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Free Visual BCD Editor Alternatives

The best free alternative to Visual BCD Editor is GRUB, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Visual BCD Editor and 12 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Visual BCD Editor are EasyBCD, Bootice, EasyUEFI and Grub Customizer.

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  • Windows

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  1. GRUB icon

    GRUB

    • 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.

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    GRUB does not allow for editing of the BCD store

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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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  2. EasyBCD icon

    EasyBCD

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    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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    Bootice

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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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  4. EasyUEFI

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

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

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    Grub Customizer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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)!

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    Linux Loader

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

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    rEFIt

    • 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 icon rEFInd - Boot Manager , a fork of the original program.

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  8. Yaboot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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  9. burg

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    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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    Chimera

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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 2.0 RC5 trunk version. It is designed for maximum compatibility across platforms.

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