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#1 trevorcork

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 06:03 AM

Anyone please have a link for the latest hirens boot cd ISO also anyother good boot cds



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#2 Agouti

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 06:24 AM

First hit... http://www.hirensbootcd.org/.  See also... http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/



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Posted 12 April 2016 - 06:26 AM

Thank you



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Posted 12 April 2016 - 06:39 AM

Pretty sure that discussing Hiren's Boot CD is against the rules here.

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 08:48 AM

Pretty sure that discussing Hiren's Boot CD is against the rules here.

 
Aura is very right. Trevorcork, this is the second post you have made today about tools that either violate copyright or are used to defeating security measures.
 
Once again, please read the rules:
 

  • Pornography, warez, or any other illegal transactions may NOT be linked in any shape or form.
     
  • No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.


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Posted 12 April 2016 - 10:09 AM

Hiren's boot disk...utilizes tools which Microsoft considers to be violations of MS property rights.  As such, BC does not support in any way its use or any suggestion to use the tool.

 

I suggest that you see the Wikipedia statement on the subject, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiren%27s_BootCD .

 

I further suggest that you practice using Google if all you want is general information on a given item/topic.  If you want specific information, then I suggest you Google for organizations supporting or promoting the use of such products.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 12 April 2016 - 10:16 AM.


#7 JohnC_21

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 10:14 AM

I thought BC's policy regarding Hiren's was changed or am I wrong.



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Posted 12 April 2016 - 10:35 AM

BC's policy has changed to the extent that this website has decided that we are not going to to go out of our way...to be policemen for Microsoft's claims regarding Hiren's.

 

IMO...in no way should that ever be construed as an endorsement of Hiren's or any reocmmendation to use software which bears "llicensing issues" as referred to in the Wiki article I linked to in my above post.

 

Honestly...there's more info on and about Hiren's by using Google or any other search engine...that I honestly don't know why it ever comes up as a topic or point of discussion.when there are more current tools available on just about any bootdisk and such.

 

If the topic is focused on the use of "hacker tools"...I suggest that any one considering such...read the BC Forum Rules.  BC does not promote, encourage, etc. the use of tools which are used to violate security rights attendant to proper ownership/operation of a computer system.

 

OP has made one post which emphasized "hacker tools" which is, obviously, not a fit subject for a BC topic.

 

In this post, OP has asked about same tool but has emphasized the "boot disk" aspect.

 

The topics posted by OP...were dealt with in accord with emphasis supplied by OP.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 12 April 2016 - 12:41 PM.


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Posted 12 April 2016 - 11:00 AM

Thanks for the clarification hamluis. I initiated a thread awhile ago where I found Hirens recommended in a Microsoft Press Book and wondered how it was okay with Microsoft.



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Posted 12 April 2016 - 11:47 AM

I'm not familiar with Microsoft Press...but a look at Microsoft Press history reflects Peter Norton, founder of Norton Utilities.  Does that mean that Microsoft supports the use of registry cleaners and the whole spate of what Symantec is :)?

 

If anyone is really interested in why Hiren's was/is considered illegal, you might take a look at http://reboot.pro/topic/20252-hiren%E2%80%99s-boot-cd-is-now-legal/ .

 

Personally, I think it's outdated...just as XP is outdated.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 12 April 2016 - 12:43 PM.


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Posted 12 April 2016 - 12:27 PM

Please excuse me for still being confused.  I am not concerned about what Microsoft thinks, I am concerned with what Bleeping Computer thinks.  For my own guidance, I would like to have a clear and unambiguous answer: "NO, don't recommend Hiren's" or "YES, I could recommend Hiren's".



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Posted 13 April 2016 - 05:49 PM

As the closing words in a Staff topic Grinler said, on the 29th April 2015 -

 

 

To make it clear, I am not advocating the hosting of ISOs or files copyrighted to Microsoft. To me that is illegal and not something we will ever allow here at BC. At the same time, I see no reason why we cant link to repositories or applications that are hosting or using these files. These repositories and apps have been established for such a long time that there is absolutely no way Microsoft does not know about that.

Is our stance of not hosting the files because its technically illegal, but happily pointing people to other sites that do, hypocritical? Yes. At the same time why should our visitors suffer from limited support options when Microsoft obviously doesn't care?

 

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 05:54 PM

Thank you Chris.  I hope you don't get in trouble for sharing something that regular members aren't privy to.






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