Hirens Boot CD

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  1. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    I dont see much mention of this Boot CD here. Anyone use it?

    I bring this up because I now host a mirror for them through my website and have dedicated some traffic and server space for their files. I want to make sure it is worth my time.
     
  2. Brandonn2010

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    I have it on my USB for repairing computers, but I don't think there are new versions of it too often, so I only needed to download it once and I'm good for months.
     
  3. stapp

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    It's a great cd to have and contains so many things which are useful.
     
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    I've used it since version 9 for system backup and restore.
    As previously mentioned, lots of applications that can be used without being installed.
    My main purpose for using HBCD has been for Macrium Reflect.

    Earlier versions contained copyrighted software which made it something of a Warez depot.
    I believe the most recent version (? 15.1 ?) still contains a few copyrighted applications, but nowhere as many as a couple of years ago.
     
  5. treehouse786

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    it is a very useful boot disk, i use it for all sorts of different problems.

    the latest version is 15.2 and has no illegal software on it, there are a few commercial software's on it but they require a valid key.

    the miniXP feature is one of the easiest ways i know to get into a WinPE environment. download iso, burn or copy to USB and poof your in
     
  6. andyman35

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    I think Hirens suffers because of it's somewhat shady past,in fact it's an extremely useful resource.Since UBCD4Win stopped development,it's in a class of its own.
     
  7. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    They now use open source and free ware last I heard.
     
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    Yeah it used to be made for the warez scene, not sure anymore.
     
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