Download Boot - Best Software & Apps

  • HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool

    2.18

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Formatting Tool For Older HP Computers And USB Drives

    7
    165 votes
    • PROS: It is best used on USB drives and it strips and re-formats your drives, The GUI is very familiar because it looks just like the Windows XP formatting tool,
    • CONS: It may cause crashes on modern computers with newer operating systems, It is not very fast compared to modern formatting tools,
  • WinToFlash

    1.4.0000

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Way To Back Up Your Windows Installation Boot Disc

    8
    429 votes
    • PROS: A great way to back up your installation disc, Very quick and very efficient, Easy to use because you just follow the instructions on the screen,
    • CONS: It doesn't allow you to replace your boot disc if you lost it, Only works for Windows 7 2003 XP and Vista, Has limited multi-language options,
  • Google Chromium OS

    (32516) 4.0.253.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Web-based operating system developed by Google

    7
    536 votes
    • PROS: Completely different from other OS, No learning curve: it's all a web browser, Takes seconds to boot, Perfect OS for netbooks
    • CONS: Only available as source code at the moment, Very early stage of development
  • EasyBCD

    2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free duel-booting tool for your Windows PC

    7
    88 votes
    • PROS: May be used as part of your disaster recovery process, Great for backing up and repairing your bootloader,
    • CONS: It offers solutions to problems that already have solutions, The free version has no instruction manual
  • TestDisk

    6.14

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Powerful repairing tool for disk partitions

    7
    76 votes
    • PROS: Recovers lost partitions, Rebuilds boot sectors,
    • CONS: No graphical interface, Not suitable for less experienced users
  • Soluto

    Beta 1.3.1116.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Make your computer boot faster

    6
    77 votes
    • PROS: Extremely easy to use, Offer information about each process, Keeps a history of boot-up times, Nicely designed interface
    • CONS: Not documented
  • Tenorshare ReiBoot

    6.9.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Get Your iDevice To Boot Again, Properly, For Free.

    8
    38 votes
    • PROS: Effective at fixing boot errors, Easy to use,
    • CONS: Cannot fix boot-modifying malware, A few minor bugs
  • PeToUSB

    3.0.0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Turn your external device into an auto-executable drive

    6
    61 votes
    • PROS: Allows you to boot and execute programs directly from Pendrives, Simple to use and setup
    • CONS: Does not work with all BIOS
  • EasyUEFI

    2.7 Beta

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free software to manipulate the EFI/UEFI boot entries.

    -
    No votes yet
    • Hiren's BootCD

      15.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Windows Not Working? Maybe This Boot CD Will Help.

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Lots of utilities, ´Mini Windows XP´,
      • CONS: Set-up required, Limited manual support
    • Windows Boot Genius

      3.0.0.1

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Windows Boot Genius can create a boot CD/USB to repair Windows boot issues

      5
      19 votes
      • Ultimate Boot CD for Windows

        (UBCD4Win) 3.60

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A free Software utilities program for Windows

        5
        107 votes
        • Lion Disk Maker

          2.0.2

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Create a Lion recovery disk

          7
          19 votes
          • PROS: Creates a Lion recovery disk on USB or external drive, Allows you to automatically boot Lion from USB stick
          • CONS: Interface could be improved
        • Doodle Army Boot Camp

          1.4

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          Experience a stick figure war

          9
          2 votes
          • PROS: Lots of action all the time, Variety of weapons
          • CONS: Frustrating controls, Repetitive
        • Visual BCD Editor

          0.9.3

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Visual BCD Editor is an advanced GUI version of Windows bcdedit utility

          7
          41 votes
          • PROS: complete Windows BCD GUI
          • CONS: does not support automatic creation of non-Windows loaders yet.
        • Windows Password Recovery Tool Ultimate

          6.2.0.2

          License
          try Download
          Platform
          Windows

          You can burn a USB disk to boot the locked computer with Windows Password Recovery Tool Ultimate.

          -
          No votes yet
          • Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus

            2013 5.6.4.273

            License
            try Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Powerful system maintenance tool with antivirus

            7
            759 votes
            • PROS: Comprehensive set of tools, Actively monitors system for problems, Real-time antivirus protection, Boot defrag
            • CONS: Initial scans are slow, SmartDefrag not integrated into program
          • Pop Locker - Hide Secret App

            1.5.1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android

            A free lock screen, and it's an app locker to boot

            -
            No votes yet
            • PROS: Strong privacy features, Lets you hide apps, Themes and backgrounds
            • CONS: Requires some configuration
          • Winclone

            2.2

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Clone your Boot Camp partition

            5
            38 votes
            • PROS: Supports Vista cloning, makes it easier to clone, Clone on separate drive
            • CONS: None
          • MBRWizard

            2.0b

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Easily manage and recover the Master Boot Record

            9
            31 votes
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