Alternatives to Hiren's BootCD for all platforms with any license



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  • FalconFour's Ultimate Boot CD icon

    FalconFour's Ultimate Boot CD

    F4UBCD, FalconFour's Ultimate Boot CD, will be the last Boot CD you'll ever need. Based of off Hiren's 13.0 Rebuilt, this BootCD includes extra features...

    Free Windows Self-Hosted

    • Discontinued FalconFour seems to be abandoned, no more updates since 2013.
    • Maybe is discontinued but is very very useful for many many years more!!! HirensBootCD for example is discontinued 4-5 years now and still his tools are all good enough for the jobs. Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • SystemRescueCd icon


    SystemRescueCd is a Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. It aims to...

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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  • MediCat DVD icon

    MediCat DVD

    FAQs: "Can I run the PortableApps on my current PC without MediCat?" Yes, just mount the MediCat DVD or USB, and open Start.exe to launch the platform. These...

    Free Windows Linux Easy2Boot RMPrepUSB UNetbootin ... YUMI Rufus Universal USB Installer

  • Boot Repair Disk icon

    Boot Repair Disk

    A simple tool to recover access to your Operating Systems. * Easy-to-use (repair in 1 click ! ) * Free (GPL open-source license) * Helpful (Boot-Info summary to get...

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

  • Knoppix icon


    Knoppix is an operating system based on Debian designed to be run directly from a CD / DVD (Live CD) or a USB key (Live USB), one of the first of its kind for any...

    Free Linux

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  • Rescatux icon


    Rescatux is a GNU/Linux rescue cd (and eventually also Windows) but it is not like other rescue disks. Rescatux comes with Rescapp. Rescapp is a nice wizard that will...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • Grml icon


    Bootable live system (Live-CD) based on Debian especially well suited for administrative tasks like installation, deployment and system rescue.

    Open Source Linux

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  • UBCD4Win  icon


    "UBCD4Win is a bootable recovery CD that contains software used for repairing, restoring, or diagnosing almost any computer problem. Our goal is to be the most...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Ben has no interest in continuing the project. The forums have been down for months.
  • Hoek's Tools icon

    Hoek's Tools

    Hoek’s Tools is a vast collection of portable utilities for the management, diagnosis and repairing of computer problems, recover lost or deleted files or cracking...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The project is no longer updated and a download is no longer provided on the official website, but you can still download last version, 0.1.001, released on April 20, 2013. See the link to the setup file in the comments.

Hiren's BootCD Comments

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Positive Comment by brunoicq
about Hiren's BootCD May 2017 is the best alternative to Hirens boot in my opinion.


i used iseepassword.

Comment by maikaouly
about Hiren's BootCD Jul 2016

i created a boot disk with USB not CD, and iSeePassword windows password recovery tool would be helpful.


Outdated and discontinued.

Comment by jayrojones
about Hiren's BootCD Mar 2016

Originally made for fixing Wndows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, Hiren's Boot CD has been replaced by my project, the MediCat DVD.



Positive Comment by martyfox
about Hiren's BootCD Mar 2016

Hiren's has saved my bacon endless number of times. I used to do a lot of software testing on my PC (moved on to testing in virtual machines) and would get into a lot of problems undoing the damages. Although discontinued, it is highly recommended for any mess up you might encounter on Windows, even if you are not into too much messing around with your PC. Viruses, adware, bad turn offs, all can cause your PC to go down when you least expect it.


Definitely Useful Software!

Positive Comment by harveyV
about Hiren's BootCD Apr 2013

Always manage to aid me during recovery of my PC and made it quicker and easier.