Download Free 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
    650 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
  • EasyBCD

    2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free duel-booting tool for your Windows PC

    7
    278 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
  • WinToFlash

    1.4.0000

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Way To Back Up Your Windows Installation Boot Disc

    8
    631 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
  • TestDisk

    6.14

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Powerful repairing tool for disk partitions

    8
    255 votes
    • PROS: Recovers lost partitions, Rebuilds boot sectors
    • CONS: No graphical interface, Not suitable for less experienced users
  • Google Chromium OS

    (32516) 4.0.253.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Web-based operating system developed by Google

    7
    719 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
  • Soluto

    1.3.1323.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone

    Make your computer boot faster

    7
    373 votes
    • PROS: Extremely easy to use, Offer information about each process, Keeps a history of boot-up times, Nicely designed interface
    • CONS: Not documented
  • Hiren's BootCD

    15.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Windows Not Working? Maybe This Boot CD Will Help.

    7
    4 votes
    • PROS: Lots of utilities, ´Mini Windows XP´
    • CONS: Set-up required, Limited manual support
  • PeToUSB

    3.0.0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Turn your external device into an auto-executable drive

    7
    73 votes
    • PROS: Allows you to boot and execute programs directly from Pendrives, Simple to use and setup
    • CONS: Does not work with all BIOS
  • Tenorshare ReiBoot

    6.9.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    8
    73 votes
    • PROS: Effective at fixing boot errors, Easy to use
    • CONS: Cannot fix boot-modifying malware, A few minor bugs
  • Doodle Army Boot Camp

    1.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Experience a stick figure war

    9
    6 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
    30 votes
    • PROS: complete Windows BCD GUI
    • CONS: does not support automatic creation of non-Windows loaders yet.
  • Winclone

    2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Clone your Boot Camp partition

    6
    58 votes
    • PROS: Supports Vista cloning, makes it easier to clone, Clone on separate drive
    • CONS: None
  • 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

    9
    4 votes
    • PROS: Strong privacy features, Lets you hide apps, Themes and backgrounds
    • CONS: Requires some configuration
  • Lion Disk Maker

    2.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Create a Lion recovery disk

    6
    27 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
  • MBRWizard

    2.0b

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easily manage and recover the Master Boot Record

    8
    40 votes
    • Ultimate Boot CD for Windows

      (UBCD4Win) 3.60

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Get to know your drives

      5
      109 votes
      • PROS: Effectively saves important utilities and tools, Does not require CD, Very helpful
      • CONS: May be confusing to use at first, Outdated interface
    • BootRacer

      4.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Check Windows boot speed

      7
      28 votes
      • PROS: Gives you a unique BootRacer rating, Easy to execute and use
      • CONS: No comparisons given, Doesn't help diagnose what any problems may be
    • Emergency Boot CD-ROM

      Pro 1.1k

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Set of tools on a boot disk that may help you in an emergency

      6
      91 votes
      • DiskMaker X

        7.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        DiskMaker X - The Free and Easy Way to Make am OS X Boot Disk

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Completely free to use, Makes a complicated process simple
        • CONS: User interface is a little barebones, Still requires some knowledge of OS X
      • Ultimate Boot CD

        5.2.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Run diagnostic tools from a CD

        7
        97 votes
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