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    Hiren’s BootCD PE Alternatives

    Hiren’s BootCD PE is described as '(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' and is a File Recovery Tool in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Hiren’s BootCD PE for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and Linux Mint. The best alternative is MediCat USB, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hiren’s BootCD PE are Hiren’s BootCD (Free Personal), Ultimate Boot CD (Free), DiskGenius (Freemium) and SystemRescue (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 28, 2021

      • 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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    1. **Not to be confused** with the newer [Hiren’s BootCD PE](https://alternativeto.


    2. The last Boot CD you'll ever need. You need the Ultimate Boot CD if you want to:
    3. DiskGenius, previously PartitionGuru, is full-featured partition manager, which is designed to optimize disk usage for Windows users. Feature: #- Data and Partitions Recovery. #- Manage Hard Drive: * Resize / Split Partition. * One-click partition a hard drive.
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    4. SystemRescue is a Linux system rescue toolkit available as a bootable medium for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions.
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    5. Gandalf’s Windows 10PE is a 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      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 guide you through your rescue tasks.
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    6. 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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      Download reportedly includes a cryptominer and VirusTotal seem to corroborate that. See https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/48d8212a2e7df3fc882eef5a222899c4c8a0dbcab110d29a4eece0f12a903bf0/detection

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    7. Grml provides an excellent selection of software packages for installation, deployment and system rescue. You'll get sysadmin's favourite tools.
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    8. 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.
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