Windows VistaBootPRO 2.0 Beta

Today, PROnetworks announced that VistaBootPRO 2.0 Beta, the newest version of the original program developed by the PROnetworks Betas Team and the Beta Testing Forum, is now available for download. This is an update to the original VistaBootPRO 1.0 Beta. There are lots of new features and improved GUI interface. Full support for Windows Vista Beta 2 and Build 5456 has been added as well.

VistaBootPRO has proven quite popular because it is used to make changes to the Windows Vista Boot Configuration Data (BCD) registry quickly and easily, doing the job in a fraction of the time it would take using the alternative. The only other way to edit the BCD is to use the command prompt application bcdedit.exe, located in the Windows\system32 folder of Windows Vista. bcdedit.exe requires users to become familiar with the ins and outs of the bcdedit.exe application switches and options, leaving many frustrated users in its path.

The Vista Boot Configuration Data (BCD) Store has replaced the boot.ini file from Windows XP and earlier. In multi-boot scenarios where users have both Windows Vista and an older version of Windows installed, the BCD "interfaces" with the boot.ini file to perfect multi-booting.

VistaBootPRO 2.0 Beta, while being feature complete and fully functional, is still a Beta application and is an ongoing project. VistaBootPRO's continued development and functionality will need input from all Windows Vista users. PROnetworks invites the public to use VistaBootPRO and give feedback on your experience with it.

VistaBootPRO can be used to make some basic "cosmetic" changes to the Vista Boot Menu in a dual boot scenario, such as renaming the entries from the standard "Earlier versions of Windows" and "Microsoft Windows" to nicer and for more intuitive names. It also has advanced functionality options of all shapes and colors for power users allowing the adding of operating systems to the boot menu and removing of redundant/dead entries, as well as a many other features.

Posted by Hunt3rke, Sunday, July 16, 2006 4:26 AM


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