VistaBootPro

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  • Version: 3.3
  • Publisher: www.vistabootpro.org
  • File Size: 1.59 MB
  • Date: Jun 01, 2007
  • License: Freeware
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VistaBootPRO is an application used to make changes to the Windows Vista Boot Configuration Data (BCD) registry quickly and easily, in a fraction of the time it takes to use the alternative, which is the command prompt based application bcdedit.exe, located in the Windowssystem32 folder of Windows Vista.

Designed for both beginners and advanced users, VistaBootPRO can be used to make "cosmetic" changes to the Windows Vista boot Menu such as changing the name of the Operating Systems shown in the boot menu and make advanced "functional" changes like adding an Operating System to the boot menu and repairing the Windows Vista boot configuration data.

Advanced settings include backing up and exporting your boot loader configuration and modifying various details for the entries.

For those who have used bcdedit.exe in the past, you will be impressed with the ease of use and functionality that VistaBootPRO provides.

The Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store contains boot configuration parameters and controls how the operating system is started in Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn" operating systems.

These parameters were previously in the Boot.ini file (in BIOS-based operating systems) or in the nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM) entries (in Extensible Firmware Interface-based operating systems).

You can use the Bcdedit.exe command-line tool to affect the Windows? code which runs in the pre-operating system environment by adding, deleting, editing, and appending entries in the BCD store. Bcdedit.exe is located in the WindowsSystem32 directory of the Windows Vista partition.

Why was there a change to BCD from Boot.ini?
BCD was created to provide an improved mechanism for describing boot configuration data. With the development of new firmware models (for example, the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)), an extensible and interoperable interface was required to abstract the underlying firmware.

This new design provides the foundation for a variety of new features in Windows Vista (for example, the Startup Repair tool and Multi-User Install shortcuts).

Advanced settings include backing up and exporting your boot loader configuration, making advanced "functional" changes like adding an Operating System to the boot menu, repairing the Windows Vista boot configuration data and modifying other settings which will affect the way that Vista boots. VistaBootPRO can also be used to make "cosmetic" changes to the Windows Vista boot menu such as changing the name of the Operating Systems shown and changing the default boot operating system.

VistaBootPRO may be used from within Windows Vista and Longhorn Server, as well as legacy operating systems including Windows 2000, 2000 Server, XP/MCE, and Server 2003.

The license of this software is Freeware, you can free download and free use this boot cd software.

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