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Hiren's BootCD PE

Hiren's BootCD PE

  -  3.1 GB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    Hiren`s BootCD PE 1.0.7 LATEST

  • Review by

    Michael Reynolds

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 64 / Windows 11

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    HirensBootCD Team / External Link

  • Filename

    HBCD_PE_x64.iso

Hiren's BootCD PE (Preinstallation Environment) is a free comprehensive backup and recovery solution that can help all desktop and laptop users to quickly, easily, and securely boot their stricken PC and gain access to their hardware, local storage, and valuable personal data inside a live preinstalled Windows 10/11 environment located on a bootable USB drive.

To facilitate the easiest live boot experience, Win11 OS (updated to the almost latest public version), the package also features hundreds and hundreds of hardware accessory drivers, which can help the user to instantly get control over their PC without the need to download online drivers for various IO, network, and storage accessories on their PC.

While there are many other applications and OS distributions that can create bootable USB drives, Hiren's BootCD PE is notable because it is fully focused on providing a live OS environment that is powered by Windows 10 and Windows 11, the OS that is best known to novice PC users.

And not only that, the bootable OS is accompanied by an incredible variety of preinstalled freeware apps that can help not only in diagnostics and troubleshooting of various issues (many of them focused on storage and fixing OS issues), but also a wide array of antivirus software, productivity apps, and even multimedia applications.

To create the emergency bootable drive, users will only need to download and burn an ISO file (file size is substantial and clocks in at almost 3GB in size!). The app does not feature any UI or customization option and is instead already coming in a fully ready state. In order to transfer data from inside the ISO package to the USB stick, users will have to take advantage of any available third-party dedicated apps that can work with bootable ISO archives. To make this procedure easier, the creators of Hiren's BootCD PE have also made a small application for that purpose - ISO2USB. This micro-app can be downloaded from the official website of the app.

To start the tool, simply restart the PC and choose to boot the system directly from the USB drive. The process of getting the system up and running will then happen automatically, with the live Windows 10/Windows 11 desktop showing in mere seconds (more if the OS has to install drivers for exotic external accessories). From there, users can access a wide array of preinstalled tools, which can help them to get their local OS in order, remove viruses, fix or set up local storage issues, and access or backup their valuable personal data.

Hiren's BootCD PE is 100% FREE and can be used without restrictions on any modern version of Windows OS.

Key Features

Diverse Toolset: It boasts an impressive collection of over 100 diagnostic, recovery, and maintenance tools. These tools cover a wide range of functionalities, including disk partitioning, data recovery, antivirus scanning, system backup, and more.

Windows 11/10 Support: Unlike its predecessor, Hiren's BootCD PE is fully compatible with Windows 10 and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. This ensures that it remains relevant and effective on modern Windows platforms.

User-Friendly Interface: The software offers an intuitive and easy-to-navigate user interface that even novices can use comfortably. The menu system categorizes tools into logical sections, making it simple to find and launch the necessary utilities.

Live Mini Windows 11/10 Environment: It provides a live Mini Windows 11/10 environment, which can be booted directly from a USB drive or DVD. This environment allows users to access the included tools and troubleshoot their systems without booting into their primary Windows installation.

Portable and Bootable: It can be easily created on a USB flash drive or a bootable DVD. This portability ensures that you always have a reliable toolkit on hand for emergencies, even when the operating system is unresponsive.

Installation and Setup

Installing the tool is straightforward. Users can download the software from the official website and create a bootable USB drive or DVD using the provided instructions. No installation on the host PC is required since it runs directly from the bootable media.

How to Use
  • Create a bootable USB drive or DVD using the provided ISO file.
  • Boot your PC from the USB drive or DVD.
  • Navigate through the user-friendly interface to access the desired utility.
  • Select the tool that matches your needs, and follow the on-screen instructions to perform tasks such as disk management, data recovery, or system repair.
FAQ

Is Hiren's BootCD PE compatible with Windows 11 and 10?
Yes, Hiren's BootCD PE is fully compatible with Windows 11/10.

Can I run Hiren's BootCD PE from a USB drive?
Yes, you can create a bootable USB drive with Hiren's BootCD PE and run it directly from there.

Does Hiren's BootCD PE support both 32-bit and 64-bit systems?
Yes, it supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems.

Is Hiren's BootCD PE for PC free to use?
The tool is available as a FREE download for personal use.

Can I use Hiren's BootCD PE to recover lost data from a corrupted hard drive?
Yes, it includes data recovery tools that can help you recover lost data from a corrupted or damaged hard drive.

Pricing

The program is available for personal use at no cost.

System Requirements

Hiren's BootCD PE is designed to be lightweight and compatible with a wide range of hardware configurations. It can run on most PCs that support booting from USB drives or DVDs.

PROS
  • Comprehensive collection of over 100 diagnostic and recovery tools.
  • Compatibility with Windows 11/10 and both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
  • User-friendly interface for easy navigation.
  • Bootable from USB drive or DVD for portable troubleshooting.
  • Valuable for IT professionals and system administrators.
CONS
  • Limited support for non-Windows operating systems.
  • It's been a long time since there was an update on the official website.
Conclusion

Hiren's BootCD PE is a versatile and essential tool for anyone dealing with PC troubleshooting and maintenance. Its extensive range of utilities, compatibility with modern Windows systems, and user-friendly interface make it a top choice for diagnosing and repairing various issues. Whether you're a PC enthusiast, IT professional, or system administrator, having Hiren's BootCD PE in your toolkit can save you time and headaches when dealing with Windows-related problems.

What's new in this version:

Hiren`s BootCD PE 1.0.7
- Some bugs related to Acronis Cyber Protect and EaseUS Partition Master have been fixed
- Attribute Changer has been updated to version 11.0


Hiren`s BootCD PE 1.0.6
- The AOMEI Backupper has been upgraded to version 7.3.3. Also the issue of not recognizing the hard disk during the backup process in AOMEI Backupper has been fixed.


Hiren`s BootCD PE 1.0.5
- New NVMe, RAID and IRST related drivers have been integrated into the Windows 11 PE image
- Some bugs related to driver detection have been fixed
- New added utilities: DiskInternals Linux Reader, Paragon AppleFS for Windows, NVDA, Total Commander
- Updated utilities: Google Chrome


Hiren`s BootCD PE 1.0.4
- Some audio and graphics related bugs have been fixed
- New added utilities: Victoria, Drive Snapshot, VeraCrypt, TreeSize, IrfanView, ImageUSB, Aqua Key Test, ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver, WinSCP, Putty


Hiren`s BootCD PE 1.0.3
- Hiren’s BootCD PE core has been updated to Windows 11 Pro v10.0.22621.2428 (build 22621)
- 340 new drivers have been integrated into the Windows 11 PE image in the IO, Network and Storage categories
- Almost all utilities have been updated
- Most of the known bugs have been fixed


Hiren’s BootCD PE 1.0.2
- Hiren’s BootCD PE Windows 10 core has been updated to version 21H1 (build 19043.928).
- 195 new drivers have been integrated at the IO, Network and Storage categories.
- Almost all utilities have been updated.
- New added utilities: DMDE, ReclaiMe, PhotoRec, Unstoppable Copier, Test Disk, Crystal Disk Info, DiskGenius, EaseUS Partition Master, Macrorit Partition Expert, Eraser, VLC Media Player, McAfee Stinger, Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, Windows Login Unlocker.
- Removed utilities: Runtime (GetDataBack for FAT, GetDataBack for NTFS, GetDataBack Simple, NAS Data Recovery, RAID Reconstructor, RAID Recovery for Windows, Captain Nemo, DiskExplorer for FAT, DiskExplorer for Linux, DiskExplorer for NTFS), CCleaner, Teamviewer.


Hiren’s BootCD PE 1.0.1
- Even if the network card drivers are installed correctly, PENetwork used to fail finding network cards in some computers. Problem fixed.
- hiderun.exe was getting detected as a virus by some antivirus softwares. Although it was a false positive, the exe is revised. hiderun.exe false positive problem solved.
- Softwares folder on the desktop is renamed as Utilities.


Hiren’s BootCD PE 1.0.0
- First release