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

  • FalconFour's Ultimate Boot CD icon

    FalconFour's Ultimate Boot CD Discontinued

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

    Free Windows Self-Hosted

    • 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 1/8/2016
  • SystemRescueCd icon


    SystemRescueCd is a Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system...

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

  • Ultimate Boot CD icon

    Ultimate Boot CD

    The last Boot CD you'll ever need. You need the Ultimate Boot CD if you want to: Run floppy-based diagnostic tools from...

    Free Windows Linux

  • 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) ...

    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...

    Free Windows

  • Active@ Data Studio icon

    Active@ Data Studio

    Active@ Data Studio (Live CD) contains a set of both desktop applications and a bootable image for booting up any system into a DOS or...

    Freemium Windows

  • 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....

    Open Source Self-Hosted

  • 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...

    Free Windows Linux

  • UBCD4Win  icon

    UBCD4Win Discontinued

    "UBCD4Win is a bootable recovery CD that contains software used for repairing, restoring, or diagnosing almost any computer...

    Free Windows

  • ALT Linux icon

    ALT Linux

    ALT Linux is a set of RPM-based operating systems built on top of the Linux kernel and Sisyphus packages repository

    Open Source Linux

  • Anvi Rescue Disk icon

    Anvi Rescue Disk

    Anvi Rescue Disk was designed to be used when standard antivirus software fail to detect and clean various computer infections...

    Free Windows

  • Grml icon


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

    Open Source Linux

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  • PartitionGuru icon


    Free version is not able to convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk. PartitionGuru can recognize dynamic disks and operate them just as...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Finnix icon


    Finnix is a small, self-contained, bootable Linux CD distribution for system administrators, based on...

    Open Source Linux

  • D7II icon


    d7II is a professional PC technician’s multi-tool designed for automation in diagnostic, Windows repair, and malware removal...

    Commercial Windows

  • Hoek's Tools icon

    Hoek's Tools Discontinued

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

    Free Windows

  • Lazesoft Recovery Suite icon

    Lazesoft Recovery Suite

    Lazesoft Recovery Suite is a very easy to use ALL-IN-ONE boot disk that repair your crashed Windows, recover data from deleted...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • BootMed icon


    The BootMed Live CD is an Ubuntu Remix for those new to Linux. It's main goal is to help the average Windows user to recover a...

    Freemium Windows Linux

  • Gandalf’s Windows 10PE icon

    Gandalf’s Windows 10PE

    A completely free bootable CD that contains a load of useful tools you can make use of in a variety of situations like analyzing...

    Free Windows

Hiren's BootCD Comments

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.