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Ultimate Boot CD Alternatives

Ultimate Boot CD is described as 'Live/Bootable CD with network support containing tools for file and system recovery, virus scans and more' and is a File Recovery tool in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Ultimate Boot CD for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Linux Mint. The best alternative is MediCat USB, which is free. Other great apps like Ultimate Boot CD are Hiren’s BootCD, Hiren’s BootCD PE, Knoppix and Gandalf’s Windows 10PE.

Ultimate Boot CD alternatives are mainly File Recovery Tools but may also be Linux Distros or Operating Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Ultimate Boot CD.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
  • Linux

Live/Bootable CD with network support containing tools for file and system recovery, virus scans and more.

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  1. MediCat USB icon

    MediCat USB

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A highly-customizable multiboot USB stick for modern PC Repair. Supports both Legacy BIOS and UEFI. Based on Ventoy.

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    Almost everyone thinks MediCat USB is a great alternative to Ultimate Boot CD.
  2. Not to be confused with the newer Hiren’s BootCD PE

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    Almost everyone thinks Hiren’s BootCD is a great alternative to Ultimate Boot CD.


  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.

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  4. Knoppix icon

    Knoppix

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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 operating system. When starting a program, it is loaded from the removable medium and decompressed into a RAM drive.

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    Is not focused on a variety of diagnostic and repair tools, unlike the Ultimate Boot CD. Knoppix is an operating system Live CD which happens to have a few tools.

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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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    Trinity Rescue Kit

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    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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  7. 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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  8. Grml icon

    Grml

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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  9. USB/DVD DLC Boot 2019

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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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  10. Direction & Direction Lite icon

    Direction & Direction Lite

    • 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.

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