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Carlos Oliveros Any discount for bundle?


Nov 29 2011 at 12:29am Copy Link
Genie au Travail Do you have a comparison matrix for all your products?
Nov 29 2011 at 6:39am Copy Link
TeraByte This deal is for BootIt Bare Metal only.

We no longer have the matrix available at the website. If you're primarily looking for drive imaging/cloning, use our imaging products, for boot management or partition/drive management, use BootIt Bare Metal (BIBM). BIBM includes Image for DOS which uses your system BIOS. The reliability and design of your systems BIOS determines how well Image for DOS will work on your system. If you purchase BIBM without Image for Windows (IFW) you will still be able to purchase IFW for $10 off when you log in to the terabyte website.
TeraByte Unlimited - Nov 29 2011 at 10:01am Copy Link
Michael R. Is it possible to create a 5th partition - I already have 4 on my harddisk - and use this one for TrueCrypt, i.e. does TrueCrypt directly support the additional partition(s)?
Nov 29 2011 at 5:45pm Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski TrueCrypt supports whatever partitions are visible in Master Boot Record - and you can have only 4 of them at maximum.

However, ...

BIBM supports Boot configurations, each of them having at maximum 4 partitions per physical hard disk. When selected, they are written down to Master Boot Record, By not limiting primaries (a configuration option), you can enable BIBM to control as many partitions, as you want on your hard disk and configure them into boot configurations restricted to 4 partitions at a time (per hard disk). Example:

HDD partitions:
1. (Win7)
2. (Win7 64 bit)
3. (Linux Swap)
4. (Linux native)
5. (Data)
6. (TrueCrypt)
7. (BIBM)

Then you may have configurations:
Linux: 4 and 3
Win7: 1, 5 and 6
Win7 64-bit: 2, 5, 6
Nov 29 2011 at 8:10pm Copy Link
Noggin The Nog According to the Terabyte website, "BootIt Bare Metal (paid version) includes an enhanced version of the TeraByte OS Deployment Tool Suite Professional that includes the powerful TBScript engine. This offers you an almost unlimited number of solutions:" Those listed include "Use existing .TBS scripts to prepare Windows to run on different hardware." Where in the manual is this function explained?
Nov 30 2011 at 7:14am Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski As far as I can see, the BIBM zip file contains two PDF files: tbosdt_en_manual.pdf and tbscript_en_manual.pdf.
Nov 30 2011 at 9:32am Copy Link
Support Do the drive sizes have to match?

So, if I have a 500gb drive, image it and want to restore to a new 1tb drive... will it work?
Dec 1 2011 at 8:07am Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski The imaging component of BIBM is able to resize a partition to occupy the bigger space in your new drive. Even if you don't instruct it to do so, you can always resize your partition later using the partition management features of BIBM.
Dec 1 2011 at 9:45am Copy Link
Eddie Tex Fantastic! I was waiting for the right time to purchase. Glad I did!
Dec 1 2011 at 1:34pm Copy Link
Michael R. Thanks, Tomasz, for the explanation.

So, I suppose this maximum of 4 seeable partitions on the harddisk are a limitation of the OS, which generates the MBR by itself or is it the limitation of the harddisk's soft-/firmware?

So, if I create 5 or more partitions on the harddisk by BIBM - where four are only visible from within windows - and somethings happening to the MBR am I able to restore it again, so no partition is lost? This probably would have to be done by a boot-cd, since I can't access to windows by itself. So, is it possible to create such a boot-cd from within BIBM?

Is the full functionality of BIBM of windows available under DOS too?

You wrote 'BIBM has full scripting available (full version only) using TBScript™.: This offer for $19,98 is the full version, isn't it?

Thank you...
Dec 1 2011 at 10:12pm Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski @Michael R.
Disclaimer: I am not an employee of Terabyte Unlimited, nor have any right to represent this company. I am just a happy user of their products. If I say something wrong, I hope Terabyte will correct me :-)

The limitation of 4 partitions in a hard disk's MBR is a limitation imposed by BIOS. All partition management software must adhere to this restriction. BIBM does too, so every boot item (configuration) must not define more than 4 partitions per hard disk.

BIBM maintains its own list of partitions (EMBR - Extented MBR) - this is the reason you can define an unlimited numer of partitions within BIBM. Then, when you select a boot configuration to boot, it writes to the original MBR the definition of partitions (max. 4) defined in the configuration and boots your pc up. Within the operating system you will see these maximum 4 partitions with the remaining space seen as unallocated. Make sure you don't use the operating system's partitioning tools, because by doing this you will overwrite other partitions invisible to this particular operating system. Use BIBM for this purpose exclusively. This restriction is lifted, if you ARE limiting primary partitions in the BIBM configuration, but then you don't get the benefit of having more than 4 partitions on your hard disk, as I have pictured in my first post here.

The safest way is to place BIBM in its own small partition (8MB is enough). Then, by using a CD you can always activate BIBM and review/correct the status of the partitions, if something happened to the MBR. In worst situations, you can alway delete corrupted partition and recreate it from an image, provided that you have created it beforehand.

BIBM is not dependent on your operating system. You may have DOS, Windows, Linux, etc. Just when creating partitions and installing operating systems, observe the restrictions they have. If I remember, DOS required to be installed at the beginning of the hard disk, as the first partition ...

The TeraByte OS Deployment Tool Suite is offered free of charge for personal use. The scripting component is available in a Professional paid version, which is bundled with BIBM available on BdJ.
Dec 1 2011 at 11:27pm Copy Link
DrTeeth Just to clarify, it is a maximum of 4 partitions *per disk*.

This software is amazing, the most versatile that there is. I personally have Win 7 x64, Win XP, Vista x64, Linix Mint 11, Linux Mint 12, Kubuntu, Ubuntu and Open SuSE x64 installed in their own primary partitions on the same hard disk.

Dec 2 2011 at 12:58am Copy Link
Gil Chichester OldCityCat,

Will BIBM restore a Windows 7 Image to new hardware, with or without using TBS?

Dec 2 2011 at 4:24am Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski @Gil Chichester.
It WILL restore the image - this is purely a matter of partition setup.

However, the restored partition might not boot properly until you reset the hardware information using a script and possibly using the BCD Edit feature of BIBM to update the boot configuration data. You might also need to repair the Windows 7 boot sector. See the KB article http://www.terabyteunlimi...php?id=327
Dec 2 2011 at 4:44am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler Just bought this program and THEN noticed the Image for Windows deal! Can I still get Image for Windows at a reduced price?
Dec 2 2011 at 5:37am Copy Link
Carlos Oliveros @ Ralph Bressler, which deal?
Dec 2 2011 at 7:19am Copy Link
TeraByte For different hardware, it doesn't care for restore, but windows may, if both system using same type of stroage controller (ACHI or ATA standard) then it works without needing to do much of anything special (for it to boot). For RAID, it has to be the same type. However, you can use OSDTool, but need IFW for it to complete (see sample moving dell to hp server).

For special deal on IFW, log in to https://terabyteunlimited...wnload.php and you'll have a $10 discount.
TeraByte Unlimited - Dec 2 2011 at 7:50am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale @a a, I get what you're saying about the Policy, but it's actually fine the way it is. It is licensed per computer, as opposed to per user. You can also install it on up to three computers at a time.
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 2 2011 at 12:23pm Copy Link
TeraByte yes, per computer, up to three for home- / personal- use. For business it's one per computer.
TeraByte Unlimited - Dec 2 2011 at 12:44pm Copy Link
Carlos Oliveros Dear Customer,
We were unable to verify that the information you entered on the order form is valid.
Please contact our customer service department for assistance.
For reference, your order id is XXXXXXX

What´s the problem?
Dec 2 2011 at 12:59pm Copy Link
SoftCollector Dear TeraByte,

1. How is this software different from Norton Ghost (which I already have)?
2. I visited the site and find it very difficult to find out what the different products do: does BootIt Bare Metal contain all of the rest? If so, then why are they sold at the same price?

Kind Regards,
Dec 2 2011 at 1:53pm Copy Link
Carlos Oliveros Problem resolved. License received.


Dec 2 2011 at 4:04pm Copy Link
a a Best sottware of it's type! Coupled with IFW/IFD/IFL/TBOSDT, you have all imaging/partition management operations covered.

Coupled with superb support, cheap price and regular updates, what more could you ask for!

BTW, the BDJ policy tab may need updating as one part says "BootIt Bare Metal is licensed per computer", but the very next line contradicts this by saying "BootIt Bare Metal may be installed and used on 3 computers."
Dec 2 2011 at 5:05pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

I have Bootit NG from the 2010 BIts, however my active partition life got delayed a bit and it has been dormant. (And somehow I had my info hidden, I've improved my registration keeping since then, so the little partitioning I did do was done another way, a product with less tech support savvy.)

Could you explain whether there is a major advantage to going to the new Bare Metal and if NG is still downloadable and supportable (earlier version) from the March 2010 licence ?

Either way, new purchase or not, I look forward to using the Terabyte software. When you are dealing with partitions, solidity, and support and communication is key.

Does Bootit Bare Metal work entirely from within Windows, or does it have more than one mode ?


Dec 2 2011 at 6:27pm Copy Link
TeraByte BIBM is mainly a boot and partition manager. It comes with Image for DOS. The imaging products come with Image for Windows and Image for Linux as well. See the prior reply on the difference.

Your BING update is free from 2010, so just go to https://www.terabyteunlim...wnload.php
TeraByte Unlimited - Dec 2 2011 at 7:58pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Thanks, nice to see you handled the product upgrade well, which is not always the case:

("new name, new product, registration expired " is a drill we hear too often)

I am not real big on imaging, except right after OS installs, so the emphasis on partition and boot managing of BootIt Bare Metal is excellent.

Dec 2 2011 at 9:16pm Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski @Steven Avery:
Just to make it clear: BIBM does NOT work from within Windows. It comes into action BEFORE any operating system is loaded. Its "modes" of action are the boot configuration management and the partitions management
Dec 2 2011 at 11:28pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Thanks. That is what I thought. The frequent use of the word "compaitble" in the descriptions threw me a bit, since that does not give the impression of running under, or more directly. We usually use that word in discussing running as an install.

More precisely, Bootit is "Windows 7 aware" or capable.

If I remember, there was a time when partition creation (first) within Windows would limit what could be done later by external partition software. In that sense, compatible lines up ok, if you mean you can take over from the partitioning even when begun in Windows ? Everything remains in synch, and you do not lose out wherever the partitioning is begun

And of course you can create whatever partitions are actually going to be use by the WIndows OS. Which is one sense of compatible.


Dec 2 2011 at 11:46pm Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski Yes, BIBM is Windows 7 aware - it can use Windows 7 Boot record (imaging tool), if required, it can let you edit BCD configuration.

However, please read my warning in one of the above posts about the setting, limiting (or not) the number of primary partitions on a hard disk. Once you stop limiting primary partitions, DON'T use Windows' or any other operating system's partitioning tools - just BIBM
Dec 3 2011 at 12:00am Copy Link
a a Thanks, nice to see you handled the product upgrade well,
which is not always the case:

That's one thing I forgot to mention - generous (although I prefer to think of it as being reasonable) upgrade policy.

Terabyte Unlimited have been going for a long time, and I like to think that's because they have all the qualities I've mentioned in my last couple of posts

TU is here to stay!.

PS. For anyone who thinks I'm a fanboy - I'm not in the normal sense. I just like the company, the people and its products. And I don't say that, that often.
Dec 3 2011 at 12:58am Copy Link
Garry Camps is this a different program than the one included in the bundle pack, also by terabyte ?
Mar 3 2013 at 10:58am Copy Link
disenchanted Glad to see this offer.
I am still using the older Bootit next gen.

Can't wait to get the deal.
Sep 21 2014 at 12:07pm Copy Link
TeraByte We should point out that even if you don't use BootIt Bare Metal for multi-booting but do use Image for Linux, the BootIt Bare Metal license can be used on the Image for Linux full version to enable the partwork (partitioning) utility included on the Image for Linux full version boot media.
TeraByte Unlimited - Sep 21 2014 at 3:39pm Copy Link
Jon Spain Dunno why but the store is not responding (I'm at work and I'm not allowed to clear cache).

Sep 22 2014 at 12:59am Copy Link
Matt Morgan Does the version being offered under this promotion work with Windows 8? According to the website it does, but here Windows 8 is omitted in the write-up. As the comments attached to this promotion go back to 2011 is it safe to assume the write-up just needs to be updated?

Thanks for clarifying.
Sep 22 2014 at 1:44am Copy Link
polka dujarin Please, please when will it be possible to have your soft in azerty?! (we forget Kbmap, you need to be a pro to understand that!!)
Sep 22 2014 at 2:09am Copy Link
Diego P Nice offer, but I'll wait for a discount in the SPECIAL BUNDLE (Boot It BM + Image for Windows).
Sep 22 2014 at 3:33am Copy Link
TeraByte Yes windows 8 is fine, but you can't install it on a GPT drive or multiboot on the GPT drive - it needs to be MBR/EMBR. Here's info on UEFI booting and converting GPT:



The trial is available from the website to try before you buy.

We still have it on a list to go ahead and update KBMAP to come configured for AZERTY at some point in the future.
TeraByte Unlimited - Sep 22 2014 at 6:48am Copy Link
Duane Quinn Hi,
I have an unformatted HD I'm trying to extract files from. (filled with needed files). This came out of my Dell desk top that was corrupted by a bad executable file (Hijack and blackmail) rendering the operating system useless after the virus remover deleted needed infected program files and partitions.
Do you have a product that would extract these files (Video, e books, music) from this unformatted unpartitioned hard drive? (now in an external enclosure).
Any help or product suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You!
Duane Quinn
Sep 22 2014 at 6:59am Copy Link
Jon Spain I still can't reach the store, which is annoying.

Sep 22 2014 at 7:00am Copy Link
TeraByte @Duane - you could download the trial and try undelete then use the scripting tool to mount and copy files if the files weren't available via windows.
TeraByte Unlimited - Sep 22 2014 at 8:50am Copy Link
_*_ @TeraByte, I am a bit confused as to what software I need to make a multi-boot system.

Is today's sale enough software for me to put Windows 7 and a Linux OS on the same computer, or three different Operating Systems on my computer if I wanted?
Sep 22 2014 at 10:12am Copy Link
TeraByte Sure - has basically for installing and specific linux distros can be installed following the steps given at http://www.terabyteunlimi....php?id=20

You can use the trial before purchasing.
TeraByte Unlimited - Sep 22 2014 at 11:28am Copy Link
DrTeeth This software is the best! I have been using it and its predecessor for years. Loads of proper updates and enhancements for free and no fake main version number increases to suck in more money.

All my PCs multi-boot due to this baby. No GPT drives for me as I *have* to use BIBM.

On my pain PC, on one hard disk, I have the following OSs all in primary partitions:- Win 7 - x64, Win XP, Vista - x64, Linux Mint, Linux Mint KDE, OpenSUSE, Netrunner, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu. There may be a couple more I have forgotten.

It also comes complete with an integrated copy of Image for DOS.
Sep 22 2014 at 1:18pm Copy Link
John Miesionczek Will this restore files from a nas drive setup as JOBD.

I'm going to remove the drives and install on my desktop or an external drive.

I need these files.

I want to restore the files to another drive

What will work?
Sep 22 2014 at 2:35pm Copy Link
Rick Truell John Miesionczek: "Will this restore files from a nas drive setup as JOBD."

No. Multiple drives configured as JBOD (or RAID 0 for that matter) are combined together and presented as a *single* drive to the OS, and pieces of files are written on *all* drives. This is why when one drive of such a configuration fails, *all* data on the drives is lost.

"What will work?"

It depends. If you are *very* technically adept with Linux and the command line, it *might* be possible to connect the drives to a Linux system and re-combine them in the proper order to re-create the JBOD. But you really have to know what you're doing, and for Deity's sake don't format the JBOD once you've re-created it, as Linux will want you to do.

But the chances of that working are *really* slim. In reality, the only things that will work for certain are: 1) copy the files from the NAS before pulling the drives or 2) copy the files from the backups you've been making.
Sep 23 2014 at 12:50am Copy Link
Pim Joosten I am especially interested in the multi-boot feature of this program. I do however have a question relating to multi-boot. I also have Paragon Hard Disk Manager Professional and Acronis Disk Director 11. Both support multi-boot, but with those programs I can only find information on how to make a multi-boot system by a fresh OS install. In my case I have an existing Windows 7 and an existing Windows Vista installation. At the moment they are on separate hard disks and I select the OS I want to use by switching disks on/off in the BIOS. I would like to put both OS'es on the same disk and then make it a dual-boot system. Is this possible with BootIt Bare Metal?

Thanks in advance.
Sep 23 2014 at 1:28am Copy Link
polka dujarin oh yes it is! this soft is VERY powerful! try it!
Sep 23 2014 at 1:51am Copy Link
_*_ Went ahead and purchased. I have a question.

There is no install routine with this software, only a zip file to expand.

Inside the zip are three executable files:


I can open the makedisk file, but if I try to open the other two I receive an error informing me that, the version of the file is not compatible with the version of Windows I am running. It tells me to check if I need x86 (32-bit), or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then to check with the publisher.

So, did I mess up somewhere or is there an issue here?

Thanks for any help you can offer.
Sep 23 2014 at 4:09am Copy Link
Jason Thomas I really like this product and almost jumped on this deal. I had it in my cart and everything but didn't purchase.

I decided I really wanted the Special Bundle so I could have the Windows version also.

Please offer a similar discount on the Special Bundle in the near future and you will have a sale from me.

For those interested in this version being offered here, I've used the trial in the past (a couple years ago) and it is really an amazing product. Definintely worth the purchase.
Sep 23 2014 at 4:40am Copy Link
Pim Joosten @polka dujarin: Thanks for your quick reply. I went ahead and purchased based on your post.
Sep 23 2014 at 4:54am Copy Link
Trond Ruud Nothing happens when I click the "order now" button, so I'll stick to Acronis and Paragon :-)
Sep 23 2014 at 11:44am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Trond Ruud - Could you please clear the browser cache and cookies and try again? Also, while purchasing please consider trying other browsers like Chrome, Firefox or Opera.
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 23 2014 at 12:31pm Copy Link
TeraByte @ _*_ you use makedisk to create the boot media, then you install from the boot media. See

@Pim Yes, if you install with both drives attached it will take care of it for you. Otherwise, if you manually create a boot item, just ensure the "swap" option is enabled on the one booted that is not on HD0.
TeraByte Unlimited - Sep 23 2014 at 12:39pm Copy Link
Mark Harper I'd recommend that anyone with the slightest interest in this software grab it while it's at this bargain price.
I’ve used this software in and its predecessors for many years and there is absolutely no software in the same league. I'm using bot the original BIOS flavour and the newer UEFI one too.
As a simple tool, it will allow you to boot multiple operating systems with fine control over which partitions each OS can see.
For the power user, it allows you to create, delete, resize and move partitions. It not only handles Windows partitions but many others 13 in total at present.
The icing on the cake is that a drive imaging (backup) tool is included. You can also clone disks as well as create backup images.
The Makedisk part of the software creates the boot media that is used to install BootIT and this can be either an ISO image (useful for VMs), a USB stick or a CD. Once installed to your hard drive BootIT only takes around 3MB of precious disk space and is best installed to its own dedicated partition.
Once installed you will have one of if not the most powerful pieces of utility software available at your fingertips.
Sep 12 2018 at 6:10am Copy Link
Randy User A kind "thank you" to Mark Harper for his excellent review. I've no immediate need for this but it did catch my attention in the BitsDuJour daily email that I get. I have several different backup software from various vendors but none contain a Boot Manager that allows multiple Operating Systems to run on the same PC. Neat ..
Sep 12 2018 at 10:22am Copy Link
Mark Harper You're welcome Randy User. It may interest you to know that Terabyte Unlimited also produce a full backup product (Terabyte Drive Image) which can work in tandem with the BootIT Collection. You can use the backup software for creating images on a schedule and all the usual backup tasks then should disaster strike you can enter BootIT maintenance mode and initiate the restore from there. As BootIT loads prior to you OS booting it certainly makes recovery very simple.
Both BootIT Collection and Drive Image work with any server OS too so our Linux buddies don't miss out either. It would have been good to have had a bundle of BootIT and Drive Image though.
Sep 12 2018 at 12:52pm Copy Link
Marcelo Spera I use it for a couple years now. It's great! Secure partitioning, great booting options and I just love their imaging software. It never fails! I recommend it. And the price is awesome!
Sep 12 2018 at 3:31pm Copy Link
Ed Ward Thank you, Mark, for your recommendation (one of the reasons I rely on BDJ). I just purchased BootIt and am eager to install and use. Unfortunately, prospective users (esp. novices like me) should be forewarned - just to install (and I assume use), the user must choose options on a dozen plus features, none of which are explained w/in the program. Nor are defaults offered. The user manual is lengthy (97pp; also last updated in 2014 and references "floppy disks" and Windows 7). So, unless I've overlooked something, there's a steep learning curve just to install and use the software. It would be most helpful if the developer offered a simple set of instructions to install and accomplish primary applications for the "typical user" of the BootIt.
Sep 12 2018 at 9:21pm Copy Link
TeraByte Actually, the defaults are already chosen for you, you just click next through them. Presuming you choose the BIOS option (BootIt Bare Metal), the simple step-by-step with detailed explanations are found in the table of contents under "Installing BootIt Bare Metal" / "Step A: Creating the Boot Media or ISO Image". Specifically using makedisk starts on page 11. There are lots of pictures and step-by-step information in the manual.
TeraByte Unlimited - Sep 12 2018 at 9:45pm Copy Link
Ed Ward I've re-read the installation instructions... still numerous options that (as a novice) I'm unsure which to select. Also, despite the significance of the warning below, I (and most likely others) am unsure how to complete:

"You must disable the Windows 8 and Windows 10 Fast startup option or you risk corruption of your partitions and data. This option can be disabled by viewing the Windows partition’s properties in Partition Work and clicking the Disable Fast Start button. This can be done after the installation of BootIt BM has completed."

Since I'm unsure how to accomplish and don't want to risk corrupting my drive, I'm forced to cancel installation.

BootIt looks powerful and well designed. However, installation and setup is challenging for novices. I suspect there is a set of defaults that would work for 99% of typical users and avoid the challenges above.
Sep 12 2018 at 10:06pm Copy Link
TeraByte You just click next and take the defaults, that's already taken care of for you, only special edge cases to deal with firmware bugs or specific needs will you change the defaults.

As far as fast startup, you can search the internet and find lots of information on disabling it, but we also make it very easy in the program via Partition Work, double click the Windows partition (or highlight and click properties) and click disable fast startup button (or if already disabled, it will tell you).

Also, We tried to look up your order to send you specific information and links but your name was not found? You can contact support to be provided links to tutorials or answer specific questions.
TeraByte Unlimited - Sep 12 2018 at 10:40pm Copy Link
Ed Ward Thanks... I'll follow up w/ your support. As I said, I like the features of BootIt and it's strongly endorsed by other BDJ users so I'm eager to install and use it properly.
Sep 12 2018 at 11:21pm Copy Link
Mark Harper Good luck Ed Ward you will not be disappointed with this great piece of software. As with all software, it can seem difficult until that light bulb moment. It is worth the effort of getting to know it.
Sep 13 2018 at 1:18am Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski I just purchased Bootit Collection after having used BootIt Bare Metal (NG before) for many years to try the UEFI version on my Acer V15 Nitro. The BIOS is in the UEFI mode, the SSD contains the EFI partition, the bit 55 is set in Properties. After rebooting, the laptop still boots to the default Windows 10 64-bit OS, bypassing BootIt. An attempt to use the USB with the installation media shows both the Reactivate and Upgrade options. Reactivate does not seem to do anything, while Upgrade tells that it is not able to configure UEFI for booting. Please help ...
Sep 13 2018 at 12:42pm Copy Link
TeraByte Obviously you'll need to get your BIOS to boot the installed copy instead of windows, but you should direct your question to support@ email address.
TeraByte Unlimited - Sep 13 2018 at 12:51pm Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski Will write an e-mail. Thanks ...
Sep 13 2018 at 1:01pm Copy Link
Mark Harper I've not encountered that issue Tomasz Lisowski. I'd give support a shout.
Sep 13 2018 at 1:03pm Copy Link
Taras User OK. I'm in. Why? Well sure I can definitely use the software. Sure it is cheap for what it does (even at full price). But why I clicked "Get this deal" was this:-

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Sep 13 2018 at 4:42pm Copy Link

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