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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Pell City, Alabama 35125
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       28 Apr 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Recovery CD Free Download Question


    I was on my Laptop, and I went online and I found this article. It says that there is a Recovery CD that is free to download for Windows 10.

    Here is the link. https://neosmart.net/blog/2015/windo...Smart+Files%29

    Is this for the finished version of Windows 10 as well?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       28 Apr 2015 #2

    It was tested on Build 9926. But I assume they will eventually test it on the final version and fix it accordingly.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 322
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       28 Apr 2015 #3

    Old saying:
    "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is".

    I've seen ad's for such things on TV, and every one of them is a SCAM.
    The download is FREE, just as it says, but then after the program has determined that you have several thousand problems on your PC, you must "Register" to get them fixed, and the registration can cost you anywhere from $39.95 up to ?????

    Thanks, but I'll pass.

    TechnoMage (35 years a computer tech)
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 230
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       29 Apr 2015 #4

    NeoSmart used to make good tools for WIndows, and they were free.
    They then switched to selling things and I haven't used their stuff since.

    The link is interesting, and it may work with the release version of Win10 - but only time will tell.
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  5. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 4
    FreeBSD
       21 May 2015 #5

    TechnoMage said: View Post
    Old saying:
    "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is".

    I've seen ad's for such things on TV, and every one of them is a SCAM.
    The download is FREE, just as it says, but then after the program has determined that you have several thousand problems on your PC, you must "Register" to get them fixed, and the registration can cost you anywhere from $39.95 up to ?????

    Thanks, but I'll pass.

    TechnoMage (35 years a computer tech)
    I know what you mean - that's certainly par for the course for much of that type of software. But this isn't like that, EasyRE is paid up-front (no sleazy demo or trial) and the Windows 10 one is free only for a limited time (while Windows 10 is in beta). So in general, EasyRE isn't freeware, but it's not "sleaze-ware" either.

    (I know this thread is a couple of weeks old - sorry!)
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  6. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 262
    windows 10 pro x64 stable build
       08 Jul 2015 #6

    I downloaded the iso and loaded it on my flash drive.
    I don't see how they could charge me any money at this point. It's not one of those programs that lock functionality until you pay.
    It boots up fine and seems loaded with useful options, providing ways to repair the boot, gives you command line, and a browser, and other stuff. The interface is helpful and friendly, like the kind of thing you usually have to pay for.
    My own uneducated guess is that the boot mechanism for windows 10 is not going to change significantly between now and whenever, unless the manufacturers of mobos cook up something post-UEFI, so it should remain a useful tool for the near future.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,604
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       08 Jul 2015 #7

    Aomei has a tool called PE Builder..

    That recovery software is a customized version of WinPE

    Actually most boot disks are customized versions of WinPE - Macrium is another example

    you can create a windows 10 OS recovery disk by going into control panel - recovery - create a recovery drive
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  8. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 262
    windows 10 pro x64 stable build
       08 Jul 2015 #8

    Kyhi said: View Post
    Aomei has a tool called PE Builder..

    That recovery software is a customized version of WinPE

    Actually most boot disks are customized versions of WinPE - Macrium is another example

    you can create a windows 10 OS recovery disk by going into control panel - recovery - create a recovery drive
    I have found the windows recovery media to be kind of limited when it comes to fixing boot problems.
    I have had cases where the windows CD couldn't do it, but macrium saved the day.
    this neosoft tool has more to offer than even macrium.
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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,604
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       08 Jul 2015 #9

    Macrium is an imaging program - nothing more then backup software..

    The windows CD uses windows tools and a command line prompt

    here is my custom version of WinPE > Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online.
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  10. Joined : Jun 2015
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    windows 10 pro x64 stable build
       08 Jul 2015 #10

    Kyhi said: View Post
    Macrium is an imaging program - nothing more then backup software..

    The windows CD uses windows tools and a command line prompt
    right, but they threw into their recovery media a section for solving boot problems, and it is more robust than the windows equivalent.
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