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A Powerful PC System Recovery Tool

Windows Boot Genius by Tenorshare is a utility software that allows you to make a boot CD, DVD, or USB flash drive that can fix all your Windows boot problems. It’s a multifunctional system recovery software that you can use to backup and restore your Windows operating system, hard disk, and partitions. It also offers tools to recover lost or deleted data, such as Windows local and domain passwords, Microsoft product keys, and others. Whether your system crashed or you accidentally delete your files, this app can help you recover it.

Booting Up is Easy

There are various ways in which your PC can crash and make you panic. From the popular Blue Screen of Death to screen freezes, it can be mightily frustrating to try and revive your system when you can’t even launch any commands on it. For this, manual reboots are mostly the answer, but it will depend entirely on how well you do it. One method is using disks or flash drives containing a bootable ISO image to boot up your computer—and this is essentially Windows Boot Genius’ main job. You’ll need to use a blank CD, DVD, or flash drive to be able to burn the necessary files into it and use it later as a boot device. Once you’ve finished burning it, just follow the detailed instructions available in the program to configure your system to accept your new boot device. You’ll now be able to use it any time your PC can’t start properly. It’ll display a list of various tools for you to choose from, regarding your situation.

Recovery is Easy, Too

Windows Boot Genius doesn’t stop on just booting up your system. It also allows you to recover and reset your Windows passwords when they’re lost or forgotten. It can even retrieve lost product keys. As long as your boot device is alright and working fine, you can start the recovery process. Simply load the disk or flash drive to take you to the tools menu and choose which of the four categories you need to use: Windows Rescue, Password & Key Recovery, Data Recovery, and Disk Tools. In this case, you need to choose Password & Key Recovery, and all you have to do is follow its instructions to start the process. This feature is particularly handy if you’re a heavy user of licensed Microsoft programs or are prone to losing your passwords.

Save Your Data

The worst part about computers not booting up is when your data can’t be retrieved or have been corrupted in some way. This is usually the worst-case scenario, especially if you don’t habitually back up your files and happen to have some important work or files on your PC. Windows has a default system recovery feature, but even that can fail. However, Windows Boot Genius can come to the rescue again with its Data Recovery feature that you’ll get on your boot device. With it, you can easily recover deleted documents, archives, photos, videos, and other files. May it be because of crashed Windows system, formatted hard drive, and corrupted or lost partition tables. It doesn’t matter what caused it to be lost in the first place—whether it was a virus attack or the dreaded blue screen. Your bootable ISO image can take care of it.

A True Hero

For its hefty price, Windows Boot Genius doesn’t disappoint at all. It’s a handy and powerful tool and really makes you feel like that price was all worth it for the sake of your saved computer. It’s optimized to help you from recovering your PC and is a highly recommended software.

PROS

  • Easy to use
  • Extensive instructions
  • Can handle any boot-up problems
  • Can recover lost data

CONS

  • You need to take care of your boot disk or flash drive
  • Periodic backups required for data recovery
  • Permanent Data Wipe feature is really permanent
  • Doesn’t work with discontinued Windows versions

Program available in other languages


Windows Boot Genius

  • Trial version
  • In English
  • V 3.0.0.1
  • 3.4
  • (80)

User reviews about Windows Boot Genius

  • Dave Bliss

    by Dave Bliss

    No mouse support on ASUS X541U laptop, makes software unseable. A stupid lack of support with no reply or fix offered by the company. Cannot see how this can be sold like this? I wasted 60 Euros or more buying it.


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