EasyBCD

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 95 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7.2
  • Total Downloads:
    592,320
  • Date Added:
    May 29, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

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1 stars

"Does not work to set up dual boot with linux - period"

December 23, 2013  |  By zacharysonicfast

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.2

Pros

GUI is OK. Easy install *IF* you are careful. Some places pass junkware to the installation.

Cons

Does NOT work as advertised.
It will NOT add proper entries to allow for dual booting with Linux and Win7 64 bit home premium.

Every single entry other than windows returns this error:
Missing or corrupt autogrub(some number).mbr error code 0.....098

It also takes forever to make a single change too.

Summary

Some people may have success with this program, but I do not.

I only recommend you try it once. If it don't do EXACTLY what you want the very first time, get rid of it and try something else.

And watch out for copies that contain junkware.

Adding a bootloader entry for a Linux partition should be a breeze.

Seems Micro$shaft struck AGAIN...

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5 stars

"Simple but amazing do the job and do it right."

August 19, 2013  |  By Hefusuto

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.2

Pros

Can easly work with same SO in a diferent HDD

Cons

Nothing wrong when use in a indepen HDD

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5 stars

"Great Tool"

May 09, 2013  |  By eg180

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.2

Pros

Allows easy GUI editing of bootloader.
Recognizes most mainstream and even some not-so mainstream operating systems.
Allows you to change OS order, default boot OS and timeout.
Allows you to reinstall BCD wherever you want without putting in a Windows installation disc and typing in a command prompt. (which only works to put it on the MBR anyway)

Cons

Frequently asks for donations on free version, even when you tell it not to.

Summary

This is simply a GUI tool to edit BCD, the bootloader that Microsoft uses with Windows Vista and Windows 7. Their site claims it works with Windows 8 also, though I don't know what bootloader 8 uses. It's useless with earlier versions of Windows because they use different bootloaders.

What this software does: Allows you to edit the bootloader that comes with Vista and Windows 7. What it doesn't do: Anything else. If you were expecting this program to modify partitions, install operating systems, order pizza, do your taxes or anything else, you're out of luck. This is a very handy tool for people who multi boot Windows and other operating systems, such as Linux, BSD, Solaris, etc. It comes in handy because Windows 7 will overwrite whatever bootloader you install, be it GRUB or whatever, so it's easier to simply edit BCD than to go through that headache. And, since Microsoft, unlike most operating systems, offers no GUI tool for doing this, it's a really handy tool.

Updated on May 9, 2013

Read product descriptions before you try it and post reviews! Nowhere in the description does it claim to be able to shrink partitions. In fact, it doesn't modify partitions in any way, it simply adds boot entries to the bootloader. Windows comes with a great tool for shrinking, adding, modifying partitions, you don't need any external software for doing this.

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1 stars

"EasyBCD is violating Microsoft copyright"

February 08, 2013  |  By boyans

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.2

Pros

No pros as violating Microsoft Copyright by claiming that easyldr is a Neosmart product - it is ntldr - a Microsoft product.

Neosmart are crooks ! Stealing foreign work is a criminal act !

Cons

Neosmart are crooks ! Stealing foreign work is a criminal act !

Summary

Neosmart are crooks ! Stealing foreign work is a criminal act !

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1 stars

"EasyBCD is violating copyright law"

February 04, 2013  |  By boyans

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.0.2

Pros

No pros as violating Microsoft Copyright by claiming that easyldr is a Neosmart product - it is ntldr - a Microsoft product.

Neosmart are crooks ! Stealing foreign work is a criminal act !

Cons

Neosmart are crooks !

Summary

Neosmart are crooks !

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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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1 stars

"AdWare, adds itself to your favourites and your feeds"

November 15, 2012  |  By lyom1989

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.2

Pros

- It does what it says: It will read your BCD and show the information there. I did not try editing, because I didn't want to mess up more without backing up.

Cons

- When I started Windows Mail, I was confused to see that I have 15 "new feeds". EasyBCD has added itself to my "Favourite Feeds" - without my permission!
- Later on, I started Internet Explorer - and EasyBCD has created a favourite there - again, without telling me, or my permission.
- I uninstalled the software, and neither the feed, nor the favourite were deleted. Which means that they "look over" some things that they did to your system (namely the ads they installed) instead of performing a complete uninstall. This is very fishy behaviour, and no reputable software producer would do that.

With all that, I don't know what else it did to my system. I do not trust them at all anymore, and I might just disassemble their program to see what else they did. They left some feeds to their site in, some favourites - what else did they do that they don't tell you about?

Stay away from the software and the site!

Summary

While the advertised features work, this software installs ads on your system without your permission. These ads are never mentioned and not deleted if you uninstall their software again. Because of that, I suggest anyone to look for better alternatives.

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5 stars

"works like i need it"

November 14, 2012  |  By davyodets94

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.2

Pros

works like i need it

Cons

works like i need it

Summary

works like i need it

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3 stars

"Doesn't work. Had to go back to pre 2.x"

November 13, 2012  |  By cwiseley

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.2

Pros

Looks like it should work but had no effect on boot menu

Cons

It did not skip the menu when selected or change the timimg on two different machines (q6600 and i7 3.4) running Win 7

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3 stars

"Disappointed because of lack of Support"

November 08, 2012  |  By cmfurgason

 |  Version: EasyBCD 2.2

Pros

EasyBCD 2.2 makes dual-booting very easy.

Cons

If the drive on which you have BCD loaded (primary) crashes, it then becomes impossible to boot to the other (secondary) drive. I have tried Dual Boot Fix, cmd prompt fixes: bootrec /fixmbr, bootrec /bootfix, bootrec /Rebuildbcd, but the only way I could use that other (secondary) drive was to replace the primary drive that crashed and install EasyBCD on it and list the non-bootable secondary drive.

Summary

It works fine unless something happens to the primary drive. There is no documentation on how to boot to the secondary drive in that event.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.7.2
Whats New :
  • Error when saving options in EasyBCD
  • EasyBCD no longer compatible with Gutsy's Wubi Installer
  • iReboot button does not work on Windows Server 2003
  • Don't show extended partitions in EasyBCD drive drop-down menu
  • Warn user if NTLDR not found when adding legacy NT entry
  • Warn user if Bootsect.dos not found when adding legacy Windows entry
  • Bootsector-based entries are added with an explicit device parameter
  • Don't use WMI to get drives for WinPE stuff
  • Rewritten Update Checker
  • Bcdedit debugger
  • BootPart debugger
General
Publisher NeoSmart Technologies
Publisher web site http://neosmart.net/
Release Date May 29, 2008
Date Added May 29, 2008
Version 1.7.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements
  • Windows NT 4 SP 6
  • Windows 2003 SP 1
  • Windows XP AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows NT 4 SP 2
  • Windows 2000 SP 1
  • Windows 2003 64-bit
  • Windows 2003 AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit SP 2
  • Windows NT 4 SP 3
  • Windows 2000 SP 2
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 R2
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 2003 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows Vista AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 4
  • Windows 2000 SP 3
  • Windows NT 4
  • Windows XP 32-bit
  • Windows XP SP 1
  • Windows Server 2003 x86 R2
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2003 Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 5
  • Windows 2000 SP 4
  • Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 1
  • Windows Server 2008 x64
  • Windows NT 3
  • Windows Server 2008 x86
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows 2003 32-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit SP 2
  • Windows XP SP 2
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 2003 Itanium 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows XP Pro
  • Download Information
    File Size 1.54MB
    File Name EasyBCD 2.2.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 592,320
    Downloads Last Week 2
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