by November 2, 2007 0 comments

You must have heard of Linux Live CDs. We use them for different purposes,
such as rescue, recovery, antivirus scanning etc, in Linux environment. Let’s
now try to build a Live CD for Windows with similar tools that may help you in
recovering your Windows machine from viruses/ hacker attacks, system failures or
miss-configurations. That is quite possible and all you need is a piece of free
software called Ultimate Boot CD and a genuine copy of Windows Installer CD.
This tool has more than 50 freeware utilities (plug-ins), like antivirus, file
recovery, networking tools, CD burning software, MBR backup and many others. You
can download UBCD for free and then install it by running its simple setup
process. Once that is done, you are ready to write your own boot CD, that is
nothing short of being the ultimate.

Direct Hit!
Applies To:
Desktop users
Price: Free
USP: Survive virus attacks, do easy
repair and recovery of files and utilities
Primary Link:
Google Keyword:
Media convertor


Define the Source of Windows
recovery files and name of the Output folder. Plugins are used to enable or
disable any in-built utility.
Say, we want to put AVG
Antivirus as a plug-in. For that, it will give us two options. Either we can
take our installed antivirus to the CD or can directly take the latest
version from the Internet.

The entire updated AVG antivirus
is downloaded for its inclusion in our boot CD. Once the download is
complete, you just have to enable the service by clicking Enable.
Now, by using Build, you can
build the ISO image of the boot CD. This is how it reports, when you press
the Build button. Once that is done, you are ready to burn the CD.

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