Berlin (PRWEB) May 23, 2007
With O&O DiskImage 2, O&O Software GmbH from Berlin now introduces the newest version of its data imaging solution, now Windows Vista compatible too. Various algorithms for imaging and restoration have been fundamentally overhauled and now offer even wider support of all existing storage volumes. It is now also possible to image dynamic and GPT volumes. Damaged or unrecognized file systems can also be imaged and restored by making a direct forensic image.
O&O DiskImage 2 will be available in two different variations: as an installation version for use under Windows operating systems, and on its own Start CD, from where O&O DiskImage 2 can be directly started based on Windows Vista. This means defective systems can also be backed up, protecting crucial personal or business information from a new installation. All images can be mounted under Windows as virtual drives, enabling access to individual files or directories without the need for a complete restoration.
A new and unique feature of Version 2 is the dynamic integration of drivers with new O&O DriverLoader under Windows Vista PE. When the Start CD-ROM boots up, this module searches the computer for all available hardware components. Should components be recognized where no driver exists, the program will display this and the user can then simply upload them from a USB-Stick, CD or Diskette. The drivers are integrated dynamically into the system, thus filling the gap left by most other backup products when no drivers exist for new or exotic hardware.
With O&O DiskImage 2, particular attention has been paid to simplicity, thereby enabling new computer users an easy introduction to the program. An entire computer can be backed up, without any prior experience and with just a few mouse clicks. All settings are automatically processed, up until selecting the storage location. Regular imaging is the single most effective protection against data loss. O&O DiskImage provides the option of an incremental imaging as well as an entire image, whereby only the changes made since the previous image are saved. This saves both time and disk space. All imaging operations can be carried out whilst work on the PC continues, as O&O DiskImage 2 is extremely light on resources and works entirely in the background.
O&O DiskImage 2 can write imaged data onto CDs or DVDs. It contains its own in-built free burning program, but naturally all other popular programs can also be used for that purpose. The data being saved can then be compressed, to save substantial disk space, or encrypted to prevent any unwanted access.
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O&O DiskImage 2 Professional Edition is compatible with Windows Vista (all Versions), XP Home/Pro and Windows 2000 Professional. The full version costs USD 49.95 (upgrade from Version 1 is free). The full version can be ordered over the internet and is also available through retailers as a retail box which includes a printed User’s Guide.
O&O Software offers licensing options for companies and special conditions for governmental and educational institutions through master agreements. Interested users can download a free 30 day trial version of the product from the O&O Software website. Operators can use the trial version to image and restore data under Microsoft Windows 2000, XP and Vista.
About O&O Software
O&O Software GmbH has been developing "Tools for Windows" since 1997. Customers include home users, SMEs, public institutions and global business groups. These tools are effectually sold directly and by using our partner network and are available in more than 50 countries. The product portfolio includes applications for performance optimization, system administration, data restoration and the secure deletion of data. O&O products have been judged as technologically leading in numerous tests. You can find more information and free trial versions of all products on our website. O&O’s products include O&O BlueCon, O&O CleverCache, O&O Defrag, O&O DiskImage, O&O DiskRecovery, O&O DiskStat, O&O DriveLED, O&O FormatRecovery, O&O MediaRecovery, O&O RescueBox, O&O SafeErase, O&O ToolBox and O&O UnErase.
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