EasyBCD doesn't completely install on Windows XP PRO SP3

Seems EasyBCD refuses to completely install on my system and when I start it, it displays this:
"Error opening BCD registryThe boot configuration data store could not be opened.
The specified file could not be found.
Would you like to manually load a BCD registry for EasyBCD to manage?"
EasyBCD Setup.GIF
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Mak 2.0

Staff member
This is due to the fact that you must have Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 on the machine in order for EasyBCD to work properly. Windows XP doesn't use the BCD for booting, it uses the boot.ini setup. So unless you installed XP after one of those versions of Windows mentioned and are trying to get back to them, EasyBCD is not for you.


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
The other issue you're having (setup not completing) is because you both don't have an internet connection *and* are missing the latest .NET framework SP2.