Visual BCD Editor - Windows 8/7/Vista
Visual BCD Editor is an advanced GUI version of Windows bcdedit utility.
It is the first GUI tool to implement full editing of Windows 7/Vista Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store.
(For Windows 8/8.1 on BIOS or UEFI we recommend version 0.9.0.1 of the tool as later versions can edit only objects which have a description - boot manager and loaders.)
The tool gives a structured view of Windows BCD store with its explorer like interface and is easy to use for novice and advanced users.
Visual BCD Editor implements automatic creation of loaders for dual or multi boot systems with Windows 7/Vista/XP and VHD installations (since version 0.9.2) and so is the ultimate Windows 7 dual boot editor.
Boot sector loaders (for booting Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mac OS X) are created with one click and need additional extraction of MBR or PBR with dd utility for Windows or using Boot Sector Viewer from Dual-boot Repair tool(in development - automatic creation of GRUB based loaders).
New in version 0.9.3 - handling of Custom Bootstrap Actions (boot-time keyboard shortcuts to loaders).
The user can create and change the value of more than 140 properties of BCD objects by simple edits. Other similar utilities give access to not more than 20 properties.
All used constants, names, objects and elements are as defined by Microsoft.
Runtime requirements: .NET Framework 2.0 (and/or .NET 4 with simple fix).
The tool has not been fully tested on GPT/UEFI and Windows 7/8 but editing should be possible on all elements. Repair and export/import of BCD should work as well.
Dual-boot Repair tool - automatic one-click repair for dual or multi boot systems based on Windows 7/Vista.
Accompanying Dual-boot Repair tool is part of Visual BCD package and needs .NET Framework 2.0 and Windows XP as minimum.
It can repair the MBR, partition boot records (PBR's), Windows BCD and the disk structure by simple selections and clicks. The tool offers automatic one-click dual-boot repair for non-booting Windows 7/Vista in the scenario of a dual or multi boot system with Windows 7/Vista/XP. Windows bootmgr problems are fixed as well.