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    What are the best Gandalf’s Windows 10PE alternatives?

    Gandalf’s Windows 10PE is described as 'bootable CD that contains a load of useful tools you can make use of in a variety of situations like analyzing, recovering and fixing your computer even if the primary operating system can not be booted' and is a File Recovery Tool in the OS & Utilities category. There are seven alternatives to Gandalf’s Windows 10PE for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Easy2Boot, RMPrepUSB and Ventoy. Most alternatives are File , Partition Managers and Hard Disk Recovery Tools. The best alternative is MediCat USB, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Gandalf’s Windows 10PE are Hiren’s BootCD (Free Personal), Hiren’s BootCD PE (Free), Ultimate Boot CD (Free) and All in One – System Rescue Toolkit (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 22, 2022

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Easy2Boot
      • RMPrepUSB
      • Ventoy
      • UNetbootin
      • YUMI
      • Rufus
      • ImageUSB
      • Universal USB Installer
      MediCat USB is a complete multiboot solution for modern computers. MediCat USB is geared towards modern hardware, and is now a rolling-release. It gets about 1 or 2 updates each month. It is based on Ventoy by longpanda on github:...
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      Most users think MediCat USB is a great alternative to Gandalf’s Windows 10PE.
    1. **Not to be confused** with the newer [Hiren’s BootCD PE](https://alternativeto.


    2. Hiren’s BootCD PE (Preinstallation Environment) is a restored edition of Hiren’s BootCD based on Windows 10 PE x64. PE version is being developed by Hiren’s BootCD fans. it supports UEFI booting and requires minimum 2 GB RAM.
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    3. The last Boot CD you'll ever need. You need the Ultimate Boot CD if you want to:
    4. From the site: "I have been a field service technician for many years, which means that I am out on my own fixing computers on-site and don’t always have the support of a shop or colleagues to help.

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    5. Trinity Rescue Kit or TRK is a free live Linux distribution that aims specifically at recovery and repair operations on Windows machines, but is equally usable for Linux recovery issues. Since version 3.
    6. DLC Boot 2019 is a rescue disk that is used as a Recovery CD. The point is that if you are having problems such as Windows can not boot, missing MBR, want to format the hard drive, remove viruses and so on, you can simply use the DLC Boot 2019 to resolve the issue.

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