Continuing a tradition that started with Windows 10, Easy Recovery Essentials for Windows 11 is currently available as a completely free download (ad-free, bundleware-free) for anyone that needs to fix their Windows 11 installation after a virus infection or a Windows Update gone wrong.
Easy Recovery Essentials (EasyRE) for Windows is a bootable system repair and recovery program from NeoSmart Technologies that can be used to repair non-booting/crashed laptops and PCs. EasyRE is a bootable CD – you don’t run it from within Windows; instead, you burn a downloadable file (ISO image) onto a CD, DVD, or USB, and boot from it on the PC in need of repair. This way, even if you’re not able to turn on your PC and get into Windows, you can still use EasyRE to fix your computer.
EasyRE features 100% automated diagnostics and repair for Windows PCs. It’ll automatically go through an extensive battery of tests and solve all the common issues that prevent computers from loading (very quickly, too!) – all you have to do is boot from an EasyRE CD or USB stick, and select the OS you want to repair.
EasyRE also allows access to System Restore snapshots, to aid in recovering from corrupt registry caused by viruses, improperly installed drivers, or user error. In addition to that, you may also perform advanced repairs from the command line, do offline virus scanning, edit partitions, copy important files to an external drive and access the web.
Easy Recovery Essentials for Windows Key Features:
- EasyRE repairs all bootmgr, bcd, and winload.exe errors.
- EasyRE is the only repair CD to repair EFI bootloader errors and problems with bootmfw.efi, winload.efi, and more.
- Easy Recovery Essentials automatically finds and corrects issues with the MBR, GPT, and partition records, resolving issues with the active partition, incorrectly configured partition entries, recursive partition records, overlapping partitions, and corrupted boot headers.
- EasyRE detects and resolves dozens of boot-time blue screens of death, and prevents many other BSODs while Windows is loading and when it is running.
Free Download Easy Recovery Essentials for Windows Professional Edition (Beta)
Easy Recovery Essentials for Windows Professional Edition is normally priced at $39.75 for a full version download. With Windows 10 just around the corner, Easy Recovery Essentials for Windows is now available for absolutely free for all Windows 10 users for the remainder of the Windows 10 Technical Preview program. (Which isn’t all that long, so hurry up and grab it while it’s still free!)
On a working computer (it doesn’t matter if it’s Windows, Mac, or Linux), go to this promo page and choose your OS as Windows 10 and start downloading the free Windows 10 Recovery ISO. No payment info required. The version of EasyRE you choose to download should match the Windows version on the damaged PC, not the PC you’re downloading it on. Free version can only be used to repair Windows 10 PCs.
After downloading, you will need to burn EasyRE to a CD, DVD, or USB. A blank CD is highly-recommended and is the easiest and most reliable method of using EasyRE. EasyRE can only be saved to a USB on Windows Vista or Windows 7.
View instructions on how to burn EasyRE to a bootable CD or DVD, or view instructions on how to burn EasyRE to a bootable USB. You must follow these instructions very carefully and to the letter, as the process of making a bootable CD, DVD, or USB differs greatly from that of burning a normal file. Please read and follow all instructions carefully.
The usual disclaimers apply:
Windows 10 is still in beta, we cannot be held responsible if anything goes wrong (not that it should). While EasyRE has been fully updated and tested for compatibility with Windows 10 TP build 9926, we do not officially offer support for the Windows 10 versions of EasyRE at this time. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.