Ultimate Boot CD for Windows
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UBCD4Win Live CD
|Original author(s)||Benjamin Burrows|
|Stable release||v3.60 / June 21, 2010|
All programs included in UBCDWin are freeware utilities for Windows. Bart's PE builds a Windows "pre-install" environment CD, which is basically like Windows booted from CD. It features network support, the ability to modify NTFS volumes, recover deleted files, create new NTFS volumes, and scan hard drives for viruses. This project includes (hopefully) nearly everything needed to repair system problems.
The UBCDWin takes some time to boot, but once it's up, the user is running an almost fully functional copy of Windows XP from the CD. This means that the usual diagnostic tools, partition management capability, etc. that are normally available in XP are available at a time while the hard drives are offline—allowing the user to run chkdsk against the C drive, for instance. There are additional tools, in particular anti-spyware and anti-virus software, which can be run against the drives while the computer's operating system is offline (and malware is therefore dormant and more vulnerable to cleaning).
- Windows Preinstallation Environment
- Reatogo-X-PE, a project based on BartPE
- Live USB
- List of live CDs
- VMware Workstation or Oracle VirtualBox to use a Live CD without burning the ISO image.
The UBCD4WIN project is no longer active. The website is down, the domain currently hosted by a domain grabber.