Ultimate Boot CD for Windows

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Ultimate Boot CD for Windows (UBCD4Win)
UBCD4Win screenshot 01.jpg
UBCD4Win Live CD
Original author(s) Benjamin Burrows
Stable release v3.60 / June 21, 2010; 4 years ago (2010-06-21)
Type Live CD
License Freeware

Ultimate Boot CD for Windows or UBCD4Win is a bootable recovery CD (live CD) that contains software used for repairing, restoring, and diagnosing many computer problems. It is based on BartPE.[1]

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.[2]

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).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.ubcd4win.org
  2. ^ http://download.cnet.com/UBCD4Win/3000-2086_4-10550208.html


The former URL of project website, http://ubcd4win.com, was taken over by a domain parking and the project has moved to http://ubcd4win.org. As of October 2014, he latest news about the UBCD4WIN project dates back to June 2010.[1]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ubcd4win.org/news.htm