Softpedia Editor's Review for UBCD4WIN
A bootable CD that contains software which will allow you to repair, restore, or diagnose any computer problem
Written by Elena Opris on May 4th, 2012
Bootable recovery CDs are a wonderful solution for system breakdowns. Their most appreciated feature is the ability to run on a computer lacking secondary storage, so even though your computer’s hard drive is corrupted, you can still rescue data by booting a Live CD.
UBCD4WIN is a recovery CD that assists you in repairing your system in critical situations. It’s based on Bart’s PE Builder, but brings extra features to the table, such as network support and the ability to manage NTFS volumes.
UBCD4WIN is a boot disk manager that allows you to create a bootable disk, repair, restore, or diagnose any issues your operating system might have.
After a quick installation, UBCD4WIN will pop up in a centered window. Here you can build an ISO image by pointing to the Windows installation files and destination folder. In addition, you can personalize the bootable disc by adding your preferred files and folder from a specific directory.
The ISO image can be either stored on your local hard drive, or directly burned to a CD or DVD. Burning is accomplished via a burning software suite of your choice. UBCD4WIN also comes with various plugins that you can add, configure, enable, disable, and edit.
To sum things up, UBCD4WIN is one of the most reliable boot recovery CDs on the market today. It doesn’t require professional skills and can be successfully used to fix severely crashed operating systems. Nonetheless, it only runs on Windows 2K / XP / 2003, which may cause its popularity level to decrease.
· 100Mhz CPU
· 128Mb RAM
· 500Mb Hard drive with at least 100Mb free
· 2Mb VGA graphics card
· Keyboard and Mouse
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Explorer as Shell (by Hilander999 & Joshua)
· Hashcheck received some updates to help speed it up
· BTS Drivers now have compatible LAN, WLAN, and graphics drivers.
· Mass Storage, LAN, and WLAN drivers are included in UBCD4Win, only
· Mass Storage & LAN are enabled
· VC++ 2008 Runtime, Avira 9 requires this
· New "cleanup tools" section, noted as CT in added software
· New "dynamic" plugin for Kaspersky, handles versions 7 and 8.
· Compatible with XP and Vista 32/64
· CT: ATF Cleaner
· Autorun Eater
· CT: AVG Remover
· CT: ComboFix
· Easeus Partition Master HE 3.0.2
· Commercial: Easeus Partition Master Pro MulitBoot plugin
· Commercial: Kaspersky Internet Security
· MalwareBytes AntiMalware
· NetCat (it's back!!)
· CT: Norton Removal Tool
· CT: SDFix
· All Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus definitions updated 4/19/09
· 7-zip 4.65
· AusLogic Defrag 22.214.171.1245
· Avira Antivir 126.96.36.1996
· CPU-z 1.5.0
· MB: DBAN 2.0
· Dead Pixel Tester 2....