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Old 06-30-2012, 09:35 PM
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Hi All

Ive been using UBCD4Win for ages and just got the latest version but I was hoping that there were new tools like that available that I might not know about.
Any suggestions?

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I use hirens boot cd on a usb drive. Fast and effective

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Old 07-02-2012, 09:09 AM
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I use SARDU to make a DVD and USB pendrive. The pendrive also has useful utilities to use either in a PE environment or desktop of a client's machine.
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UBUNTU, very stable, runs off the CDROM.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:37 PM
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im surprised no one mentioned this but you should definitely check out a tool called winbuilder and start browsing the forums at reboot.pro winbuilder is a great tool that helps you easily create bootable winpe environments that can be loaded from usb, cd or pxe. it has tons of already preconfigured scripts to add tools, and the documentation is pretty easy to understand so you can create your own plugins/scripts. you will need to download the latest waik (windows automated install kit) first, which is free from microsoft. winbuilder will then also let you add boot entries to the list too. my personal one contains a bunch of networking scripts, the MsDART tools, passmark burnintest, and gimagex (i use it to pxe boot and image machines over the network) as well as entries for seagate seatools, hitachi dft, memtest86, and vmtce. ubcd4win is so outdated and the out of the box driver support pales in comparison to winpe 3.1 based stuff (uses the win7 driver repository). even after you boot up the machine and you can't access the hdd (e.x. some weird kind of raid setup, you can download the drivers from the mfgr site for win7 and put them on usb, plug it back into the machine and install and scan again for the hardware.

definitely check out reboot.pro
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Hirens went legit with the latest versions afaik...
Almost. When I last looked a few weeks ago, there were at least 3 commercial versions in the mix still.
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