EasyBCD

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 96 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    592,320
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 29, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try; $24.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    1.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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It's small, free, powerful, and flexible, and advanced users will get a jewel in this handy system boot tool. EasyBCD's crisp, clean, and logical interface presents everything you need to create a multi-OS boot system. Once the additional operating systems are installed, this utility makes it very easy to manage booting into an alternate OS.

Most text windows are easy to read, though users are expected to have the knowledge to understand the information displayed. Almost all configurations are easily set from simple pull-down menus. The occasional button toggle is used, but neither type offers tool tips. You should read the extensive online documentation before installing this utility.

As simple as it is to use, EasyBCD is flexible enough for most users. You can manage booting into Windows, Linux, Mac, or many other operating systems. A diagnostic center and numerous utilities are included that help you find and fix boot problems. The only downside is that not every tool is as well documented as EasyBCD. Simply put, EasyBCD is a must-have tool if you create a multiboot system.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 96 votes

    • 5 star 61
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 14
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5 stars

"Edit Boot Control Menues easily"

December 18, 2011  |  By mspencer80126

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.1.2

Pros

This is great software for developers to easily set up and edit boot control menus. No knowledge of bcdedit necessary

Cons

None that I'm aware of

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5 stars

""Cleaned up my mess""

December 03, 2012  |  By rohitwawge111

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.1.2

Pros

Works as advertised.

Cons

Almost no cons but one time it put another same boot menu item twice although not seen in the user interface.

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5 stars

"Worked as described."

August 04, 2012  |  By brooksd2

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.1.2

Pros

Simple and easy to use

Cons

I haven't found anything wrong with it.

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3 stars

"Never did get it to run"

August 02, 2012  |  By pkingery-indy

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.1.2

Pros

EasyBCD looks like the program I needed to fix a friend's computer if I could have figured out how to get it to run, but...

Cons

I never got it to run. I downloaded it but then what? It appears to need to be installed "on" the same computer that is experiencing the boot problem. I putting the EasyBCD on a USB drive, then booted up using a BartPE (XP environment), but EasyBCD would not install nor run. It appears that I needed to run it on the machine that would not boot. If I was able to get it to boot in order to load EasyBCD, I would not have needed EasyBCD. I finally ended up simply replacing the HDD. -Phil K in Indy

Summary

I don't want to influence anyone one way or the other, but anyone considering this, might want to also look at downloading "partition wizard home edition iso" and burning that to a CD. It's free and it's bootable. -Phil K in Indy

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4 stars

"Works very well in most cases."

July 26, 2012  |  By cmfurgason

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.1.2

Pros

I have several drives in my box varying from XP to Win8. Using BCD 2.1.2 I was able to set up boots for XP and Win7, but...

Cons

Win8 refused to play ball, which means I have to boot from the BIOS for Win8.

Summary

This may be a problem that will be fixed in a future build of BCD. Hope so.

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5 stars

"Works great!"

April 22, 2012  |  By scottbomb

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.1.2

Pros

Works perfectly on the main PC and the laptop.

Cons

I've had no problems.

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4 stars

"Is This Free?"

March 19, 2012  |  By Nolil

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.1.2

Pros

Tell me is it Free or buy. But this is great.

Cons

This product there is no Trial Version such as 30 days. Because its Free.

Summary

Good Product tell me its Free.

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5 stars

"Easy To Use Interface And A Nice Tool For Boot Menu"

March 18, 2012  |  By debianmr

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.1.2

Pros

A very nice tool to Use with an understandable interface. Otherwise almost very hard to tweak Boot Menu (If you do not know the partition details etc.) is very easy

Cons

Almost no cons but one time it put another same boot menu item twice although not seen in the user interface.

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3 stars

"dotnetfx ?"

March 16, 2012  |  By johntallsmith

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.1.2

Pros

I'm at the installing stage now

Cons

Why can't these coders make installing dotnetfx optional. It's a 50MB download and nearly everyone already has it installed.

Summary

Bad installer.

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5 stars

"Multi-boot PC's best friend"

February 07, 2012  |  By OlderThanOld

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.1.2

Pros

Simple to set up multi-boot configurations.
Supports both Windows and Linux.
Works with both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems.
Free for personal use; low-cost for commercial use.

Cons

None worth mentioning.

Summary

If you're setting up your computer to boot into multiple operating systems, even across multiple drives, EasyBCD is a simple and quick way to get the configuration done. If you've done multi-boot setup before, this will be simpler. Any questions can be addressed to the product's forums, where you can find a wealth of help. Highly recommended.

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4 stars

"bootloader"

February 02, 2012  |  By yellowjester

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.1.2

Pros

it boots up

Cons

none at all

Summary

it boots

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.2
Version 2.1.2 supports the recently-released Fedora 16, which is the first Fedora Linux version to feature the usage of GRUB2 (instead of the old Legacy GRUB).
General
Publisher NeoSmart Technologies
Publisher web site http://neosmart.net/
Release Date November 29, 2011
Date Added November 29, 2011
Version 2.1.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 1.54MB
File Name EasyBCD 2.2.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 592,320
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $24.95

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