venerdì 1 aprile 2011

BartPE: Live Windows on a CD

Today I wanted to talk about BartPE, which is simply a bootable CD with a live, working version of XP or windows 2003 that you can use without a hard drive (along overclocking or diagnosis programs) or when your windows installation is corrupted and you need to copy files over.


It's very useful when for example you get a virus infection and can't / don't want to boot from your hard drive in case you don't want more files infected. You can install an antivirus on BartPE's virtual hard drive (RAM) and clean your HD. Or defrag the hard drive, even.
In a more advanced environment, you can mount registry hives and edit any settings on the hard drive's Windows.

Try it! It's free and easy to use. You just need a WinXP or 2003 CD.
Download BartPE: http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/


Bonus:

another render of the 3D car I've made recently, Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa.

19 commenti:

  1. Might be useful when my PC gets infected.

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  2. Awesome, I'll definitely keep that in mind!

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  3. Might be useful, I am using HirensBootCD in emergency cases. BTW nice render.

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  4. BartPE is a great Utility. I still prefer an Ubuntu CD tho. Good Post!

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  5. Ah, this is just what I need. I only have a kubuntu one at the moment and I'd much prefer to stay in a windows environment I'm used to!

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  6. thanks for the link, i might need it for my windows PC.

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  7. Cool, but I think Ubuntu live cd is kind of better
    More control

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  8. Well I use OSX so I don't think I will gain any advantage with this laptop. Maybe I'll use it with my PC back at my parent's house. Thanks for the post!

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  9. Could you do a tutorial on overclocking, in simple terms? I've heard that it can increase computer performance so I'm interested! Thanks.

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  10. Great piece of software - good post

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  11. Vista was shit but Windows 7 is excellent, except for old games.

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  12. wow, this is looking terrific!! keep it up

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  13. what program did you use to render that car? it looks fantastic.

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  14. psyke: yep, it's 100% legal, if you own the original WinXP CD.

    John Clipper: I'll post one tomorrow!

    -E- 3ds MAX and vRay as render engine.

    Thanks!

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  15. I could have used this like... a month ago. Oh well.

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