bootcfg Alternatives

    bootcfg is described as 'Used to edit boot configuration data on Windows systems. Predecessor of bcdedit. Found on Windows XP and prior versions' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to bootcfg for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Solaris. The best alternative is GRUB, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like bootcfg are EasyBCD (Free Personal), Bootice (Free), Grub2Win (Free, Open Source) and Grub Customizer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 3, 2018

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Solaris
      • OpenSolaris
      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.
    1. 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.
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    2. Bootice - utility to modify or backup/restore your MBR (Master Boot Record) or PBR (Partition Boot Record).

      Discontinued

      Author's website no longer exists, software can still be downloaded from third party sites.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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 directory on your Windows C: drive.
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    3. Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      GRUB for DOS is the dos extension of GRUB. It enables dos users to run the configuration console directly in real mode. The project also contains an utility called WINGRUB, an GUI intends to help configuring and installing GRUB in the WINDOWS environment.
    4. Visual BCD Editor - advanced GUI version of bcdedit utility. Automatic boot loader creation - Windows 7|Vista|XP|VHD. Fix boot manager and dual boot problems.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      EFI/UEFI boot option management EasyUEFI owns comprehensive EFI/UEFI boot option management functions, such as create, delete, edit, clean up, backup and restore EFI/UEFI boot options, specifies an one-time boot entry for the next restart, or change EFI/UEFI boot order, all...
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    5. 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 Windows 2000, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 2003 Server, 2008 Server and Linux 2.6, 32- and 64-bit.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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 situations. But LILO is longtime proved and stable.
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