After two months of crazy bug-hunting and hundreds of rounds of scenario testing, EasyBCD 1.51 is finally out. If you’re in a really big hurry, go and get it – if not, read on. EasyBCD 1.51 is a very major change from 1.5. As a matter of fact, if it wasn’t for the fact that it would completely ruin our release schedule, this release would have been dubbed EasyBCD 2.0. It’s that big.
What makes EasyBCD 1.51 so special is the switch in purpose and technique. In the past, EasyBCD was only a bootloader modification tool that let end-users configure the Windows Vista bootloader, and EasyBCD 1.5 added support for “profiles” that could be used to boot into Linux, BSD, & OS X. Not only does EasyBCD 1.51 add support for several other operating systems, but also it goes a step further. A very big step further. Now, if there is anything that Vista’s BCD bootloader can’t boot into, EasyBCD 1.51 comes with its own additional bootloader that can boot into it. It’s called NeoGrub, and you’re going to love it.
Besides the fact that EasyBCD 1.51 is now the most powerful bootloader on earth, ((As a matter of fact, the only bootloader on the planet that can boot straight into Vista, Linux, Mac OS X, SkyOS, BSD, FreeBSD, and every other OS you can imagine!)) it’s still the number 1 most versatile tool for modifying the Vista bootloader, used by everyone and anyone that care to make their lives easier ((Including guys at Google, Microsoft, and more!)) with tens of functions and lots of time-saving features. EasyBCD is now supports booting into Windows Vista/Longhorn Server natively; Legacy versions of Windows via NTLDR; chainloading into GRUB, Darwin, Lilo, FreeBSD Loader; and natively booting into Linux, Mac OS X, BSD, ReactOS, SkyOS, and many more from the all new NeoGrub bootloader!
What is NeoGrub? Good question. It’s an implementation of GRUB built for Windows. EasyBCD installs NeoGrub first, then hooks into it upon request. It’s built upon the excellent work of the GRUB for Windows project, boot it’s now directly integrated into Windows Vista’s BCD bootloader. Basically, it’s a way of booting into almost any operating system with little to no configuration required. The documentation
will be up soon is now up, and you can read all about EasyBCD there.
As always, EasyBCD is free. We hope you enjoy it, and our excellent technical support team will be more than happy to help you with any issues you might have with EasyBCD and/or configuring your multi-boot system. (And donations are freely accepted for this non-profit program!!)
Product Link: EasyBCD 1.51 Download Page
Screenshots: EasyBCD 1.5 Screens
Documentation: EasyBCD Documentation Home
Download: EasyBCD 1.51 Setup