BootNext is a small but powerful system tool developed for Windows 8.1/7/Vista operating system.
Note: List of bootable devices depends on CSM (BIOS emulation) state (enabled/disabled).
a) Using Visual BCD Editor you can create a Linux loader (boot sector loader) with the click of a button
(using Dual-boot Repair tool/"Boot Sector Viewer" extract Linux boot record to a file)
and amend created loader's path to the extracted boot sector file. This method is clean as it does not include third party boot loaders!
With a boot sector loader in BCD you can also chain load plop* boot loader and create boot entries for USB, CD/DVD (without BIOS support!) and
chain loading grub4dos* boot loader you can create boot entries for almost anything boot able like ISO files, Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X etc.
See Dual boot Win 7 and Linux/UNIX for details on creating boot sector loaders.
b) Windows 7 recovery - on a DELL Notebook boot to Windows 7 recovery using UEFI booting was not possible unless CSM was enabled.
Using BootNext tool you can create with simple selection and click a safe mode loader(with or without boot menu entry) for Windows 8.1/7/Vista.
Available safe modes for selection are:
For booting in safe mode you select the created safe mode loader and click on "Boot selected" button.
See also BootNext help for details.
Free for home, non-profit use.
Program cannot be hosted on other sites !
No installation - just place the two files extracted from zip in any (empty) directory. On run the program creates a desktop shortcut to itself.
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.Net Framework 2.0 or 4.0. Tool runs on Vista or later.
*You can download plop from https://www.plop.at
grub4dos from http://sourceforge.net/projects/grub4dos/