General Chat Thread, The IT Technician's CD Collection in General; Are there any particular CDs that you always keep at hand to help you with your job?
I have been ...
29th April 2010, 05:34 PM #1
The IT Technician's CD Collection
Are there any particular CDs that you always keep at hand to help you with your job?
I have been recently trying to sort out my collection and thought I would give some of mine, and see what other people used.
DBAN (Darik's Boot And Nuke) DBAN Download | Darik's Boot And Nuke
Used to securely wipe any hard drive
Puppy Linux Puppy Linux
Great to access files when Windows has died.
Ultimate Boot CD Ultimate Boot CD - Overview
Although never used it myself, have been recommended it, and have a copy just in case.
29th April 2010, 05:53 PM #2
UBCD (this includes Darik's, afaik) also have this on a bootable USB key.
The "naughty" disc
A random audio CD and DVD for drive testing purposes
...assorted Windows OS disks and Office disks.
Most of my "useful" software is on a USB key, and I have been experimenting with a multiboot USB disk (still not got it the way I want it, though)
Thanks to LeMarchand from:
docboggle (29th April 2010)
29th April 2010, 07:04 PM #3
avira rescue cd (for offline AV scanning)
Ubuntu live CD (for grabbing files from a dead installation of windows)
system rescue cd
and most of the other utilities mentioned in the last 2 pasts
29th April 2010, 07:19 PM #4
29th April 2010, 07:23 PM #5
tend to have a usable win7 install on the wds server i can boot into these days saves having to find/burn a cd
29th April 2010, 07:25 PM #6
ActivPrimary is always to hand as it seems to wimp out at short notice, usually due to a Java update
29th April 2010, 11:05 PM #7
I can get most stuff done with an Ubuntu live disc and the UBCD.
29th April 2010, 11:50 PM #8
Password Reset CD
30th April 2010, 02:06 AM #9
Ive always got a memtest cd to hand too..
30th April 2010, 09:48 AM #10
Ultimate Boot CD
Windows Server 2003R2
Windows Server 2008R2
Thats in my personal collection. Beyond that I have no other disks as I do not require them.
30th April 2010, 09:48 AM #11
30th April 2010, 09:53 AM #12
Apart from various OS discs I really dont use any, no point when you can keep stuff on the network and USB stick.
The Active Killdisk is one I use for wiping computers but thats about it
30th April 2010, 10:10 AM #13
Isn't that illegal?
Originally Posted by IanT
30th April 2010, 10:32 AM #14
I used to have hundreds of disks, but now there is so much of it online. I tend to keep network card drivers, Office, Different OS and UBCD and that's about it...
30th April 2010, 10:45 AM #15
Hirens every time its an absolute life saver for all occasions! Its like bubble wrap it has 1000's of uses!
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