Easy Recovery Essentials (EasyRE) for Windows is a system repair and recovery CD, designed to automatically find and fix problems with your Windows PC. EasyRE is a bootable CD - you don’t run it from within Windows; instead, you burn a downloadable file (ISO image) onto a CD, 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.

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Getting Started

To use EasyRE, the first thing you will need

  • A working PC or Mac with an internet connection
  • A copy of EasyRE for Windows (available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8)
  • A blank CD, DVD, or USB

Getting EasyRE

You will need to obtain a copy of EasyRE before anything else. On a working computer (it doesn’t matter if it’s Windows, Mac, or Linux), go to http://neosmart.net/EasyRE/ and download a copy of the correct system recovery CD for the computer that is not working. 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.

After selecting the correct version of EasyRE for your recovery need, you will be taken to the checkout page where you can choose to pay with your credit card, PayPal, or Google Checkout account. Once payment is complete, you will be taken to the download page, where you’ll see a link you can use to download EasyRE for Windows. If you are not automatically taken to the download page, check your email for a download link.

Burning EasyRE to a CD, DVD, or USB

EasyRE can be used with a blank 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. 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.

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.

Using EasyRE to recover your PC

EasyRE has a number of recovery options, including both automated and manual repair tools. You can read more on how to use EasyRE to fix your PC.

EasyRE Recovery Basics