|There seems to be a game of some sort in finding a location to download Hirens boot disk 13. There is no problem in finding a list of programs purportedly contained on the boot disk. The menu of the trimmed down programs contained on the CD is well publicized but there everything ends. This isn't a new problem. I think that the problem of finding a download site has occurred with every issue from at least "9.5" on. Once that the ISO file is finally found and downloaded the pace picks up and the winner can jump with a rather nice disk containing trimmed down programs that mostly work.|
I have found that to get any real utility out of the boot disk you have to be somewhat of computer hotshot. Many of the programs are not for the week at heart computer user. There's no documentation to accompany the programs and a large number of the programs, if they are missed used, can go a long way to wrecking your computer or at least change one's hard drive to a completely unusable platter.
Somewhere in the range of version 9.8 to version 10 there are patches that have to be applied before converting the ISO image into a working boot disk. With that in mind, if folks can change the ISO file into a workable boot disk then they should have little or no problem using the programs that are contained on the desk. The main problem seems to be finding the ISO file.