Most of the time I can fix a computer in front of me without spending a lot of time on it, thanks to the priceless third party tools that I always have it with me. When I am faced with a Windows computer that cannot be booted up, the only solution is to use a boot CD to get in and check what went wrong. Recently I got to know about Wondershare LiveBoot 2012 from the freebies section in forum posted by Murphy. From the name of the software, “LiveBoot” sounds like it has something to do with booting up the computer and I decided to check on what can this software do.
The main page of Wondershare LiveBoot says that it can “rapidly rescue you from any imaginable PC crash disaster with a boot CD”. It uses Microsoft WinPE 3.0 technology to boot in to any bootable or unbootable computer and then provide you with 40+ utilities that can help you fix computer boot up problems, recover deleted data, clone hard drive, recover Windows & Office CD-Key and even resetting Windows administrator password! Wondershare LiveBoot 2012 normally cost $59.95 but here is a trick on how to obtain a legitimate license for free.
Here is how to get your free Wondershare LiveBoot 2012 registration code.
2. Enter 5fc4d-fygwj-8zpyg-pyj9f-4zxip in the Aktivierungscode box, your name and a valid email address at the appropriate boxes.
3. Check your email and you should instantly receive an email from Wondershare <firstname.lastname@example.org> with the subject “Ihre Anfrage bei wondershare.de”. Note down the licensed e-mail and registration code.
4. Download the LiveBoot downloader (liveboot-downloader.exe) and run it to download the latest version of LiveBoot 2012 installer (liveboot_full823.exe).
5. Run liveboot_full823.exe to install Wondershare LiveBoot. During the installation, you will need to register the software by entering the licensed-email and license code (serial number). Proceed with the installation until it completes.
The Wondershare LiveBoot 2012 Wizard is able to help you create a boot CD or USB. Click the Burn CD Now! button will automatically launch ImgBurn to attempt to burn the “Wondershare LiveBoot.iso” file. If you prefer to burn the ISO to a USB flash drive, click on the “How to create LiveBoot bootable USB drive? at the left sidebar and then click the Burn USB drive Now! button.
Once you’ve created the boot CD or USB, boot up your computer with it and select “Boot from LiveBoot” when you are at the Boot Menu. You can refer to the LiveBoot wizard on how to do that.
The first tab is Windows Recovery which is the main feature of this LiveBoot 2012. Whenever a Windows computer is unable to boot up, it can be caused by many reasons and using the wrong method to attempt to fix the problem can cause more problems. LiveBoot offers 3 crash solutions for amateur users which is boot, loading and random that has explanations to the symptoms. If you’re a more advanced user and want to fix it on your own, there are a few useful tools to recover boot file, boot sector, MBR and registry.
Recovering deleted files is possible but there are certain rules that you must follow in order to have the highest chance of recovery. Most of the time you will need to install the file recovery software on your computer and that is actually a huge risk because by doing that, you may overwrite the data that you want to recover with the file recovery software. However, performing file recovery using Wondershare Data Recovery from LiveBoot to get back accidental deleted files is much better since it doesn’t boot from hard disk and doesn’t write anything to the drive. Hence you won’t risk your files being overwritten by something else.
The Disk Management tools provides you with software to clone your hard drive or partition which is useful when you want to migrate to a bigger hard drive. Partition Genius allows you to recover, resize, delete, format, copy, change label/drive letter and check the partitions on your hard drive. You can also completely wipe the hard drive’s data to prevent from data recovery software recovering confidential files from your computer. Finally the backup data and restore allows you to create an image of your hard drive.
From the Password & Key Finder tab, you can reset the password for any account in Windows, recover both Windows and Office CD Key/serial number/product key.
Wondershare LiveBoot 2012 is a must have software for everyone whether you are an experienced tech person or a newbie. Even though you may not need to use it today, keeping a copy of the Boot CD will save you from unbootable Windows headaches in future.