I received an email this morning from Paragon with the following message:
You own a Paragon product with the WinPE recovery environment. We would like to inform you that Microsoft has changed its license conditions, meaning that we will no longer be allowed to offer you the Paragon WinPE as of March 30, 2012.
If you haven’t downloaded your WinPE from the Paragon website yet, we recommend you to do so by March 30, 2012.
After March 30th, it will no longer be possible to download the WinPE recovery environment using your account! Customer service/support will not be able to send it retroactively!
I've been using Paragon Hard Disk Manager Professional for years and one of the benefits of their WinPE recovery environment is that you get to use the same full product that gets installed on a Windows system.
Does anyone know if Microsoft is putting the cabosh on WinPE altogether, or if they just raised the price to the point at which Paragon no longer felt they could afford to provide the environment to users. Are other products that offer WinPE also affected?