Rescue Kit Free Edition

Rescue Kit Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 28 votes

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  • Total Downloads:
  • Date Added:
    July 24, 2014
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Me/XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review


Rescue Kit Free Edition gives you all the tools you need to recover in the event of a system crash. The software works well and is straightforward enough for beginners.


Great wizard: After you download the program, a wizard launches that walks you through the step-by-step process of setting up a USB key that you can boot from to repair your machine. The wizard is very straightforward, and works perfectly.

Range of recovery tools: Rescue Kit has a variety of features to help you recover from different problems. You can correct the Master Boot Record if it has become corrupted; you can transfer files off the system if it is non-recoverable; or you can recover a partition if you've erased it in error.

Password reset: If you've forgotten an essential password and gotten locked out of your system, you can boot from your Rescue Kit USB key and reset your password.


Slow operation: Use of the recovery tool was very effective, but operations performed from the boot key were quite slow.

Bottom Line

Rescue Kit Free Edition is an excellent recovery tool. Download it when you have a healthy computer and create a boot key in order to have the resources you need to restore your computer after a system failure.

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1 stars

"Such a Disappointment"

October 15, 2014  |  By tfryman

 |  Version: Rescue Kit Free Edition 14.0


It's free?


Where do I start? Not ready for prime time.


1 - The documentation for the rescue kit refers to other documentation on how to build the rescue media. All the download is; is the program to build the media.
2 - Every time you try to build the media yo have to enter the registration code and serial number - even on the same PC.
3 - Trying to build the media to ISO image on a fresh installed Win 7 Pro 64 bit W/all updates gets you an "Error 11 - cannot launch external process". A Google search on this error gets you one result from 2 months ago with no solution.
I had high hope to use this as a replacement for the aging Hiren's Boot CD but alas, twas for not.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 14.0
  • Complete collection of powerful rescue wizards
  • New user-friendly interface
  • Backup and restore to/from virtual disks (VHD, pVHD, VMDK, VHDX)
  • Newest Recovery Media Builder 3.0 included
  • Windows 8.1 support
Publisher Paragon Software Group
Publisher web site
Release Date June 16, 2014
Date Added July 24, 2014
Version 14.0
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 299.03MB
File Name rk14_free.exe
Total Downloads 323,003
Downloads Last Week 1,894
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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