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  • EasyBCD icon

    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

  • KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) icon

    KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)

    KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core...

    Open Source Linux

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    Portable Virtualbox

    Portable-VirtualBox is a free and open source software tool that lets you run any operating system from a usb stick without separate installation. It unpacks and adjusts the paths and configuration of VirtualBox so it will run...

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • Grub Customizer icon

    Grub Customizer

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

    Open Source Linux

  • OpenVZ icon

    OpenVZ

    OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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

  • JPC icon

    JPC

    PC is the fast Java™ x86 PC emulator. Features: - 100% pure Java - Runs as an applet - Modular and customisable - Snapshot capability - Integrated debugger - Bulletproof security

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • bochs icon

    bochs

    Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes emulation of the Intel x86 CPU, common I/O devices, and a custom BIOS. Currently, Bochs can be compiled to...

    Open Source Windows Linux AmigaOS MorphOS

  • StarWind V2V Converter icon

    StarWind V2V Converter

    Convert VMDK to VHD and VHD to VMDK for free StarWind Converter is a downloadable V2V conversion tool for virtual machines. You can use it to convert VMDK to VHD files and VHD to VMDK as well as to IMG file, which is a native...

    Free Windows

  • QEMU Manager icon

    QEMU Manager

    Qemu Manager is an easy to use management tool for the open-source QEMU emulator. It has a wealth of features for creating, managing and running multiple virtual machines. It also allows you to run...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 7.0, released in April 2010, can be still downloaded from Download.com
  • GRUB for DOS icon

    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

  • 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

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

  • DualBootPRO icon

    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

  • Paragon Virtualization Manager icon

    Paragon Virtualization Manager

    A powerful tool to help you easily migrate a Windows-based computer to a virtual environment (P2V) of a major virtualization software vendor, regardless of how or where the computer is being backed up.

    Commercial Windows

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    FAUMachine

    FAUmachine is a virtual machine, similar in many respects to VMWare[tm], QEMU or Virtual PC[tm]. What distinguishes FAUmachine from these other virtual machines, are the following features: The FAUmachine virtual machine runs as a...

    Open Source Linux

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    VMLite XP Mode

    VMLite XP Mode offers similar functions as Microsoft Windows XP Mode, but doesn't require hardware virtualization. It allows you to run Windows XP at the same time from your desktop running on a different host operating system. ...

    Commercial Windows

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    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

    • 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

  • VMWare Disk Mount icon

    VMWare Disk Mount

    The VMWare Disk Mount utility allows you to mount a VMDK file as a drive. VMWARE distributes a command line utility with no graphical interface (GUI). This is the graphical interface for the VMWare Disk Mount. This light-weight tool...

    Free Windows

  • VMLite Workstation icon

    VMLite Workstation

    VMLite Workstation is a virtualization component, that allows you to run more than one operating system (OS) at the same time on a single physical computer. For example, you can simultaneously run Windows XP on a PC that is already...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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 30 different operating systems. Some features... -...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • 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/
  • VMLite MyOldPCs icon

    VMLite MyOldPCs

    Here are the simple steps it takes to have your old PC up and running in your new PC, using VMLite: * Get an external hard drive that can hold all the data on your old PC. * Copy a simple MyOldPCs program to the hard drive and...

    Commercial Windows

  • Linux Loader icon

    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

  • Partita 2000

    Partita 2000 is a tiny boot manager with a Y2K patch for old BIOSes. It features a timed autoboot and can automatically change partition type to hidden for selected partitions when loading a given OS.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version can be still downloaded from the official website, in the Early Work section.

VMLite VBoot Comments

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Negative Comment by JMearsXS
about VMLite VBoot Dec 2012

VBoot allows native booting from most types of virtual disk image, like windows 7's feature but for more OSes and disk types. all these examples are for virtualising an entire PC, whereas VBoot just allows booting from a virtual disk file on a physical computer.

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Portable VMLite and Portable VBoot:The portable version is ...

Comment by em4020
about VMLite VBoot Jun 2011

Portable VMLite and Portable VBoot:
The portable version is not for free, see
http://www.vmlite.com/index.php/forums/9-vmlite-xp-mode/1083-portable-virtualbox-and-vmlite#2912

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Since 2010-11-15 VBoot for Windows XP 32-bit version is ava ...

Comment by em4020
about VMLite VBoot Jun 2011

Since 2010-11-15 VBoot for Windows XP 32-bit version is available as a download
Download VBoot for Windows XP 32bit (5MB):
http://www.vmlite.com/index.php/download/vboot/39-vboot
Download VBoot to use with your own Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit VHD file or with your own Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit VHD file or with your ownFedora 13 32-bit VHD file:
http://www.vmlite.com/index.php/products/vboot/download-linux-vboot-appliances

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I also think, this is a not-ready projectOn the website of ...

Comment by em4020
about VMLite VBoot Jun 2011

I also think, this is a not-ready project
On the website of VBoot there was in Sept.2010 the reference:
"More information will be available at release time."
Because no other software can achieve, what VBoot will achieve, when it will be released,
I have added the VBoot-app in a very early stage.

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Is this a not-ready project? Can't find the way to download ...

Comment by OP2506
about VMLite VBoot Jun 2011

Is this a not-ready project? Can't find the way to download it.

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