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    Question 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.

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    UBCD (this includes Darik's, afaik) also have this on a bootable USB key.
    Clonezilla
    G-Parted
    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)

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    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

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    tend to have a usable win7 install on the wds server i can boot into these days saves having to find/burn a cd

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    ActivPrimary is always to hand as it seems to wimp out at short notice, usually due to a Java update

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    I can get most stuff done with an Ubuntu live disc and the UBCD.

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    BartPE
    Hiren's BootCD
    Password Reset CD

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    Ive always got a memtest cd to hand too..

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    Hiren Disk
    Ultimate Boot CD
    Windows XP
    Windows Vista
    Windows 7
    Windows Server 2003R2
    Windows Server 2008R2
    Office 2003
    Office 2007
    ERD Kommander
    BartPE

    Thats in my personal collection. Beyond that I have no other disks as I do not require them.

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    CD's? How quaint.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    Hiren's BootCD
    Isn't that illegal?

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    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...

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    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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