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  • PLoP Boot Manager icon

    PLoP Boot Manager

    The PLoP Boot Manager is a small program to boot different operating systems. You can boot the operating systems from harddisk, floppy, CD/DVD or from USB. You can start...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • It can even help to boot from USB device on old pcs that do not boot from usb. Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Grub Customizer icon

    Grub Customizer

    Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries.

    Open Source Linux

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  • Bootice icon

    Bootice

    Bootice - utility to modify or backup/restore your MBR (Master Boot Record) or PBR (Partition Boot Record). With Bootice, you can easily change your MBR/PBR to...

    Free Windows

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  • BootIt Bare Metal icon

    BootIt Bare Metal

    BootIt Bare Metal is a boot manager and partition manager software utility. Whither you want to do non-destructive repartitioning or boot multiple operating systems...

    Commercial Windows

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    DualBootPRO

    A boot editor for the Windows 7/Vista bootloader. Takes the pain out of BCDEDIT. The logical and easy to use DualBootPRO interface makes it easy for both the novice...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Chameleon Bootloader icon

    Chameleon Bootloader

    Chameleon is a boot loader for Mac OS X. It seems that standard boot loaders for Mac OS X either lack many cool features, or have many cool features, but are...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Grub2Win icon

    Grub2Win

    Safely dual boot Windows and Linux without touching the Windows MBR. Grub2Win installs to Windows 8, Windows 7, XP, 2000 or Vista. It boots native, open source GNU...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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  • VMLite VBoot icon

    VMLite VBoot

    VBoot allows you to boot a physical computer from a single virtual disk file in VHD/VMDK/VDI/Raw format. Each file contains a single operating system. It supports...

    Commercial Windows Linux

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  • OSL2000 Boot Manager icon

    OSL2000 Boot Manager

    OSL2000 is an advanced multi boot manager. Using OSL2000 boot manager, you can directly install, boot and manage upto 100 independent OSs in your computer.

    Commercial Windows

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  • BURG

    burg is a brand-new boot loader based on GRUB . It uses a new object format which allows it to be built in a wider range of OS...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer maintained. Last version, released on 18 October 2010, can be still downloaded from Google Code.
  • Extended Operating System Loader icon

    Extended Operating System Loader

    Written in C++ and licensed under GNU GPL, XOSL (eXtended Operating System Loader) is a user-friendly, window-based graphical boot manager handling large disks and over...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued Since XOSL is no longer maintained, but still usable, a modified version has stemmed form the original one: see https://sourceforge.net/projects/xosl2/
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    Chimera

    Chimera is a Hackintosh bootloader that merges the best features from various branches of Chameleon bootloader, into a new branch based on the latest Chameleon 2.0 RC5...

    Open Source Mac

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  • rEFIt icon

    rEFIt

    rEFIt is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit for EFI-based machines like the Intel Macs. You can use it to boot multiple operating systems easily, including triple-boot...

    Open Source Mac

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    • Discontinued rEFIt is no longer maintained since 2013. The author suggested to check out http://alternativeto.net/software/refind/ , a fork of the original program.
  • bootcfg

    Used to edit boot configuration data on Windows systems. Predecessor of bcdedit. Found on Windows XP and prior versions.

    Commercial Windows

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EasyBCD Comments

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Positive Comment by retrojedi7
about EasyBCD Jul 2016

I know and use this program for 6 years. It get me out of many troublesome situations that would be tough nut to crack otherwise.
Last time the 'Change boot drive' function was very helpful when I installed a new HDD into my desktop pc and wanted to start the OS from it.

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Positive Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about EasyBCD Dec 2012

EasyBCD does what I need to, and at the same time, the user interface doesn't confuse the hell out of me. That's all I'm asking for.

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