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ccoaston
12-30-2011, 07:29 PM
I love this Dvd for any tech and its all free! http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

Xander
12-30-2011, 07:37 PM
Hiren's is not exactly news to the tech community. Do a search of the forums and you'll find some lively discussions on its legality. It was originally pretty much nothing but pirated software and Hiren has been (slowly) cleaning up his act.

If you'll look at the current version you're recommending, there are at least two pirated softwares on the list. One can say "Just don't use those" but being in possession of pirated software of any type can have consequences for a business and a lot of techs won't touch Hirens because of that. When one can get the free softwares in an, albeit, less convenient individual-but-risk-free manner, one might be wiser to do so.

Rosco
12-31-2011, 12:23 AM
i used winbuilder to create a live cd... works great!! Hirens is great too... i use
it limitedly.

Mr.Mike
12-31-2011, 12:27 AM
I would recommend you use UBCD4Win instead.

dbdawn
12-31-2011, 12:54 AM
I would recommend you use UBCD4Win instead.

I tried to use a UBCD4Win disk in the past but it was so slow. Now I just use a custom WinPE.

houstonpcrepair
12-31-2011, 01:10 AM
Hirens is one of my most used tools. Im still using 12 though. I tried 13 an didn't like. I will burn 15 and try it out.

AlaDes
12-31-2011, 03:00 AM
I have used Hiren's CD many times for password resets, which is pretty much all I've used it for. Although I am a Technet subscriber and get all of Microsoft's apps, I find ERD extremely slow to load in order to do a simple password reset.


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16k_zx81
12-31-2011, 06:40 AM
I have used Hiren's CD many times for password resets, which is pretty much all I've used it for. Although I am a Technet subscriber and get all of Microsoft's apps, I find ERD extremely slow to load in order to do a simple password reset.
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I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.724323,-77.448167

Ever tried Konboot? - its a lot quicker :) also it wont bork encrypted files which is a risk with password changes/resets

mason
12-31-2011, 03:56 PM
i love using hirens but i use the 12.0 version because of the active password is no longer on the new ones.

AlaDes
12-31-2011, 06:16 PM
Ever tried Konboot? - its a lot quicker :) also it wont bork encrypted files which is a risk with password changes/resets

Actually, I've read up on it a little bit but have never used it. I'm pretty much like most of the other techs on here and prefer not to use illegal/pirated software. I may give it a try later this evening. One question though...It doesn't reset the password but just bypasses it, correct?


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I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.934946,-78.097734

iisjman07
12-31-2011, 07:31 PM
It doesn't reset the password but just bypasses it, correct?


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I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.934946,-78.097734

Yes that's correct. You boot from the cd, it'll show it's splash screen, then Windows will load normally and when you get to the login screen, you can enter any password (or leave it blank) and the user will be logged in.

ArtemusComputerTechnology
12-31-2011, 09:24 PM
I use hirens and winbuilder too. Love it

youngwun0
01-14-2012, 06:11 PM
I had been updating my computer repair disc' collection just a few days ago and noticed i had hirens boot cd v7 (maybe 5) which i think i had burned back in 2007 so i decided to burn myself a new updated version and try it out and wow! I mean i have been using UBCD4WIN for years now and to me it is slow and doesn't really suite me doesn't have as updated software as i'd like to have and it would BSOD on ALOT of computers at bootup.

The new hiren was great! very up to date great software collection by default and the mini windows is awesome makes me feel right at home and free! i can plug and unplug usb devices while in the mini windows and i was also able to run it on my lenovo laptop that i was not able to run UBCD4WIN on because it would BSOD me. I also keep ubuntu around and find it to be OK but mainly just for data transfer in bulk.