Welcome to EasyBCD 2.0!
Hello and welcome to EasyBCD 2.0!!
It's rather hard to believe, but EasyBCD 1.7.2 has been out for over 2 years now, and we've been working on Version 2.0 ever since. In that time, a lot has happened. Windows 7 has shipped, ext4fs is the new cool kid on the Linux block, GRUB2 is finally seeing some adoption, VHDs are the new wow, and everyone and their grandmother want a dual-boot between Windows 7 and Windows XP.
Worry not, we haven't been sitting on our (not-so-proverbial) behinds this whole time. In fact, the entire NeoSmart team - developers, supporters, testers, and all - have been working around the clock to make EasyBCD 2.0 the biggest, coolest, greatest, and awesomest thing ever since the invention of the MBR. And now, over a 150 beta builds later and 2 years in the making, we're super-pleased to introduce you to EasyBCD 2.0. It's so incredibly overhauled and improved, so stuffed-to-the-brim with features, so much of a true one-click dual-boot experince, so customizable, so powerful, and so EASY that it took a lot of self-restraint to keep from calling it EasyBCD 10.0!
So, what's new? Lots. Lots, lots, and lots of new. And lots and lots of improved. With less and less and less bugs, too. The official changelog is miles long, but here's the stuff that we feel really shines. It's so hard to sort them in a way that doesn't leave one feature in the shadow of the other, but here goes:
Complete Windows 7 support (including the pretty-boot screen!)
Total redesign of the user interface to make the stuff you use more often easier to get to and easier to understand
Automatic configuration and one-click setup of Windows XP dual-boots. No more mucking around w/ boot.ini and NTDETECT + NTLDR
Support for multiple top-level Windows XP entries. You no longer need to go through a second NTLDR menu no matter how many XPs you have installed!
Support for GRUB2 and ext4fs (we're looking at you, Ubuntu *glare*)
Boot from ISO images and Virtual Harddisk (vhd) files!
Create bootable USB drives!
Change the boot drive on your system (including all the partition management stuff) with one click!
Rewritten OS X support (yes, again *sigh*)
EasyBCD BIOS Extender to let you boot from network devices, specific hard disks, USBs, and more even if your BIOS doesn't support it (thanks to PLoP integration)
Support for multiple top-level GRLDR entries (in the same vein as XP entries above)
Improved boot device detection, EasyBCD always runs, even if your boot device is inaccessible or the BCD isn't installed!
Loading indicator for lengthy operations
Better support for loading and managing external BCD stores
Complete EasyBCD portability. Just tell the installer where to stick it, and you're set!
Improved high DPI support
Ability to create safe-mode entries
Improved MBR repair, BCD repair, and more!
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