Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Edition is a collection of tools to help you recover deleted files, back up/ restore your system, or get a broken PC working again.
A Password Recovery module builds a bootable CD/ USB key which can reset a forgotten local Windows password.
The Windows Recovery module (also run from CD or USB) fixes common Windows boot problems, including a corrupted boot sector, MBR, Registry and so on.
A surprisingly powerful Data Recovery module can restore anything from individual files to lost partitions.
"Disk Image & Clone" is a complete disk manager which supports image backup/ restore, disk cloning, basic partition management and secure disk wiping. There's also VHD support, boot sector/ MBR/ partition table backup and recovery, disk signature fixing, a sector editor, and more.
Despite this being the free Home Edition, it's surprisingly unrestricted. It doesn't support Windows Server; it can't fix boot issues due to missing system files ("ntldr is missing" etc); it doesn't support file recovery on HFS+; it can't reset Windows AD Domain controller passwords; and of course it's for home (non-commercial) use only.
If you need any of those after all, check out the Professional ($27.95), Server ($99.49) or Unlimited ($199.29) editions here.
◾There is support for Windows 10.
◾The user can install fully functioning Windows 8/8.1/10 onto a USB disk without effecting the current setup or data.
◾Recovery is now possible for the Windows 8/8.1 OEM product key from BIOS.
◾Lazesoft BCD Doctor has been added.
◾A new Start Menu has been added on the boot disk.
◾A report can be generated by just one click during Windows Recovery.
◾The pagefile.sys, hiberfil.sys, swapfile.sys files are skipped when backing up the system disk/volume to a file.
◾The Lazesoft Media Builder has several enhancements.