Having used this to try and remove an old boot option and leave XP as the default. I selected to install the Easy BCD and after rebooting my operating system just is not there. I get a forever circle of going through the setup menu as it won't let me do a safe boot or boot from my windows install DVD. Tried to boot from USB to no avail.
Look elsewhere for advice before trying this as it notifies you that changes cannot be saved when entering the setup menu once you have embarked down this path.
This is very handy for those who already know how to setup dual booting, eg... Linux, Windows... however, I found that most newbies, mainly those installing Linux side by side with Windows, really benefit from this. Anyone who has installed two OS's in dual, know how some can really get messy, not being able to get the boot back in order and left scratching their heads. This can definitely ease the pain.
If you're looking for quality freeware, EasyBCD is as good as you can get. I found its many features from the backup of the MBR and BCD to the automated set up of Linux, BSD, and OS X dual-boots with Windows Vista to be quite amazing.
The interface is very simple and easy-to-use, without any quirks or difficult-to-locate features.
It's a very powerful utility, and of course, it's free, making its price/value infinitely awesome.
It's a really good tool, very much recommended. Doesn't use much space (less than a MB!) and not much memory either (6MB on this machine). A must-have tool, really.
Easy install and small footprint. Excellent boot manager for Vista,Linux,XP,etc. Easy to configure and has excellent help files.Used it to configure 3 operating systems on one pc. Note: You naturally have to know what your doing when configuring for multiple operating systems especially Vista and Linux.
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