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Old 12-30-2011, 06:29 PM
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Default Hirens boot CD 15.0 is Awsome

I love this Dvd for any tech and its all free! http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:37 PM
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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.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:23 PM
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i used winbuilder to create a live cd... works great!! Hirens is great too... i use
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I would recommend you use UBCD4Win instead.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:54 PM
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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.
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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.
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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 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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Ever tried Konboot? - its a lot quicker also it wont bork encrypted files which is a risk with password changes/resets
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i love using hirens but i use the 12.0 version because of the active password is no longer on the new ones.
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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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