Download Hiren's Boot CD 15.2 for Windows

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About Hiren's Boot CD

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There's no doubt about it - Hiren's Boot CD has pretty much everything you need to recover a dead OS, or at least take care of the files that were left in the wake of some accidental deletion, or virus infection. The sheer volume of utilities can be overwhelming at first, and navigating through them takes place through an interface that can't exactly be described as intuitive. Everything works, however, from disk cloning to memory error checking, and even the Mini Windows XP that comes with the boot disc is a breeze to use.
Hiren's Boot CD puts all the diagnostic, repair, and recovery tools you need on one convenient bootable disc.

Hiren's Boot CD bypasses the operating system of a computer and loads antivirus, hard drive scanning, partition management, system diagnostics, and many other repair software, all working straight from the disc. Even if your OS isn't booting or functioning correctly, Hiren's Boot CD will be able to perform all of its operations, as it works independently of the OS.

The disc also comes with many backup tools, including hard drive cloning and imaging software, and also has the ability to completely and securely wipe a hard drive.

On top of all of these utilities, Hiren's Boot CD comes with a stripped-down live installation of Windows XP known as Mini Windows XP that runs completely off memory without needing to be installed on the hard drive. Mini Windows XP has network adapter support, and includes USB 3.0, SCSI, RAID, and many other device drivers that were not included with the original Windows XP.

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