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  • GRUB icon

    GRUB

    GNU GRUB is a multiboot boot loader. It was derived from GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader, which was originally designed and implemented by Erich Stefan Boleyn. Briefly, boot loader is the first software program that runs when a...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Solaris OpenSolaris

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    EasyBCD

    EasyBCD is NeoSmart Technologies multiple award-winning answer to tweaking Windows bootloader. With EasyBCD, almost anything is possible, e.g. to boot a Win7-VHD-image. Setting up and configuring Windows boot entries is simple, and...

    Free Personal Windows

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    • Visual BCD Editor is a complete BCD Editor. EasyBCD is able to edit only a small portion of BCD. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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 the boot manager from floppy, CD, network and there are many...

    Open Source macOS Windows 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 another type. Supported boot records are: Grub4DOS, SysLinux, PLoP...

    Free Windows

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    Grub Customizer

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

    Open Source Linux

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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, this is the product for you. Manage your partitions, install...

    Commercial Windows

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    • BootIt is a boot manager. Visual BCD is only able to edit boot configuration data. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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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  • 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 setups with Boot Camp. It also provides an easy way to enter and...

    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.
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    GRUB for DOS

    GRUB for DOS is an universal boot loader based on GNU GRUB. It can boot various OSes (some directly, some using their standard boot managers) on different media (HDD, CD/DVD, external USB devices, etc).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    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 grub version 2.00 code. Everything is contained in one 7 MB...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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  • 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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  • 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, including Linux/Windows/OSX/FreeBSD, etc. It also has a highly...

    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.
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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 and advanced user. No complex command line application editing. ...

    Commercial Windows

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    • DualBootPro can edit only a small part of BCD. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    BellaVista

    Many system developers complain about repetitive settings of their testing Windows workstations to make them usable for testing software. Number of dialogs you need to go through is bigger on Windows Vista or newer, where the...

    Free Windows

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    • BellaVista can edit only small part of BCD. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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 trunk version. It is designed for maximum compatibility across...

    Open Source Mac

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  • Dabid's Multiboot

    Dabid's Multiboot is a GUI substitute for bootcfg, popular in France. This tool works as a simplified editor for the boot.ini file (where settings for WinNT built-in boot loader NTLDR are stored); as such it can boot a...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued
  • 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 closed-sourced. With Chameleon you can have all benefits of features...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Linux Loader

    The development of LILO as classic bootloader for GNU/Linux systems was restarted in June 2010. Because of the simpleness LILO has some advantages comparing with Grub and Grub2. But nowadays LILO is not the bootloader for all...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Yaboot

    Yaboot is a PowerPC bootloader for Open Firmware based machines including New World Apple Macintosh, IBM RS/6000, IBM pSeries and IBM OpenPower machines.

    Open Source Linux

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