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 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees 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...

    Free 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

  • 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 Open Source 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) * Helpful (Boot-Info summary to get...

    Free Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

  • 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...

    Free 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.

    Free 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.

Hiren's BootCD Comments

Outdated and discontinued.

Comment by jayrojones
about Hiren's BootCD · Mar 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

Originally made for fixing Wndows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, Hiren's Boot CD has been replaced by my project, the MediCat DVD.

For password reset, UUkeys Windows Password Recovery is a much better tool. It has a clean GUI and super user friendly. Here is a tutorial on how to reset Windows 10 password. As you can see, it is much easy to go with.


discontinued but still use

Comment by Kagerjay
about Hiren's BootCD · Jul 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

very useful when I still have to debug my PC and half the things on my PC don't work and need diagnosing (MEMTEST, etc)


built-in password reset tool

Comment by Riva0
about Hiren's BootCD · Jun 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

The built-in password reset tool in Hiren's BootCD is out of date. It doesn't work with Windows 10. When I forgot Windows 10 password, I have to use pcunlocker, ophcrack or kon-boot.


i used iseepassword.

Comment by maikaouly
about Hiren's BootCD · Jul 2016 · Helpful Not helpful

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