Hiren’s Boot CD PE is hailed as a pioneer in the Hiren Boot sector globally. It serves as a foundational platform for enthusiasts to craft their customized versions. For those who value stability, smoothness, and a balanced set of features, Hiren’s BootCD PE stands out as a secure choice.

What’s Hiren’s Boot CD PE?

If I recall correctly, around a little over 10 years ago, Hiren’s BootCD PE emerged, and from its earliest days, it could potentially be considered the first software to integrate computer rescue booting and lay the fundamental groundwork for the entire “computer rescue” field that persists today. Over time, notable improvements have been made on their official website, enhancing user utility.

During its inception, this tool was printed onto discs, hence the name “Boot CD.” Later, as part of the technological revolution, the software evolved as well. While it can still be burned onto discs, hardly anyone does that anymore. USB booting is the norm, yet the author has retained the original name, Hiren’s BootCD PE.

There are many tools and integrated Windows PE 10 – a mini Windows (it runs directly from a USB – it’s entirely different from our Windows Tiny 10). Among the fundamental and popular tools are:

BCD-MBR Tools:

  • BootIce v1.3.3
  • EasyBCD v2.3

You can think of these as boot loading tools. For example, if you’re unable to boot into Windows, you can use these tools to restore the boot process for your computer (laptop). This is commonly used when, after a Windows installation, you’re unable to boot into the system. With these tools, you can restore the boot process and get back into your system.

Tools Disk

  • CheckDisk GUI v1.2.0
  • Lazesoft Data Recovery v4.0.0.1
  • Puran Data Recovery v1.2.0
  • Puran File Recovery v1.2.0
  • Recuva v1.53.0.1087
  • Runtime GetDataBack for FAT v4.3.3
  • Runtime GetDataBack for NTFS v4.3.3
  • Runtime GetDataBack Simple v5.0.0
  • Runtime NAS Data Recovery v4.0.0
  • Runtime RAID Reconstructor v4.4.0
  • Runtime RAID Recovery for Windows v4.0.0

Each of these tools on the list serves a different function, and while I haven’t used all of them extensively due to their sheer number, I have a basic understanding of what some of them do (given the vast variety).

For instance, CheckDisk is used to assess the condition of your hard drive. On the other hand, something like Runtime RAID Recovery for Windows likely relates to hard drive recovery or something similar.

In essence, these are tools meant for hard drive diagnostics and data recovery.


  • AOMEI Partition Assistant v7.0.1
  • Macrorit Partition Extender v4.9.3

Indeed, there are numerous tools for backup, software management, password handling, and more. It’s quite an extensive list, and attempting to enumerate all of them can be quite a challenge. If you’re interested, I would recommend delving into more research to explore these tools further.

Guide Download and Install Hiren’s Boot CD PE

Hiren's Boot CD
Hiren’s Boot CD

To download and create a Boot USB for the Hiren’s Boot PE tool, first, you need to gather the following tools:

  • A moderately capable computer with Windows installed.
  • The Rufus software, as mentioned in the “How to Install Rufus” article.
  • An empty USB drive, preferably around 16GB in size.

Now let’s get started!

Step 1: Download Hiren’s BootCD PE from the application’s official website. Simply access the link https://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/ and choose the version for download.

FilenameHBCD_PE_x64.iso(Thanks to all our Supporters for providing fast and reliable mirror servers)
Filesize2.88 GB (3099203584 bytes)
ISO SHA1EC7D4EC02A8772A4ECAEE59A9095D65B043AA77D
ISO SHA-2568281107683E81BE362AFD213026D05B2219BC6A7CA9AF4D2856663F3FFC17BFD

The advantage is that Hiren’s BootCD PE is quite powerful at its core, so there are numerous local servers providing support. You can experience fast downloads due to the assistance of locally sponsored servers. Therefore, when you click the download link, the system will automatically direct you to the nearest server to initiate the download.

Step 2: Once the download is complete, you will have an .iso file (this file format can be used to burn a disc or create a bootable USB drive).

Step 3: Insert your USB drive into your computer and then open the Rufus software.

Sure, here’s a more detailed step-by-step guide:

  • Device: Select your USB drive (usually, the software automatically detects the USB drive for you).
  • Boot Selection: Choose the downloaded ISO file from step 2.
  • Finally, click Start to initiate the process. There might be a prompt advising you to erase the USB drive’s data, and you can simply proceed by clicking OK.
Hiren's Boot CD
Rufus – Burm Hiren’s Boot CD

Finally, wait for a moment. Once the status displays “READY” in green, the process is complete. Now you can insert this USB drive into the computer that needs rescue and proceed with your tasks.

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