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Yorkshire Andy
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USB PC operating system

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:26 pm

Well this is been typed on Puppy on my old netbook with a dead hard drive.,,,, No hard drive running (its on the floor next to me)

its a free bit of software (well operating system) which was mounted on a old small usb stick) Based on lynux

so once downloaded and installed on the stick i can use it to run old computers which have windows issues or dead hard drives....

everyday use computer messes up and you need to get onto online banking to pay a bill / check emails etc


ive used it in the past (with permission) to run it on a computer which was passworded in windows and no one could access the computer as the apprentice thought he was been clever creating himself a log in on a unlocked machine and "EVERYTHING WAS LOST"



http://puppylinux.org/wikka/HomePage
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Re: USB PC opperating system

Post by pseudonym » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:53 pm

Good to know. :)
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Re: USB PC operating system

Post by Haggis2013 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:31 pm

Another great piece of software is hiren's boot CD. A bit complicated to get it onto a USB drive but includes a scaled down copy of Windows XP that can boot from the USB and a huge amount of freeware diagnostic and utility software.

http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/

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Re: USB PC operating system

Post by JBird » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:46 pm

Haggis2013 wrote:Another great piece of software is hiren's boot CD. A bit complicated to get it onto a USB drive but includes a scaled down copy of Windows XP that can boot from the USB and a huge amount of freeware diagnostic and utility software.

http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/
+1 for Hiren's, I've used it a few times in the past. Very handy!

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Re: USB PC operating system

Post by korolev » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:54 pm

I've used UBCD in the past to recover windows machines (http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html).
I always stress the importance of having a backup when I fix PCs but a mate of mine still manages to break his laptop about once a year; the last time he dropped it off a stepladder.

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Re: USB PC operating system

Post by sniper 55 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:31 pm

korolev wrote:I've used UBCD in the past to recover windows machines (http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html).
I always stress the importance of having a backup when I fix PCs but a mate of mine still manages to break his laptop about once a year; the last time he dropped it off a stepladder.
How on earth did he manage that??? :o

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Re: USB PC operating system

Post by korolev » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:46 pm

sniper 55 wrote:
korolev wrote:I've used UBCD in the past to recover windows machines (http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html).
I always stress the importance of having a backup when I fix PCs but a mate of mine still manages to break his laptop about once a year; the last time he dropped it off a stepladder.
How on earth did he manage that??? :o
His router is on a high shelf and he lost the wifi password, you can guess the rest.

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