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15.2 / 9 November 2012
Hiren's BootCD (also known as HBCD) is a bootable 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.
Prior to version 11.0, Hiren's BootCD contained several commercial products. In version 10.6, 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, only three remained:
- Mini Windows 98
- Mini Windows XP
- A collection of MS-DOS utilities