meta data for this page
  •  

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
Next revision
Previous revision
serious_computer_tools [2017/01/05 09:47]
alan
serious_computer_tools [2020/02/29 09:45] (current)
alan [HiRens]
Line 2: Line 2:
 \\ \\
 If you are not sure of what you are doing, now it the time to return to [[start|the Home page]]. You can do some serious damage to your data with some of these tools. Read the pages on each one <color #​CC0000>​**BEFORE**</​color>​ using them.\\ If you are not sure of what you are doing, now it the time to return to [[start|the Home page]]. You can do some serious damage to your data with some of these tools. Read the pages on each one <color #​CC0000>​**BEFORE**</​color>​ using them.\\
 +\\
 +===== HiRens =====
 +
 +I love HiRens! I have been using it for over 15 years now. You need to reset an admin password? Meet HiRens.\\
 +\\
 +Time marches on. Modern computer boot with UEFI or EFI. HiRens 15.3 and earlier use BIOS or Legacy boot. HiRens also does not support x64 very well. No worries. HiRens has been updated!\\
 +\\
 +The new version of HiRens can be found here: [[https://​www.hirensbootcd.org/​]]. Clean new look. New tools. New builder. You will need the download, [[https://​www.hirensbootcd.org/​download/​]] (the link is near the bottom) and the USB installer [[https://​www.hirensbootcd.org/​usb-booting/​]].\\
 +\\
 +**<color #​ed1c24>​Important safety feature!</​color>​** I always make sure the only USB drive I have connected to my computer is the target I am going to build as HiRens. Making a bootable USB erases everything on the drive. You don't want to lose the baby's first birthday party pictures to fix a computer.\\
 +
 +----
 +**Legacy HiRens**\\
 \\ \\
 HiRens Boot CD [[http://​www.hiren.info/​pages/​bootcd]]. My favorite utility CD. More than 30 different tools for just about everything that could go wrong on a computer. It is a liveCD that boots into either Linux, DOS, or WindowsPE(( Windows PE is the preboot environment that is on a Windows installer CD/DVD. Someone discovered that you could run other programs in this Windows environment without needing a Windows license. Looks like Windows, acts like Windows, is not Windows.)). Offers several hard drive utilities, several image tools, several partition tools and password reset tools. My goto tool.\\ HiRens Boot CD [[http://​www.hiren.info/​pages/​bootcd]]. My favorite utility CD. More than 30 different tools for just about everything that could go wrong on a computer. It is a liveCD that boots into either Linux, DOS, or WindowsPE(( Windows PE is the preboot environment that is on a Windows installer CD/DVD. Someone discovered that you could run other programs in this Windows environment without needing a Windows license. Looks like Windows, acts like Windows, is not Windows.)). Offers several hard drive utilities, several image tools, several partition tools and password reset tools. My goto tool.\\