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    Hiren’s BootCD Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Hiren’s BootCD for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is MediCat USB, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Hiren’s BootCD and 15 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Hiren’s BootCD are Ultimate Boot CD (Free), Hiren’s BootCD PE (Free), Gandalf’s Windows 10PE (Paid) and All in One – System Rescue Toolkit (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 28, 2021
    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
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    1. A highly-customizable multiboot USB stick for modern PC Repair. Supports both Legacy BIOS and UEFI. Based on Ventoy.
      MediCat USB vs Hiren’s BootCD opinions
      Almost everyone thinks MediCat USB is a great alternative to Hiren’s BootCD.
      SilverBull34 More complete, versatile and updated to the time this was written
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      good tools, boot usb (dvd)
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    2. Live/Bootable CD with network support containing tools for file and system recovery, virus scans and more.
      Most users think Ultimate Boot CD is a great alternative to Hiren’s BootCD.

    3. 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.
      Hiren’s BootCD PE vs Hiren’s BootCD opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Hiren’s BootCD PE is a great alternative to Hiren’s BootCD.
      It is a “renewed” version of the old tool based on an updated version of Windows PE (based on Windows 10) and comes with many tools. However it does not contain ‘every’ option from the old one, the linux encironment is missing for example. It has worked wonderfully in the vast majority of systems I have booted it to.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    4. 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.
      Almost everyone thinks Gandalf’s Windows 10PE is a great alternative to Hiren’s BootCD.
    5. 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.


      Download reportedly includes a cryptominer and VirusTotal seem to corroborate that. See

      All in One – System Rescue Toolkit vs Hiren’s BootCD opinions
      Almost everyone thinks All in One – System Rescue Toolkit is a great alternative to Hiren’s BootCD.
      It has an all in one toolkit running on Linux and another great tool running under windows as well. Moreover, all this stuff is up to date on May 2017 unlike HBCD !
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      Doesn't boot into Windows
      Negative comment over 4 years ago


    6. Lazesoft Recovery Suite is a very easy to use ALL-IN-ONE boot disk that repair your crashed Windows, recover data from deleted, formatted, damaged partition, clone or backup disk, reset your forgotten Windows password.
    7. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Dual-boot Repair will automatically fix boot environment of systems based on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Vista with Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7/8 as second operating system.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Linux Mint
      • Windows Preinstallation Environment
      • Kali Linux
      This is a modern alternative version to Falcon 4's Ultimate Boot CD and a alternative to Legacy GeGeek Toolkit. This had over 100+ Tools and over 3+ Bootable OSs.
    8. Ikki Boot is a multiboot live DVD/USB that aims at troubleshooting, disk partitioning, backup and data recovery.
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