Hiren's Boot CD alternative - your suggestions

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by MonarchX, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    Is there an AIO Boot tool that would have similar functions as Hiren's Boot CD, but more modern..? For example I tweak and disable services, driver services, tasks, etc. and once in a while disabling something causes my OS to be unbootable, even Safe-Mode unbootable. Of course I can easily restore my Acronis True Image 2017 disk backup, but I would have to re-do a lot of good functional tweaks and etc. I would rather have a bootable USB that would let me, for example, re-enable a driver that caused the OS not to boot. I would also like some good disk scanner & tester, file browser, pretty much stuff similar on Hiren's Boot CD. It does not have to be free, but I would prefer it to be free of course...
     
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  2. LostED

    LostED MDL MIRROR Hardlink

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    Sergei Strelec
     
  3. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    completly agree with LostED I tried sergei strelec tools, very usefull for IT people :)
     
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  4. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Yes but illegal :D
     
  5. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    who cares? :cool:
     
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  6. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    The mods :D
     
  7. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Make WinPE with all tools you need. Majority will be freeware anyway...
     
  8. Zot

    Zot MDL Novice

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    I also use Sergei Strelec's WinPE. I could use some free tool like AOMEI PE Builder to make my own PE basic disk but
    it will be never as good as his. I just do not have enough knowledge.
    Only FOSS WinPE ? hahaha
     
  9. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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  10. VDev

    VDev MDL Junior Member

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    i use a combination of HBCD,UBCD,F4UBCD and of course Segei Strelec Win 8/10 PE. Well HBCD and others are suitable for non EFI system and Sergei for EFI and modern hardware like NVMe, Skylake etc
     
  11. Korvar

    Korvar MDL Novice

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    I wasn't aware of the Sergei Strelec tools as Hiren's Boot CD has been adequate thus far. I agree with VDev that the Strelec tools seem to be better adapted for modern hardware.

    Either of these can be supplemented with PortableApps to expand the choice of apps/utilities available.
     
  12. tehhunter

    tehhunter MDL Novice

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    Thank you LostED you are always the best helping people
     
  13. edministrator

    edministrator MDL Novice

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    I recommend looking into UBP Boot
     
  14. crashnburn

    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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    Wow! Lovin it - Anyone compare Sergei with UBP?
     
  15. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    #15 coleoptere2007, Apr 17, 2017
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    Look at (Link Removed Warez) all is described :)
     
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  16. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    @urie Sorry for this, I apologize :)
     
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  17. crashnburn

    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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    I've downloaded Sergei and Google UBP also, just wanted know from people who have both, how they compare/ are different / similar.
     
  18. kaz71

    kaz71 MDL Novice

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    You can search for MediCat DVD.
    I don't post any link, I don't know if it respect forum rules.
     
  19. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Thank you! This project seems awesome, really.
     
  20. crashnburn

    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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    Which one of these (ones on Sergey's iso) can Image/ Backup despite an Errorneous files/disk on Hard Drive for backup with ability to move forward/ ignore if any issues found?

    There's PHDM, Macrium, Acronis etc etc. so many..