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GRUB Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to GRUB for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is rEFInd - Boot Manager, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to GRUB and 15 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to GRUB are MSConfig, Grub2Win, GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB and Visual BCD Editor.

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  1. rEFInd - Boot Manager icon

    rEFInd - Boot Manager

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    9 alternatives to rEFInd - Boot Manager 

    rEFInd is a fork of the rEFIt boot manager for computers based on the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) and Unified EFI (UEFI). Like rEFIt, rEFInd is a boot manager, meaning that it presents a menu of options to the user when the computer...

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  2. MSConfig icon

    MSConfig

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    35 alternatives to MSConfig 

    MSConfig, or Microsoft System Configuration Utility, is a utility to troubleshoot the Microsoft Windows startup process.

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  3. Grub2Win icon

    Grub2Win

    • Windows
    • Linux
    18 alternatives to 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 directory on your Windows C: drive.

    The simple Windows.

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  4. GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB icon

    GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    17 alternatives to GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB 

    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.

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    Discontinued

    It was last updated in 2013.

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  5. Visual BCD Editor icon

    Visual BCD Editor

    16 alternatives to Visual BCD Editor 

    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.

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    Visual BCD Editor


  6. Gag

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    7 alternatives to Gag 

    GAG (initials, in spanish, of Graphical Boot Manager) is a Boot Manager program. It's loaded when the computer is turned on and allows you to choose the operating system you want to use.

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    Discontinued

    The latest version (4.10) is from 2008.

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    gummiboot

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    7 alternatives to gummiboot 

    gummiboot is a simple UEFI boot manager which executes configured EFI images. The default entry is selected by a configured pattern (glob) or an on-screen menu.

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    Discontinued

    In May 2015, gummiboot was fully integrated into systemd to form its systemd-boot component that serves as a UEFI boot manager. Following this action, the source code repository of gummiboot was emptied out in July 2015. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gummiboot_(software)

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  8. BootIt Bare Metal icon

    BootIt Bare Metal

    18 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  PortableBootIt Bare Metal can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. burg

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    19 alternatives to 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.

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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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  10. OSL2000 Boot Manager icon

    OSL2000 Boot Manager

    18 alternatives to 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.

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