Frequently Asked Questions2018-06-22T10:00:27+00:00
My hardware doesn't support regular Windows 11 but does it support Windows 11 PE?2024-02-03T04:27:14+00:00

As mentioned on our homepage, if your computer does not support a standard Windows 11 installation, it will likely boot with the Windows 11 PE version as Windows PE versions have significantly lower hardware requirements. For example, if your computer boots with the Windows 10 PE version, it is highly probable that it will also boot with the Windows 11 PE version.

Why do so many softwares seem to be missing?2024-01-27T16:01:33+00:00

If you have created the bootable USB flash drive with Ventoy, Yumi, or similar software, this problem may occur. Please try the latest versions of the said software. Please be aware that not all software used to create a bootable USB flash disk may be fully compatible with Hiren's BootCD PE.

If the latest versions of the said software do not fix the problem, you should follow the recommended steps on our USB Booting page.

Is there any bitcoin miners or malicious software infected in your ISO?2018-06-20T19:40:33+00:00

There are no bitcoin or any other miners infected in our ISO files or in our ISO2USB tool. There is no malicious software, code included in the files hosted on our website. Everything is clean.

Is Windows PE legal to use?2024-01-28T03:52:35+00:00

"Windows PE is not a general-purpose operating system. It may not be used for any purpose other than deployment and recovery. It should not be used as a thin client or an embedded operating system. There are other Microsoft products, such as Windows Embedded CE, which may be used for these purposes.

To prevent its use as a production operating system, Windows PE automatically stops running the shell and restarts after 72 hours of continuous use. This period is not configurable."


Windows PE does not include any Windows license keys. Additionally, Hiren’s BootCD PE does not violate the purposes of Windows PE and it does not alter the "72 hours of continuous use" limitation. Therefore, using Windows PE in Hiren’s BootCD PE is legal according to Microsoft’s usage terms, in our opinion.

HBCD PE includes software like Acronis, is it legal?2024-01-27T17:52:42+00:00

The Acronis software on HBCD PE is the free trial and limited version. It does not allow for backup but permits restoration in trial mode.

There is no cracked or pirated software in the ISO.

Why DVD booting hangs on Windows logo screen?2018-06-20T12:17:49+00:00

Please note that, we recommend USB booting for Windows PE editions. Booting from DVD may cause waiting long time on the Windows logo screen in some computers. If booting takes 8 – 10 minutes, please try booting from USB.

Why am I getting a virus warning for a file downloaded from your website?2018-06-21T17:50:01+00:00

The files you download from our website do NOT contain any viruses. If you are getting a virus warning, that is a false positive. Please report the file as a false positive via your antivirus software.

Can you send a physical copy of the CD to my address?2018-06-17T12:09:45+00:00

Unfortunately we can't offer a that kind of help with or without a price.

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