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Hiren's BootCD (also known as HBCD) is a Bootable software CD containing a number of diagnostic programs such as partitioning agents, system performance benchmarks, disk cloning and imaging tools, data recovery tools, MBR tools, BIOS tools, and others for fixing various computer problems.

Licensing issues Edit

Prior to version 11.0, Hiren's BootCD contained several commercial software products. In version 10.6,[1] 17 were listed in the release notes. Most notably Acronis True Image, Norton Ghost, Acronis Disk Director, and Paragon Partition Manager. (Partition Magic Pro had been replaced already in version 10.5.) To be able to start a commercial application, the user had to promise to be the holder of a license, but no validation of this statement was ever made.

In version 11.0,[2] only three remained:

  1. Mini Windows 98
  2. Mini Windows XP
  3. A collection of MS-DOS utilities

Versions Edit

Started in 2004, the HBCD 5.0 is uses Windows 98 Second Edition DOS, in over the Future, we supported MS-DOS 7.1 since the Build uses Windows 98.

There are Unofficial Released for Hiren's BootCD that will continuing support for HBCD.

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