Free Visual BCD Editor Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Visual BCD Editor is GRUB, which is both free and 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 (Free Personal), Bootice (Free), Grub Customizer (Free, Open Source) and EasyUEFI (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Feb 11, 2021

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Mac
    • BSD
    • Solaris
    • OpenSolaris

    Features

    • MBR
    • Portable
    • UEFI Support
    • USB to NTFS
    • Zero configuration
    • Text-based
    • 3 way sync
    • Multi boot
    • Operating system
    • Support for Android Things
    • Command line interface
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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. View 21 alternatives to GRUB
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Solaris
      • OpenSolaris
      GRUB vs Visual BCD Editor
      pros, cons and recent comments
      VBCDEdit is for EDITING of BCD storage for using it by WinLoader. While this tool doesn't touch this storage at all.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      4
      GRUB does not allow for editing of the BCD store
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      0
    • Boot utility to easily tweak your Windows boot configuration and setup multi-boot systems. View 20 alternatives to EasyBCD
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      EasyBCD vs Visual BCD Editor
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Visual BCD Editor is a complete BCD Editor. EasyBCD is able to edit only a small portion of BCD.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      -1


    • Bootice - utility to modify or backup/restore your MBR (Master Boot Record) or PBR (Partition Boot Record). View 7 alternatives to Bootice

      Discontinued

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

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
    • Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries. View 17 alternatives to Grub Customizer
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Grub Customizer vs Visual BCD Editor
      pros, cons and recent comments
      GRUB does not edit BCD (Windows Boot Configuration Data)!
      Negative comment 4 months ago

      0
    • Manage EFI/UEFI Boot Options & Manage EFI System Partitions & Fix EFI/UEFI Boot Issues. View 20 alternatives to EasyUEFI
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows


    • rEFIt is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit for EFI-based machines like the Intel Macs. View 22 alternatives to rEFIt

      Discontinued

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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
    • 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. View 20 alternatives to Linux Loader
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Linux Loader vs Visual BCD Editor
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Linux is not Windows. Windows BCD is a data store containing boot options for Windows.
      Negative comment 4 months ago

      0
    • Yaboot is a PowerPC bootloader for Open Firmware based machines including New World Apple Macintosh, IBM RS/6000, IBM pSeries and IBM OpenPower machines. View 13 alternatives to Yaboot
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
    • Burg is a brand-new boot loader based on GRUB. View 19 alternatives to burg

      Discontinued

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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • Many system developers complain about repetitive settings of their testing Windows workstations to make them usable for testing software. View 4 alternatives to BellaVista
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      BellaVista vs Visual BCD Editor
      pros, cons and recent comments
      BellaVista can edit only small part of BCD.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      1
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