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Active@ Boot Disk Version History

Active@ Boot Disk is a complete and functioning computer operating system on CD/DVD/USB disk. Active@ Boot Disk does not modify the operating system already installed on a computer's hard drive. It includes many tools to boot up a computer and fix most startup, PC configuration, and system management problems.

Last update: Active@ Boot Disk 10.5

March 29, 2016

- Updated software to the latest versions: Active@ KillDisk 10.1; Active@ Partition Recovery 15; Active@ File Recovery 15; Active@ Password Changer 7.
- Also updated Active@ Boot Disk ver. 9.4 (32-bit WinPE 3.1-based) – all the latest software included.

Version Date Changes
10.5 03/29/2016
  • The latest software versions:
    • Active@ KillDisk 10.1;
    • Active@ Partition Recovery 15;
    • Active@ File Recovery 15;
    • Active@ Password Changer 7.
  • Also updated Active@ Boot Disk ver. 9.4 (32-bit WinPE 3.1-based) – all the latest software included.
10.1 10/15/2015
  • The latest software versions:
    • Active@ KillDisk 10;
    • Active@ Partition Manager 5;
  • Also updated Active@ Boot Disk ver. 9 (32-bit WinPE 3.1-based) – all the latest software included.
10 04/30/2015
  • Major improvements:
    • WinPE upgraded to version 5.1 (Windows 8 SP1-based)
    • Switched from 32-bit (x86) to 64-bit (x64) architecture
    • Added support for UEFI Secure Boot mode
    • Boot Disk Creator can setup default application startup
    • Virtual RAM Disk (X:) available size increased to 512MB
  • Included the latest software versions:
    • Active@ File Recovery 14.1; Active@ Partition Recovery 12.1; Active@ Disk Image 7
  • Included new utilities:
    • 7-Zip file manager (decompresses most archives)
    • SumatraPDF document viewer (PDF, CHM, eBooks,...)
    • HoneyView Image viewer (JPG, TIFF, Raw Images,...)
    • SysInfo - shows info about hardware, disks, drivers...
  • Professional version contains installed packages:
    • WinPE-NetFX - Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
    • WinPE-Dot3Svc - Support for IEEE 802.X
    • WinPE-RNDIS - Remote NDIS over USB
    • WinPE-PowerShell - Windows PowerShell
    • WinPE-WMI & WinPE-StorageWMI
    • WinPE-Scripting - multiple-language scripting
    • WinPE-SecureStartup - BitLocker & TPM support
    • WinPE-EnhancedStorage - TCG & IEEE 1667 support
  • Included new Professional tools:
    • Windows PowerShell
    • DiskPart & DiskRAID
    • BitLocker Support, Unlock & Repair
    • iSCSI, SSH & SFTP clients
9.1 01/20/2015
  • The latest software versions:
    • Active@ Partition Manager 4 — new look'n'feel, more wizards
    • Active@ File Recovery 14 — more file signatures added, optimized performance
9 10/20/2014
  • The latest software versions:
    • Active@ KillDisk 9.1
    • Active@ File Recovery 13
    • Active@ Partition Recovery 11
    • Active@ Data Burner 5.7
    • Active@ Disk Monitor 3.2
    • Active@ Disk Editor 5
    • Active@ Partition Manager 3.5
  • Added the latest Intel, VIA USB3 & Adaptec SCSI drivers
  • Network initialization and status display improved
8.5.3 06/20/2014
  • Active@ KillDisk 9 - multi-sessions, disk fingerprints, new erase standards supported
  • Active@ Password Changer 6 - new UI, full GPT disk style support, manual SAM location
  • Active@ Data Burner 5 - improved burning features
  • Active@ Disk Image is updated to 6.0.2
  • Increased virtual disk size to 64MB(demo version) & 256MB (commercial version)
  • Added new USB3, LAN & Mass Storage drivers (200 total)
  • New USB3 drivers even in demo version
8.2.0 03/14/2014

- Active@ Disk Image 6.0.1
- Added USB3 drivers to demo version.

8.1 02/27/2014

- Active@ Disk Image 6.0 – full support for exFAT file system & minimization in tray while in progress;
- Active@ File Recovery 12.0.5 - minor kernel improvements and fixes;
- Active@ Disk Monitor 3.1

8.0 01/17/2014

- Improved Boot Disk Creator: localization & manual USB disk selection;
- Added memory testing boot option;
- All the latest software versions:


  • Active@ Partition Manager 3 – new partition resizing functionality
  • Active@ Disk Editor 4 – new advanced templates and navigation
  • Active@ File Recovery 12 – new signatures, virtual disks & file organizing features
  • Active@ Partition Recovery 10 - added data recovery from disk images
  • Active@ KillDisk 8 – new exit codes, user blocking mode & log to XML export
  • Active@ Disk Image 5.6 – added 4KB sector support & Widows 8.1+BCD correction

- Latest Driver’s Pack including Mass Storage, USB3 & Network drivers (203 total)

8.0 Beta 01/09/2014

Added memory testing option

  • Latest Active@ File Recovery 12
  • Latest Active@ Partition Recovery 10
  • Latest Active@ KillDisk 8
  • Latest Active@ Disk Image 5.6

Boot Disk Creator supports localization (5 languages)

7.5.3 11/5/2013 Boot Disk Explorer is improved, fixed problem with filenames duplication. Minor improvements
7.5 07/25/2013 Boot Disk Creator improved

Latest: Active@ Disk Image 5.5.2; Active@ KillDisk 7.5.0; Active@ File Recovery 11.0.5; Active@ Partition Recovery 9.0.4; Active@ Partition Manager 2.6.5; Active@ Data Burner 4.0.5; Active@ Disk Editor 3.0.9.

Optimized package size, more compact installation.

7.1 03/01/2013 Boot Disk Creator improved:
  • Software Update module added
  • Firewall state configuration option added
  • GUI improvements

Latest Active@ Password Changer 5.0.11
WMI and Scripting support added to Boot Disk (Commercial version)

7.0 02/01/2013 Boot Disk Software updated to:
  • Active@ File Recovery 10.0.7 (UFS & Ext4 file systems support)
  • Active@ Partition Recovery 8.0.2 (UFS & Ext4 file systems support)
  • Active@ Disk Image 5.4.2 (SSD support, advanced scheduling)
  • Active@ Password Changer 4.1.235 (drive lock issue resolved)
  • Active@ Disk Monitor 1.4 (new device refresh issue fixed)
  • Active@ KillDisk 7.0.4 (PDF certificates, parallel jobs, e-mail reports)
  • Active@ Disk Editor 2.1.35 (Integration with File & Partition Recovery)

New lightweight installer, more compact installations

6.5 11/16/2012 Boot Disk Creator:
  • can create password protected boot disks
  • can pre-configure Network Settings (Static IP, etc..)
Boot Disk Utilities:
  • Virtual Keyboard added
  • 3 Games added
  • FilePreview component added (for Partition & File Recovery)
Boot Disk Software updated to:
  • Disk Image 5.3.1
  • KillDisk 7.0
  • Disk Editor 2.1(Advanced Search & NTFS templates)

The Demo edition includes standard Win7 SP1 driver set — reducing the installation package by 20 MB. The purchased edition include 152 Driver Packs (USB3 / Mass Storage Devices / Network Cards) — access link and registration keys provided after purchase. This package also has 128 MB available on the virtual drive (compared to 32 MB in Demo). RAM usage: 287 MB — Demo vs. 352 MB — Pro. Both packages can be activated with the same key.

6.0 07/20/2012
  • Active@ File Recovery 9.5
  • Active@ Partition Recovery 7.1
  • Latest QtWeb Internet Browser 3.7
  • Added 152 Driver Packs for USB3, MassStorage & Network Support
5.7 03/31/2012
  • Active@ File Recovery 9.0
  • Active@ KillDisk 6.0
5.5.1 01/10/2012
  • Active@ File Recovery 8.2
  • Active@ Disk Image 5.2.5 (performance boosted up to 150%)
  • Active@ KillDisk 5.5.3 (fixed HDD serial display)
5.4.5 09/29/2011
  • Improved Boot Disk Creator (NTFS formatting added, bugs fixed)
  • Updated Boot Disk utilities
  • Active@ KillDisk version 5.5
  • Active@ Disk Image version 5.1.2
  • Fixed several bugs in Boot Disk Explorer
5.3.3 5/10/2011
  • Windows PE updated to version 3.1 (Windows 7 SP1)
  • Antivirus setup guide added
  • Active@ Password Changer 4.0.111
  • Active@ Disk Image 5.0.2
  • Active@ Partition Recovery 6.0.0.1
  • Active@ File Recovery 8.0.1
  • Active@ Kill Disk 5.2.24 for Windows
5.1.3 1/7/2011
  • Fixed bug when copying several files in Explorer.
5.1.2 11/12/2010
  • Fixed problem with inability to lock first partition by Disk Image and Password Changer.
5.1.1 10/29/2010
  • New Windows PE 3.0 (Windows 7 based) implemented
  • Disk Image is updated to 4.2.4
5.0.10 07/15/2010
  • Disk Image is updated to version 4.0.4
  • Registration problems were fixed
  • DEMO keys algorithm was changed
5.0.5 12/22/2009
  • DEMO package can be registered and activated to Commercial (DOS, Win, Suite)
  • No KEY is required to be typed for DEMO version
  • Boot Disk Creator with a new interface – allows to specify boot options like language and network
  • Boot Disk Creator can create a new media-type - Configured ISO
  • Ability to do multi-boot (DOS+Win)
  • Ability to add user files, user drivers, user scripts, change default start settings (firewall, timezone, etc..)
  • Disk Defragmenter is added
  • All software is updated to their latest versions
5.0 11/19/2009
  • New Boot Disk Creator
  • Singe DOS + Windows CD (BD Creator) – choose boot order – for CD only
  • New Boot Disk Creator (lots of bug fixes)
  • Updated Active@ Boot Disk internal utilities (initBD.exe, explorer.exe ...)
  • Ability to create only DOS, only Windows, dual-boot
  • Ability to format floppy and USB, creating ISO and burning CD/DVD
4.1.8 06/15/2009
  • Disk Image 3.3.3 (speed increased, some bugs fixed, Vista BCD fix supported)
  • Password Changer 3.8.101 (scan speed increased, new checkbox)
  • KillDisk 5.1.23 (new erasing methods, including user defined pattern)
  • Updated documentation on KillDisk, Data Burner
  • Boot Disk Creator fixed to work on older systems
  • New Data Burner (GUI)
  • Boot Disk Explorer improved
4.1.4 03/25/2009
  • Latest Active@ Partition Manager 1.3.9
  • Latest Active@ Disk Image 3.2.6
  • Added utilities (WordPad, Paint, Calc) to menus
  • Boot Disk Creator is updated
4.1.2 02/13/2009
  • Boot Disk Creator minor changes
4.1.1 02/03/2009
  • 2 new utilities were added:
    -System information (can be saved in HTML format)
    -Local Registry Search utility searches for registry on local drives, and automatically attaches them to the Registry Editor for View/Edit
4.1.0 01/14/2009
  • 3 new utilities were added:
    WordPad (able to open almost all Word DOCs )
    Calculator (sometimes essential while using HexEditor)
    MS Paint (able to open/preview almost all images)
    Mail Sender to send e-mail quickly from Boot Disk Environment.
4.0.8 11/7/08
  • Search function is added in the Explorer
  • Screenshot Maker is added
4.0.6 10/23/2008
  • Initialization screen – French language support is added
  • 4 new utilities added: Display Configurator, Languages, Active Boot Disk Explorer documentation is updated
3.0.69 10/25/2007
  • The new product Active@ Disk Monitor is included (S.M.A.R.T parameters + Health for HDDs)
3.0 09/12/2007
  • software released