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I used bluecon admin a lot when I was working as a sysadmin. (until I retired)
I had gotten my employer to buy a corporate license copy.

 When O&O started having random 90% sales like this one a few years back,
I bought a personal copy for home use.

It has several useful utilities. Details here Bluecon details link

You can create a bootable disk and boot off a flash drive, or create an iso file for burning onto optical media. To make a bootable DVD.
Booting bluecon from a flash drive gives you access to some windows files/folders you couldn't otherwise change if the blue con utility was launched from within a computer, while running from within windows.

I used it for file recovery.
For local system password resets.
For Partition mgmt. Creating and modifying partitions.

Side note: I also use the [email protected] set of tools for windows. They are made by[email protected] products
The [email protected] Data Studio product is a similar type of utilities product to O&O bluecon.

I like and use, O&O bluecon enough that I keep updated and still use (both software products), for my personal home use.

Found Deals and Discounts / O&O software. Up to 90% off sale.
« on: June 05, 2020, 09:52 PM »


Many good s/w programs up to 90% off.
(Not sure when the sale ends).

Titles and prices:

O&O Software      

Product name   More info      Unit price

O&O Defrag 23 Workstation Edition for 1 PC   $11.70

O&O Defrag 23 Server Edition for 1 ServerFull version with no time-limit, electronic delivery $59.70

O&O Defrag 23 Starter Kit 1 + 5contains 1 Server + 5 Workstation Edition licenses, electronic delivery $68.70

O&O SafeErase 15 Workstation EditionFull version with no time-limit, electronic delivery $11.70

O&O SafeErase 15 AdminEditionlicense for 1 administrator, electronic delivery $147.00

O&O SafeErase 15 TechEditionService license with no time-limit, electronic delivery $297.00

O&O DiskImage 15 Workstation EditionFull version with no time-limit, electronic delivery $17.70

O&O DiskImage 15 Server EditionFull version with no time-limit, electronic delivery $89.70

O&O FileBackup for 1 PC Full version, with no time-limit, electronic delivery $8.98

O&O FileBackup for 5 PCs Full version, with no time-limit, electronic delivery $11.98

O&O PowerPack for 1 PC Contains O&O DiskImage 15 Pro, O&O Defrag 23 Pro, O&O SafeErase 15 Pro and O&O AutoBackup 6 Pro 17.98

O&O PowerPack for 5 PCs Contains O&O DiskImage 15 Pro, O&O Defrag 23 Pro, O&O SafeErase 15 Pro and O&O AutoBackup 6 Pro for 5 PCs each $29.98

O&O PowerPack Small Enterprise for 1 server & 5 PCs Contains O&O DiskImage 15, O&O Defrag 23, O&O SafeErase 15, electronic delivery $119.70

O&O PowerPack Medium Enterprise for 5 servers & 25 PCs Contains O&O DiskImage 15, O&O Defrag 23, O&O SafeErase 15, electronic delivery $299.70

O&O DiskRecovery 14 Admin Edition Full version with no time-limit, electronic delivery   $119.70

O&O DiskRecovery 14 Tech Edition Full version with no time-limit, electronic delivery    $297.00

O&O BlueCon 17 Tech Edition Full version with no time-limit for 1 service technician, electronic delivery $230.48

O&O BlueCon 17 Tech Edition Plus - includes O&O DiskImage Full version with no time-limit for 1 service technician, electronic delivery $384.56

O&O BlueCon 17 Admin Edition Full version with no time-limit for 1 administrator, electronic delivery $69.98

O&O BlueCon 17 Admin Edition Plus - includes O&O DiskImage Full version with no time-limit for 1 administrator, electronic delivery $114.92

Can't wait to try it out.

Thanks, OP.  It appears to still be on sale as of today, 6-5-2020.


Get all the software you need to make your computer do everything
from optimizing photos and videos to create the best sounds and way more.

Titles include Ashampoo SoundStage Pro, Ashampoo Cinemagraph, Ashampoo Video Optimizer Pro, and more.

LINK to deal

Complete listing:
[FYI, all Softwares appear to be perpetual licenses EXCEPT the last item. Ashampoo Driver Updater, which states it is a 1 year license.]
Ashampoo Backup Pro 14
MSRP: $49.99
Ashampoo Uninstaller 9
MSRP: $39.99
Ashampoo Snap 11
MSRP: $39.99

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 18
MSRP: $49.99
Ashampoo PDF Pro 2
MSRP: $69.99
 Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 7
MSRP: $39.99

Ashampoo SoundStage Pro
MSRP: $69.99
Ashampoo Video Optimizer Pro
MSRP: $69.99

Ashampoo Cinemagraph
MSRP: $59.99
Ashampoo Photo Commander 16
MSRP: $49.99
 Ashampoo Burning Studio 21
MSRP: $49.99
Ashampoo Driver Updater
MSRP: $29.99
1-Year Subscription


Since posting this deal, Metageek has RAISED PRICES on a few of these packages. >:(
They still have the 50% off covid19 coupon though.

I have contacted them about their huge price increases. Awaiting their response. :-\

Sorry to anyone wanting to buy one of metageeks products, only to discover metageek jacked up prices.

wi-spy h/w and s/w for people needing good wifi analysis.

Now 50% off.

LINK to  main site.

Metageek is having a covid19 "50/% off sale" on their wifi scanning, network analyzer software, and hardware bundles.

[quote from the metageek webpage, "Take 50% off MetaGeek products for a limited time! Discount code CRUSH-CORONA-50 will be automatically applied at checkout". end quote]

No indication as to how long the coupon is valid.

Coupon code = CRUSH-CORONA-50

Items that work with 50% coupon include:

1. Eye P.A. Essential Bundle - Visual Packet Analysis: was $799 now $359.50

LINK to Eye P.A.

Eye P.A. Essential is your toolkit for visual packet analysis. Quickly view WiFi airtime utilization for all access points, client devices, and packet types transmitted on a selected channel. Identify and fix common WiFi configuration issues, such as non-standard channels, channel saturation, legacy data rates and sub-optimal network security. Find and fix packet loss, monitor channel capacity, and minimize congestion.

2. Wi-Spy Air - Mobile Dual-Band WiFi Analyzer Was $499.50, now $249.25

LINK to wi-spy​ []

Wi-Spy Air shows you real-time WiFi and RF data so you can troubleshoot issues from the comfort of your mobile iOS or Android device. Ships with carrying case, cables, and rechargeable AAA batteries. Works with Air Viewer, available free on Google Play and the App Store.
3. Chanalyzer Essential Bundle - Professional Spectrum Analysis
Was $799, now $499.50

LINK to chanalyzer bundle​ []

Chanalyzer Essential is a deep dive into spectrum analysis. Monitor your 2.4 and 5GHz WiFi networks in real-time, visualize radio frequency (RF) congestion, locate sources of WiFi and non-WiFi interference, monitor WiFi channel saturation, and detect intermittent WiFi interferers. Create visually compelling reports of dead spots, saturation, and rogue APs.
4. MetaGeek Complete Bundle - All-in-one Troubleshooting was $1,599 now $799
LINK to complete bundle

A Complete Picture of Your WiFi Network
Almost all WiFi problems stem from a few common sources: coverage gaps, interference, airtime congestion, and network saturation. MetaGeek Complete includes Chanalyzer with Report Builder, Eye P.A., Wi-Spy DBx, and Device Finder 2.4 GHz Directional Antenna. When utilized together, these solutions provide a comprehensive picture of your WiFi network, so no matter what WiFi problems arise, you can find them and fix them. Quickly.


$489 value, just $15 donation.

Titles included in:

Get the award-winning titles:
  • Rebelle 3,
  • Amberlight 2,
  • Inspirit,
  • Flame Painter 4,
  • 80 Bonus Brush Pack for Flame Painter, and more!


Sandisk 32GB SD Card with Corel Deluxe Photo Software Kit Bundle for $25.98 from Groupon.
link to Groupon offer.

[Look for online Groupon coupons for additional savings]

This kit includes:

  • Corel Paintshop Pro 2018
  • Corel Video Studio 2018 SE
  • Corel After Shot Pro 3
  • Corel Painter Essentials 6
Sandisk 32GB SD Card with Corel Deluxe Photo Software Kit Bundle

If you don't mind a slightly dated version of these Corel software titles. :(

Found Deals and Discounts / 80% off pixarra software items for BF
« on: November 29, 2019, 11:27 AM »
Pixarra has 80% off its software items for BF.

link to sales page

Just noticed this today.

Get the entire $995 value bundle for donating as little as $25 (you can give more if you desire to do so).

--------------------------------Quote from the offer:--------------------------------


Back for a super-limited time!

We've once again teamed up with Corel to bring back this hit software bundle.

Get software like:
Pinnacle Studio 23 Ultimate,
PaintShop® Pro Ultimate,
Brush Pack - Manga,
Corel Painter® 2019, and Gravit Designer PRO 1 Year.

Plus, your purchase will support Hilarity for Charity and another charity of your choice.

------------------------end quote---------------------------------------

Multiple OS options.
 All of the software in this bundle is available on other-key for Windows and some for Mac and Linux too.

Please check out the full system requirements prior to purchasing.

Sorry for any confusion.   

I just did a quick Cut ' N Paste of the titles that were in the 3 different levels of "Pay What You Want". 

Humble bundle has the software choices/options "Split up" (based upon which of the 3 "Payment Levels" a buyer chooses).

Levels being:
1.  $1.00
2.  $12.45
3. $25 or more

From Humble bundle:

MAGIX is back with more audio software! Use ACID Pro 7, SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12, Music Maker EDM Edition, and more to create and produce your own music.

Link to offer

Bundle includes:

1. ACID Pro 7
MSRP: $149.00

2. SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12
MSRP: $59.99

3.  Soundpool: Discharge
MSRP: $39.99

4. Soundpool - Dream House
MSRP $19.99

5. MP3 Deluxe 19
MSRP: $49.99

6. Soundpool - Trance Masters
MSRP: $19.99

7. Music Maker EDM Edition
MSRP: $29.99

Maximum donation of $25.00 gets you ALL TITLES.

Found Deals and Discounts / O&O Software sale - 50 to 90% off
« on: February 27, 2019, 12:01 PM »
I received an email sales flyer from O&O yesterday.

For the next 3 or 4 days, they have their software for 50% to 90% off.

The sales  link I received is:

LINK to sale page

Note: if link doesn't bring up discounts of 50 to 90% off, you can manually enter coupon code on order form. [I have noticed that sometimes links within sale emails only work for the actual  individual/recipient on O&O's email list

Note 2: I am not an affiliate and link above is not an affiliate link. It is a link from an O&O sale email I received.

Coupon code = 2H7-98Q-61X

I normally wait for their 90% off sale, to purchase their O&O Bluecon Admin.
A great Windows repair/recovery tool for $109 [normally $1,090].

I've used it for over 10 years.
You create a bootable flash drive, boot from it and can then run assorted windows repairs and/or diags .
Over the years, it's been worth the $109 per edition that it costs. With its repair and recovery options.

Just my .02 cents on their one product :Thmbsup:

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2018
« on: November 24, 2018, 04:02 PM »
Techsmith, makers of Camtasia and Snagit are having a one day only, cybermonday sale.

No specific disclosures in their "sale notification email",  as to the sales pricing nor discount percentages.


They mentioned monitoring their social media pages for more details, as cyber monday approaches.

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2018
« on: November 23, 2018, 07:19 PM »
Pixxara has 80% off all of their software products.



Their products include:
Paint Studio, Tree Studio, Liquid Studio, Blob Studio, Luminance Studio, Pixel Studio and Selfie Studio


Work a little magic with applications like Xara Designer Pro X, PhotoStory Premium VR, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer, and more. Plus, your purchase will support ACLU, Girls Who Code, or a charity of your choice!

LINK to offer


Photo Manager Deluxe
MSRP: $49.99

Xara 3D Maker
MSRP: $39.99

Music Maker 80s Edition
MSRP: $29.99


 Xara Photo & Graphic Designer

MSRP: $59.99


 Xara Web Designer

MSRP: $49.99

MAGIX Video easy
MSRP: $49.99

 Xara Designer Pro X

MSRP: $299.00

 PhotoStory Premium VR

MSRP: $129.99

A donation of $30 gets you all software titles.


We've linked up with CyberLink for a new bundle of software. Get applications like PowerDirector 15 Ultra, PhotoDirector 9 Ultra, and more. Plus, your purchase can support Child's Play, GamesAid, or a charity of your choice!


Found Deals and Discounts / Re: at last: Softmaker Office PORTABLE
« on: August 11, 2018, 10:58 PM »
Didn't know they had started selling their office suite on a subscription basis. I hope they keep the option of buying a standalone version.

There appears to be a "FULL VERSION" listed for several of their office choices.
In addition to the Subscription and/or upgrade services.


From an email offer from Softmaker.
Makers of a decent ms office alternative (win, mac and linux OSs) and flexipdf.

link to offer

Coupon code should be within link to offer. If not, be sure to use coupon code  (coupon: it4)
1. single user personal license is:
Now only

Your discount:
7,444 fonts and webfonts for Mac and PC. Full version.

2. Corp license with 25 seats
Now only

Your discount:

7,444 fonts and webfonts for Mac and PC. License for up to 25 seats. Full version.

coupon: it4

NOTE: coupon code should self-insert, but in case it doesn't, the discount code is:
coupon: flexioffer

From recent email offer from Softmaker:


Are you sad that you missed the last FlexiPDF sale?
Get FlexiPDF now starting at US$14.95!
FlexiPDF is your indispensable tool for creating, editing and annotating PDF files. With FlexiPDF, you can work on PDFs with the convenience of a word processor.

Until Sunday, we make you an irresistible offer:

FlexiPDF Standard can be yours for just US$14.95 instead of US$59.95.
FlexiPDF Professional is available for just US$27.95 instead of US$79.95.



features page

Pretty decent licensing, as it can be used on up to 3 PC's:

Licensing: This is a one-time purchase, not a subscription. You can use the software as long as you want.
Personal use: You and other members of your household may use FlexiPDF on up to 3 PCs.
Enterprise use: You may run FlexiPDF on up to 3 PCs used by the same individual.

I first came across Softmaker due to their inexpensive OFFICE suite (it goes on sale for approximately $14.99 from time to time. Sales are normally announced to email list recipients only).

Their office software seemed quite MS OFFICE compatible.
I think it was 2017 that Softmaker introduced their PDF creator/editor software.
I use FlexiPDF on  a couple of computers. Got tired of free PDF maker options, that bombard a person with Advertisements.

Only issue I had (and it might be fixed by now) is that FlexiPDF does not offer any sort of Automatic document naming.
By that I mean, if you create a PDF of a browser page or whatever, it doesn't auto-fill the PDF's Name field for you, like other programs will. Some programs insert the date+a number, others might somehow grab the document's Description and auto-fill with that.
(I just hate typing in, or doing a cut'n paste into the doc's name field. Just a personal annoyance).

 As a PDF program it seems to work fine.

Also, for Font enthusiasts, get a FREE font every month, via FREE font every month

These guys are more about training you on software you might already use.

Anyway, their sale is thru july 9th. 
Coupon code July4.

peachpit sales link

Celebrate independence with knowledge. Now through July 9, save 45% on most learning products including books, eBooks, simulators, and video training. Enter discount code JULY4 at checkout.*

Most eBooks are available as DRM-free EPUB, MOBI, and PDF—all together for one price so you can learn on your desktop or mobile device, your choice!

* Sale prices displayed reflect a 45% discount achieved with purchase of eligible title and application of discount code JULY4.

Found Deals and Discounts / Nolo press 40% off sale
« on: July 03, 2018, 12:44 AM »
These folks offer both software products and ebook versions of their DIY, how to, legal guides/books.

Use coupon code ID40 FOR THE EXTRA 40% DISCOUNT.


Was looking for testing and benchmarking software when I came across this 70% off sale at benchmarks software sale link

Not sure how it compares to programs from other system info vendors, like passmark.
But the sales prices make it worth a try. (at least for me).

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