Welcome to GBAtemp Project Spotlight, where we shine the spotlight on the incredible creations and projects from within the GBAtemp community. For our first issue we're taking a look at MediCat USB by GBAtemp member @Jayro
✔ Project is still active.
✔ This project is absolutely free to use; I do not charge anything for MediCat USB.
✔ The full MediCat USB aims to replace Hiren's Boot CD/DVD, for bleeding edge computers.
✔ Derivative projects are allowed and encouraged.
✔ MediCat USB is clean of viruses, malware, or any kind of malicious code.
✔ Modify MediCat's ISOs and menus as you see fit!
✔ USB bootable using ImageUSB.
✔ Supports Legacy BIOS (CSM) and UEFI
✔ Now has a page on http://alternativeto.net/software/medicat-dvd/
✔ Gluten-free, non-GMO, gender neutral, and no trans-fats!
What is MediCat USB?
Made by GBAtemp member @Jayro , MediCat USB is a bootable operating system that is loaded with useful PC tools to help users diagnose and test PC's in an easy-to-use and user friendly environment. Following in the footsteps of the ever-popular Hiren's BootCD, MediCat USB has been massively modernized and is designed to target modern 64-bit PC's.
The MediCat USB discussion thread has been going since February 2014 and has recently surpassed 3,172,584 views!
Q&A with Jayro, developer of MediCat USB
- What is Medicat USB in a nutshell?
MediCat USB is a bootable USB stick for PC repair. But unlike many others out there, I keep it updated frequently, and it's for bleeding-edge computers. (64-bit, UEFI and at least 4GB of RAM)
- What features and functionality does Medicat USB provide?
Functionally, MediCat USB is a multiboot USB stick that provides users with everything from password removal of Windows Accounts, malware removal, partitioning of hard disks, among a bunch of other features.
- What sets MediCat USB apart from the alternatives?
MediCat USB has one major feature that many others don't, and that's ease of use. I try to keep it as easy and user-friendly as possible. It uses Ventoy as it's base to boot up, which allows a user to add their favorite ISOs, and they'll magically show up in the main menu when it's booted up.
- When did you begin work on MediCat USB?
I began writing MediCat USB in early 2012, but kept it to myself.
- Any advice for wannabe coders?
My advice is to never stop trying to improve your code. I'm constantly trying out new ideas and ways to go about making things operate, and it's a very fun learning experience.
- What got you into this project in particular?
I needed to have my own software toolbox to do PC repair, but the ones available to me were lacking in covering all the bases. So I made my own using YUMI, and later made it into a bootable ISO. And in 2014, I decided to share it with the rest of the world.
- Do you have anything else you'd like to say?
In closing, I'd just like to say thank you to everyone that's given me advice in the official thread, I've learned a lot for my fellow GBAtemp members, and I'm thrilled to have MediCat USB live and thrive on GBAtemp. You guys keep me going!
Thanks for reading. If you are a developer and have a project you'd like given the GBAtemp spotlight treatment please feel free to PM me here !
MediCat USB official discussion thread (GBAtemp)
Download links for MediCat USB