EasyBCD Alternatives

    EasyBCD is described as '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' and is a well-known app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to EasyBCD for Windows, Linux, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is Grub Customizer, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like EasyBCD are Bootice (Free), rEFInd - Boot Manager (Free, Open Source), Grub2Win (Free, Open Source) and Visual BCD Editor (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 20, 2020

    1. Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries.
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      Most users think Grub Customizer is a great alternative to EasyBCD.
      Grub Customizer customizes Grub and EasyBCD changes windows
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      is for linux, easy bcd is for windows
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      It can REALLY rescue you, when you have NO access to Windows & it's bootloader.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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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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      Most users think Bootice is a great alternative to EasyBCD.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      rEFInd is a fork of the rEFIt boot manager for computers based on the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) and Unified EFI (UEFI).
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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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      the name grub makes it ok to me
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    3. 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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    4. 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
      • Mac
      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 explore the EFI pre-boot environment.

      Discontinued

      rEFIt is no longer maintained since 2013. The author suggested to check out rEFInd - Boot Manager , a fork of the original program.

      • 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.
    5. 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.
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