Tech – for Everyone

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Special Holiday Edition (A Giveaway!)

Folks, I am pleased to announce my latest software license giveaway drawing.

(So much for my “hibernation mode…”) Yesterday I received a note from one of my contacts out there ‘in the biz’, asking me if I would be willing to run another contest, and help them promote a special sale they are offering for the holiday season. (Loyal readers may remember, I had reviewed their product in May.) Always thinking of you, Dear Reader, I agreed.

The folks at have generously donated five licenses for Handy Backup Standard to me, to award to my readers. I sincerely thank them for that. So I am going to do a random drawing¹ contest from folks who “enter” by posting a comment (below). The drawing will close Thursday, Dec. 30, and the winners announced Friday, in the last post of 2010.

Handy Backup is a program for creating “backup copies” of the files on your computer, which regular readers know, is something I repeatedly urge people to get into the habit of doing! With a backup program like Handy Backup, you don’t need a ‘habit’, you can set-it-and-forget-it.

Publisher’s description:

Handy Backup™ Standard is an easy-to-use backup software designed to perform automated backup of your computer. User-friendly interface and a rich set of backup features make it one of the best PC backup software for home and small office use. Handy Backup Standard features:

(Businesses will want to look at Handy Backup Server.)(Holiday sale expires on January, 10, 2011.)

To see my full review of Handy Backup, complete with slideshow, click here. (the article will open in a new window.)

How to enter? Residents of the US and Canada may enter the contest drawing by simply clicking on “comment” (below), and entering a name and a valid e-mail (so I can send you the license key) in the form. Actually commenting is optional. And, I shouldn’t have to say this, but multiple entries will result in disqualification.

Again, I thank the folks at for making this giveaway possible. A 30-day free trial can be downloaded here, Download Handy Backup. Try it out yourself. (And then leave a comment. You may just win an activation key..)

¹ All entrants will be placed into Random.org’s “randomizer”, and the top 5 results will be the winners.

Please have a safe and joyous Holiday!

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34 Comments

  1. Please count me in Paul.

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    Comment by warren | December 23, 2010

  2. Great giveaway please enter my name in this giveaway.

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    Comment by Mike M | December 23, 2010

  3. Boy could I use this. Please include me in the drawing. Thank you Paul for the drawing.

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    Comment by Cappydawg | December 23, 2010

  4. warren, Mike M, Cappydawg..
    You are entered and, good luck!

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    Comment by techpaul | December 23, 2010

  5. I can handle that, enter me and thanks

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    Comment by MikeyK | December 23, 2010

  6. A safe and Happy Holiday Season to All.
    Added thanks to Tech-Paul & Novosoft.
    Please count me in & Merry Christmas.

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    Comment by Bald Eagle | December 23, 2010

  7. Ditto on the safe and happy holiday to all.
    Merry Christmas to Paul and all of his followers…
    Count me in and thanks!

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    Comment by Rob | December 23, 2010

  8. MikeyK, Bald Eagle, Rob..
    You are entered and, good luck!

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    Comment by techpaul | December 23, 2010

  9. Put me in the draw!

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    Comment by Lee | December 23, 2010

  10. Hi,
    Thanks for the review & giveaway.
    Please count me in.

    thanks, Cg

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    Comment by Cg | December 23, 2010

  11. hello,
    thankingyou for the giveaway. Please count me in.

    Regards,
    Mr. G.T.

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    Comment by GT | December 23, 2010

  12. Please count me and Merry Xmas to you

    john d

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    Comment by john d | December 23, 2010

  13. Lee, Cg, Mr. G.T., john d..
    You are entered and, good luck!

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    Comment by techpaul | December 23, 2010

  14. hi Paul,
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Appreciate if you could count me in.

    I bought a new Sony Vaio laptop 2day. Could you pls direct me to ur posts specifically pertaining to new laptop?

    Thanks,
    Grr

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    Comment by Grr | December 23, 2010

    • Grr,
      Congratulations! (And, you are entered, btw..)

      I haven’t written a specific ‘new laptop’ article, but I do recommend:
      Windows 7 Owners, You Want To Do This…,
      my “Top 10 Things You Should Do” list,
      And.. if you intend to transfer your “user profile” from an old XP machine to your new Sony laptop — go to microsoft.com and download the special Windows Easy Transfer for XP variant. (You will find WET in your Start>Programs>All Programs otherwise)

      If one of those articles does not mention it already, I always recommend downloading and running the wonderful PCDecrapifier on new machines.. to scrape off all the “trialware” and other, well, crap that comes pre-loaded on new computers.

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      Comment by techpaul | December 23, 2010

      • Thanks Paul. I have read both the articles. Very useful.

        I should be able to set up my laptop in another 2/3 days. Have issues creating a complete system backup on my new 3Tb WD-Ext. HDD.

        Thanks,
        Grr

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        Comment by Grr | December 30, 2010

        • Grr,
          I am afraid your statement is quite a bit too vague for me to be able to offer any pointers.. but 3TB’s is a ton of room, and backups are generally (simple) copy operations, so … I hope you get it straightened out.

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          Comment by techpaul | December 30, 2010

  15. please count me in
    regards
    ibheck

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    Comment by ibheck | December 23, 2010

    • ibheck,
      I regret to inform you that the contest is limited to residents of the US and Canada only.

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      Comment by techpaul | December 23, 2010

  16. Count me in! I am really bad about backing things up.

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    Comment by edmontonjb | December 24, 2010

  17. Happy holidays to you and your family. Thanks for the many giveaways and please count me in.

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    Comment by murphdog | December 24, 2010

  18. Please me in the draw. I need all the help I can get.

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    Comment by Anne Gillis | December 24, 2010

  19. Great giveaway please enter my name in this giveaway

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    Comment by David | December 24, 2010

  20. Grr, edmontonjb, murphdog, Anne Gillis, David..
    You are entered, and good luck!

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    Comment by techpaul | December 24, 2010

  21. Just wanted to wish you a Happy Holiday season, Paul.

    No need to enter me in your draw, as I don’t use windows.

    Best Wishes

    Paul

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    Comment by Paul Andrew Russell | December 25, 2010

    • Paul,
      You have warmed me, and made me smile – thank you! My best wishes to you for a safe and joyous holiday and a terrific 2011!
      Party

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      Comment by techpaul | December 25, 2010

  22. Thank you for this opportunity. Happy New Year!

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    Comment by Allegra Drago | December 26, 2010

  23. Allegra Drago,
    You are entered, and good luck!

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    Comment by techpaul | December 26, 2010

  24. Pick me, please!

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    Comment by Cindy | December 29, 2010

  25. Cindy,
    You are entered, and good luck!

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    Comment by techpaul | December 29, 2010

  26. Would love to try it! Thanks

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    Comment by Lewy | December 30, 2010

  27. Lewy,
    You are entered, and good luck!

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    Comment by techpaul | December 30, 2010

  28. First of all Happy New Year!!! Secondly , thanks for this giveaway.

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    Comment by malkhaz | December 30, 2010

    • malkhaz,
      I thank you for your greeting – and wish you the same! – but, regrettably, I must inform you that the contest is limited to residents of the US and Canada only.

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      Comment by techpaul | December 30, 2010


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