EasyBCD Alternatives

    EasyBCD is described as 'Boot utility to easily tweak your Windows boot configuration and setup multi-boot systems' 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 (Free, Open Source), Visual BCD Editor (Free) and Grub2Win (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Mar 8, 2018

    • 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.
      • Windows
    • A boot editor for the Windows 7/Vista bootloader. Takes the pain out of BCDEDIT.
      • Windows


    • Burg is a brand-new boot loader based on GRUB.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer maintained.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

      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • Yaboot is a PowerPC bootloader for Open Firmware based machines including New World Apple Macintosh, IBM RS/6000, IBM pSeries and IBM OpenPower machines.
      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Many system developers complain about repetitive settings of their testing Windows workstations to make them usable for testing software.
      • Free
      • Windows
    • 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...

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      Since XOSL is no longer maintained, but still usable, a modified version has stemmed form the original one: see https://sourceforge.net/projects/xosl2/

      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Used to edit boot configuration data on Windows systems. Predecessor of bcdedit. Found on Windows XP and prior versions.
      • Windows
    • 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.
      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
    • Partita 2000 is a tiny boot manager with a Y2K patch for old BIOSes.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer updated.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

      No screenshots yet
      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Dabid's Multiboot is a GUI substitute for bootcfg, popular in France.

      Discontinued

      No screenshots yet
      • Free
      • Windows