Medicat USB - Hiren's Boot "Alternative"

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  1. Caesar

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    MediCat (Website here) USB is a complete Hiren's Boot Disk alternative for new computers.

    Hiren's Boot Disk was great for the Windows XP, Vista, and 7 era of computing. Unfortunately it was discontinued in 2012, with FalconFour's Ultimate Boot CD following it's demise in 2013. MediCat USB aims to replace the discontinued and dated Hiren's Boot Disk. It is tailored towards modern hardware, and follows the Ubuntu release cycle with a newly-updated release.
    1. MediCat DVD -- This is the name giving distribution. It includes the PortableApps Suite, Linux boot environments and a full working mini Windows 10 WinPE Boot Environment.
    2. MediaCat DVD Naked -- Like MediCat DVD, but without the PortableApps Suite.
    3. Mini Windows 10 x64 -- Windows 10 WinPE Boot Environment, and PortableApps Suite.
    4. Mini Windows 10 x64 Naked -- Like the one above, but without the PortableApps Suite.
    Features:
    • Mini Windows 10 Enterprise (WinPE)
    • Lubuntu Linux
    • Active@ Boot Disk
    • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    • Remove User Accounts Passwords
    • Harddisk Tools
    • Diagnostic Utilities (Ultimate Boot CD)
    • PortableApps.com
    • Active@ BootDisk
    • AoMei Partition Assistant
    • EaseUS Partition Master
    • MiniTool Partition Wizard
    • Parted Magic
    • Acronis True Image
    • MiniTool Power Data Recovery
    • EaseUS Todo Backup
    • AoMei Backupper
    • Symantec Ghost
    • Macrium Reflect
    • O&O BlueCon
    • AIDA64
    • Recuva
    • Speccy
    • Lazesoft Recovery Suite
    • CCleaner
    • Defraggler
    • SD Formatter
    • SSDLife
    • Speccy
    • AIDA64
    • Backup and Restore Drivers
    • Driver Booster
    • Driver Updater
    • USB Flash Drive Format Tool
    • IrfanView
    • Dead Pixel Tester
    • Symantec Ghost
    • MediaCreatonTool
    • Windows ISO Downloader
    • WinToHDD
    • WinUSB
    • uTorrent
    • Wise Registry Cleaner
    • Dr.Web CureIt
    • ESET OnlineScanner
    • McAfee Stinger
    • RAMExpert
    • CPU-Z
    • BurnAware
    • SUPERAntiSpyware
    • 7-Zip
    • Autoruns
    • Recuva
    • PasswordChanger
    • SUMo
    • Process Explorer
    • Unstoppable Copier
    • IObit Unlocker
    • Windows Password Recovery
    • WirelessKeyView
    • Motilla Firefox
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • ImgBurn
    • UltraISO
    • InfraRecorder
    • Ant Renamer
    • WinMerge
    • WizTree
    • TreeSize
    • WinRAR
    • FastCopy
    • Macrorit Data Wiper
    • Rufus
    • EasyBCD
    • EaseUSPartition Recovery
    • Macrorit Partition Expert
    • WirelessNetView
    • TeamViewer
    • KeePass
    • VeraCrypt
    • Avira PC Cleaner
    • Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    • Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder
    • Audacity
    • VLC media player
    • SumatraPDF
    • … and much more …
    FAQs:
    "Can I run the PortableApps on my current PC without MediCat?"
    Yes, just mount the MediCat USB, and open Start.exe to launch the platform. These are the same exact apps that get loaded within Mini Windows 10. So if you update them, they will show up updated in Mini Windows 10 as well.

    "Is it free?"
    Absolutely FREE. However, fell free to share your ideas, questions, and concerns in this thread: tinyurl.com/medicatdvd
    That's how you can give back. :)

    "How often will this be updated?"
    Every 6 months (April and October). The links here will always be the latest version.

    "This won't fit on a DVD-R, can you make a smaller version that will fit?"
    No, "I" cannot. But feel free to edit the ISO with UltraISO and remove whatever you won't need to make it fit. I release "NAKED" builds that don't come with any PortableApps, so people can create their own utility USB stick with their own collection of portable applications.

    "The USB stick won't boot up, I just boot into Windows."
    Make sure your BIOS is set to boot from a USB drive first. If using a PC with a UEFI firmware, try disabling Secure Boot, and enable legacy/CSM booting if the option is there. Alternatively, there's usually an F-key Boot Menu you can bring up during POST. (Mine is F12, yours may be F2, F9, F10, F11, F12, etc.)
     
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    BTW, i am NOT the author of the software. Just went through this....from the web.;)
     
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