Lazesoft Recovery Suite 4.0 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 ($94.99) or Unlimited ($199.29) editions here.

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A solid set of recovery tools, with real depth, and none of the annoying restrictions you often see with commercial recovery products.