragon Drive Copy 14 Professional:
- Fast and easy virtualization of Windows operating systems including all data, applications and settings (P2V)
- Migration to new hard disk drives (HDDs), solid-state drives (SSDs), new hardware (i.e. UEFI), and virtual machines
- Wide migration options (P2P, P2V, V2P and V2V)
- 2TB+, SSD and AFD drives support
- Support for virtual machines from major virtualization vendors
- With ConnectVD quickly extract files or folders out of Windows XP
- Windows 8 and 8.1 support
Pricing & Availability:
Paragon Drive Copy 14 Professional is available for a 30% discount between April 3 and April 11, 2014: www.paragon-software.com/promos/2014/windows-xp/index.html
After April 11 th it returns to the regular price of $US39.95.
About Paragon Software Group
Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company’s comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software Group has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia and China delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software Group provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco Systems, Dell, HP, Western Digital Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at www.paragon-software.com.
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