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    Lightbulb Software for a techies USB drive

    I've just decided it would probably be a good idea to take a 'fix all' usb drive with me so at the moment I have put UBCD on Ultimate Boot CD - Overview and made it bootable. I have added a couple of tools I use quite often (trace32 for reading log files a little easier and ccleaner) but want to get some more input as to what you would add.

    Had thought about dual booting it with winrm but this is on the WDS server already so not really be a huge advantage having it portable as well (always be able to find a network socket in any room at the school)

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    It hasn't been updated for a while but Hirens Boot CD is a techies life saver at times and is one of the first things in my toolbox...

    Hiren's BootCD 15.2 - All in one Bootable CD » www.hiren.info

    Andrew

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    Portable Apps ?

    PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives

    Trinity Rescue kit is the one that I use, Test Disk , Orph crack , Manufacturer Diagnostic Disc or Disc ISO's ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJWhite1970 View Post
    It hasn't been updated for a while but Hirens Boot CD is a techies life saver at times and is one of the first things in my toolbox...



    Andrew
    NOOOOPE

    It's got components which are not free for use in work/schools - abort,abort

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    +1 for Hiren's Been using it for years. Active password changer is one of the best things on there...
    Stick portable apps on there (recuva is another great app from Pirisoft) and you're good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    NOOOOPE

    It's got components which are not free for use in work/schools - abort,abort
    @Domino

    What about Trinity Rescue Kit : Trinity Rescue Kit | CPR for your computer

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    Trinity should be fine I believe, however I've always preferred sysrescue CD - http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage

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    If you get one of these + a decent capacity HDD/SSD, you can stick pretty much any ISO you'll ever need on it: Zalman-VE. Mine has assorted Windows Installation and DaRT/ERD disks + Hiren's + UBCD4Win + Clonezilla + Avira and a bunch of others.

    If it's a USB stick type, I've had some success with Easy2Boot containing my "most used" from the Zalman. I also carry another PortableApps-based stick (that I duplicate onto the Zalman - to take advantage of the write-protection) with a whole bunch of portable apps and lots of commonly-installed software + WSUS Offline as W8.1 won't update in Audit Mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    NOOOOPE

    It's got components which are not free for use in work/schools - abort,abort
    I thought the newer versions had the warez removed?

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    Warez is one thing, but spybot for instance isn't free in a work/school environment anymore. Also Malwarebytes, ccleaner, etc

    Fine for home though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Warez is one thing, but spybot for instance isn't free in a work/school environment anymore. Also Malwarebytes, ccleaner, etc

    Fine for home though
    Good point!

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    Winpe is fine for me. Hit f12. I use ubcd when memory or hdd needs testing. I'm going off usb sticks as I did have a 16gb one that died.



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