All in One Bootable CD covering all maintenance purposes, most importantly rescue disc purposes. The newest Windows 10 PE x64 version includes the latest updated free tools used in Hiren’s BootCD, supports UEFI booting and requires minimum 2 GB RAM. It can be booted from USB drives.
There is also a DVD that can be bought on Amazon.
It is also possible to combine multiple rescue disks using YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Completely free
Hiren's Boot CD is completely free, always has been and always will be.
Pro Hiren Boot PE
It is the latest.
Pro Extremely popular
Hiren's Boot CD is very popular. Anyone who has ever worked in support or system administration probably has used it at least once.
Because of this, it's extremely easy to find guides and tutorials on how to use it, or if a tutorial does not explain everything, chances are that you can find someone to help you with it.
Pro That PE was the only IT tool of every usage, made by a professional and covering all aspects of system's maintainance
Its "popularity" is not a reason to add any PRO. It has gained its popularity because of high level making. Most of that popularity was at the time it included all commercial products such as Acronis, Paragon, Symantec, etc.. It's only after version 10.4 that those apps were dropped out.
There is also no reason to qualify it in CON only because it's outdated as it was discontinued years ago.
For users that still run Win XP or Win 7 it's still relevant in most cases. You just have to realize that it was built at a time when common systems was based on x86 architecture, not x64 one.
Con Productkey hacking tool found during installation
Worth mentioning that tools on this disc can create false positives in anti-virus softwares though.
Con It's not free
Paid over 20$, it is useless, period.
Con Not a Hirens creation
Hirens did not make this. This is FAN MADE and it's kinda slimy to use Hirens name on it.