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Windows 7: Boot CD?

17 Jun 2011   #1
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Boot CD?

Was given this link by a friend and was wondering if anyone has used it and how did you like its performance.
Hiren's BootCD 14.0 - All in one Bootable CD www.hiren.info

This may be in wrong Thread but CD contains fixes for a little of everything


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17 Jun 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Hiren Boot CD is a pretty useful thing, it has all these utilities for fixing myriad problems. Problem with Hiren always was, they used to bundle pirated apps so if you used it, you were effectively pirating. But I believe they've cleaned up now and version 14 include only freeware. Although there are "restore" versions elsewhere on the web which go back to the bad ways, so be careful where you download from.

They keep releasing new versions often. But naturally the AVs wouldnt be updated once you've burnt a disk.

Personally I've never needed to use anything more than the good old system repair disk and free MBAM and maybe free partition wizard for crisis management, for which I dont need Hiren.
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17 Jun 2011   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

If you wish to use a universal boot CD take a look at Ultimate Boot CD - Overview which has never had the "issues" of Hiren's
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17 Jun 2011   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I put this thread up as I have spent numerous hours on my son and daughter in law's computer(Windows XP Media Center 2005)
They seem to have an attraction for Windows Recovery virus which immediately runs a scan and issues a report of all their computer problems. The catch is one has to pay for the downloaded fix.
They don't have any recovery discs and it pretty much hides all the programs once your run SAS and MBAM.
Running sfc /scannow runs to a certain point then asks for SP3 CD which they don't have.

It is now a clean system and was wondering if the hirens would be ok to use.
Any and all help will be appreciated.
Dennis

Thanks Bill2 and Barman as I will look into those options.
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17 Jun 2011   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

my anti virus kicked this out in the past ,never used it
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17 Jun 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
If you wish to use a universal boot CD take a look at Ultimate Boot CD - Overview which has never had the "issues" of Hiren's

Are the XP files still needed to actually create the bootable disk, like they were when last I used this?
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17 Jun 2011   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Ted,

The link I gave was for the Linux based one but there is still a separate project that uses XP files to run a windows environment, for obvious reasons I would not recommend that one
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17 Jun 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Hi Ted,

The link I gave was for the Linux based one but there is still a separate project that uses XP files to run a windows environment, for obvious reasons I would not recommend that one

Hello Nigel.


I should have realized that, thanks mate.
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17 Jun 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
I put this thread up as I have spent numerous hours on my son and daughter in law's computer(Windows XP Media Center 2005)
They seem to have an attraction for Windows Recovery virus which immediately runs a scan and issues a report of all their computer problems. The catch is one has to pay for the downloaded fix.
They don't have any recovery discs and it pretty much hides all the programs once your run SAS and MBAM.
Running sfc /scannow runs to a certain point then asks for SP3 CD which they don't have.

It is now a clean system and was wondering if the hirens would be ok to use.
Any and all help will be appreciated.
Dennis

Thanks Bill2 and Barman as I will look into those options.
Would it not be best if they made frequent images to set back when they are under attack. I have used Macrium everal times on friends XP systems and it works flawlessly.

I would also move the user data to a seperate partition. That speeds up the imaging of the XP partition and provides additional protection for the data.
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17 Jun 2011   #10
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Was given this link by a friend and was wondering if anyone has used it and how did you like its performance.
Hiren's BootCD 14.0 - All in one Bootable CD www.hiren.info

This may be in wrong Thread but CD contains fixes for a little of everything
I think it is an excellent program. I keep the latest on my utility USB - I just update the latest HBCD folder on the USB for the latest version.
It has DOS, Linux and a Mini XP environments. From the Mini XP environment you can run any windows 32 bit standalone exes. It also has the current Macrium pe environment.

Sure I keep other utilities on the USB but I always have Hirens.

PS: I haven't noticed any dodgy/pirate stuff.
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