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    Visual BCD Editor Alternatives

    Visual BCD Editor is described as '- advanced GUI version of bcdedit utility. Automatic boot loader creation - Windows 7|Vista|XP|VHD. Fix boot manager and dual boot problems' and is a Boot Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Visual BCD Editor 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 Visual BCD Editor are EasyBCD, Bootice, Grub Customizer and EasyUEFI.

    This page was last updated Feb 11, 2021
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    Visual BCD Editor - advanced GUI version of bcdedit utility. Automatic boot loader creation - Windows 7|Vista|XP|VHD. Fix...
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      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.
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      VBCDEdit is for EDITING of BCD storage for using it by WinLoader. While this tool doesn't touch this storage at all.
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      GRUB does not allow for editing of the BCD store
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    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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      Visual BCD Editor is a complete BCD Editor. EasyBCD is able to edit only a small portion of BCD.
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    2. Bootice - utility to modify or backup/restore your MBR (Master Boot Record) or PBR (Partition Boot Record).

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

    3. Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries.
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      GRUB does not edit BCD (Windows Boot Configuration Data)!
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Manage EFI/UEFI Boot Options & Manage EFI System Partitions & Fix EFI/UEFI Boot Issues.


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      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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      Linux is not Windows. Windows BCD is a data store containing boot options for Windows.
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      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.

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

    4. 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.
      BootIt Bare Metal vs Visual BCD Editor opinions
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      Bare Metal is far more than BCDEditor. Only requires electricity to run it. Not .NET or other bs.
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      BootIt is a boot manager. Visual BCD is only able to edit boot configuration data.
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      Yaboot is a PowerPC bootloader for Open Firmware based machines including New World Apple Macintosh, IBM RS/6000, IBM pSeries and IBM OpenPower machines.
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    5. 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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