live cd(s)

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March 17, 2009 at 12:37:54
Specs: XPH w/SP3 & Vista HoPrem, 2.0 Ghz with 2Gb RAM
Okay, live cd(s), used for booting pc's in order to do stuff we usually are disallowed.

I know this type of stuff can likely get many users into trouble, but I'm pretty cautious and so I'd like to pick up a live cd or two (ref my laptop's OS's).

For now, I'd simply like to be able to clean out my cookies, but copy those I trust-need into a folder and be able to get them back into the temp folder (which the pc Gods feel we're not supposed to do).

I see there's several that likely are suitable for my OS's, ie; Windows Preinstallation Environment, BartPE (Windows XP/2003),
WinBuilder (Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista),
Reatogo-X-PE, and VistaPE, so which one(s) should I be using?

Maybe so long as the platform is specific and applies to each of my OS's, choosing is a no brainer, but I read that users can also use a live cd to run more than just the Windows aspect of operations, I think users can also effectually 'slipstream' the running of patches, maybe even programs off the live cd, yes/no??

I know there're other workarounds for doing things like this (handling cookies, saving favicons, etc.), but the idea of re-claiming a modicum of control over 'my' OS(s) is very intreguing.

Regards and hap-e-trails, Steve Hopper


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#1
March 17, 2009 at 13:26:52
How about Knoppix a linux based rescue cd.

UBCD4WIN based on BartPE legal

HawkPE not so legal

Hirens boot cd not all programs are legal.

Rescue 911? never used that.

As for slipstreaming, Autostreamer to integrate service packs or the best, nlite.

Before posting try google. Backup. Use anti virus software.


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#2
March 17, 2009 at 14:16:18
"live cd(s), used for booting pc's in order to do stuff we usually are disallowed."

Only a crooked person would use it for that reason.


A professional would use them for many useful reasons.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#3
March 17, 2009 at 19:01:17
Many free programs, including Ccleaner, have options to save selected cookies.

some other bloke...


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#4
March 18, 2009 at 21:34:20
Tried using UltimateBootCD, but cannot get the program to work as the freeware for burning the CD (BurnCdcc) needed disk, isn't working because the error 'The size of the file...is not valid' (appears each time I try using BurnCDcc).

Regards and hap-e-trails, Steve Hopper


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#5
March 19, 2009 at 09:22:11
Did you download the iso or zip file.

You need to burn as an iso.

If you mean ubcd4win, this again should create an iso file.

In case you didn't realise ubcd4win is not ubcd

Before posting try google. Backup. Use anti virus software.


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#6
March 19, 2009 at 09:47:33
"The size of the file...is not valid' (appears each time I try using BurnCDcc)"

Could be a bad download. Try a different freeware program for burning the ISO. IMGBurn works well.

http://www.imgburn.com/


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#7
March 21, 2009 at 06:11:49
Interesting that when trying to install and use UltimateBootCD, that the downloaded '.iso' file refused to burn to CD-R (using BURNCDCC), but it did burn using ImgBurn.

I expected the CD to be more than the 137Kb, now all I need to do is figure out how to use the UltimateBootCD.

Assumedly one simply boots with the CD in the drive.

Regards and hap-e-trails, Steve Hopper


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#8
March 21, 2009 at 08:32:37
Just boot the cd & select the option with the keyboard. 137kb, doesn't sounds right.

Mine is 115mb

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#9
March 22, 2009 at 04:19:13
After some half dozen attempts at downloading UtimateBootCD (s/b 115Mb), then trying different mirror sites, they all oddly downloaded from 137Kn and only up to to 40Mb, but finally at MrBass.org website, I got a full 115Mb download.

That iso readily burnt to CD using nothing more than ImgBurn.

Weird that so many download attempts all resulted in so many undersized files.

Haven't noticed any download issues, but looks like I might need to focus more attention to file sizes.

Thanks for the guidance.

Regards and hap-e-trails, Steve Hopper


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