License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2009-07-13
Version: 2.60 – Released: 2005-08-01 Windows: NT, 2000, XP
File Size: 26 KB
“BOOTPART lets you add partitions to the Windows NT, 2000, XP Multiboot menu. Usually, you will only have a MSDOS or Windows 95 entry and one (or several) Windows NT entries on this boot menu. With BOOTPART, you may add any partition to the menu. You may add an OS/2 Multiboot partition, or a Linux Partition (with Lilo) to this menu.”
Anchor Link Dual-Boot Configurations
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2009-07-13
Revision: 3.4 – Released: 2007-01-31 Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000
“Description of Supported Dual-Boot Configurations Between Windows 2000 and Other Windows-Based Operating Systems.
“This article describes the supported dual-boot configurations between the various Windows-based operating systems. For a Microsoft Microsoft Windows XP version of this article, see KB 306559.”
Anchor Link Graphical Boot Manager
License: GNU GPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2009-07-13
Version: 4.10 – Released: 2008-08-10
File Size: 1.4 MB
“GAG (initials, in spanish, of Graphical Boot Manager) is a Boot Manager program. It’s loaded when the computer is turned on and allows you to choose the operating system you want to use.
“Its main features are: Allows boot of up to 9 different operating systems; It can boot operating systems installed in primary and extended partitions on any available hard disk; Can be installed from nearly all operating systems; GAG doesn’t need its own partition – it installs itself in the first track of the hard disk, which is reserved for these kinds of programs; It can also be instaled on a floppy disk, without using the hard disk; It has a timer to boot a default operating system (selectable by the user); The configuration menu can be protected with a password; The program works in graphic mode (needs a VGA or better graphic card), and has a lot of icons; Hides the primary partitions which allows the user to have instaled more than one DOS and/or Windows in the same hard disk; Allows a password to be put on each operating system, denying access to non-authorized people; …” and much more.
Anchor Link How to Multiple Boot
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2009-07-13
Revision: 3.7 – Released: 2007-05-16 Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP
“This article describes how to configure an Intel-based computer to multiple boot the following Microsoft operating system: MS-DOS; Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me); Microsoft Windows NT; Microsoft Windows 2000; and Microsoft Windows XP.”
Anchor Link Multi-Booting MS OS
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2009-07-13
Author: David Akers
“The purpose of this paper is to assist those interested in installing more than one Microsoft operating system onto their computer, and consequently to boot to any OS installed. There apparently appears to be many positions by individuals as to what can and can’t be done when attempting this. Although it is beyond the attempts of this writer to discuss what can’t be accomplished (?), I will explain the process I have used to setup and boot between nine operating systems, all on one drive. To reach this end has required endless hours of experimentation to resolve issues that occur. The following should decrease the number of days you spend achieving your own configuration.”
Anchor Link Multibooting in XP
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2009-07-13
Author: Charlie Russel
“You may be compelled to run more than one operating system on a single computer for a variety of reasons – to replicate customer environments, to run specialized applications, or to test new operating systems before committing completely to them. I run several operating systems so that I can test and write about them, as well as help support them.”
Anchor Link OSL2000 Boot Manager
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-02-27
Version: 9.28 – Released: 2013-02-26 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 264 KB
“OSL2000 is an advanced multi boot manager. If you want to run multiple OSs in your machine, you can use OSL2000 to easily install, boot and manage them. OSL2000 can boot up to 100 OSs. Installation is completely automatic. OSL2000 uses UltraIO to work with a wide array of hardware. The BootMenu too is fully automatic and has advanced features such as AutoBoot, QuickBoot, SafeBoot, Timer, AutoHide, and BootScan. OSL2000 does not require any partitions to install. FAT hiding has been completely automated.”
Anchor Link Partition Boot Manager
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2009-07-13
Version: 1.08 – Released: 2007-12-09 Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP
File Size: 464 KB
“Supports up to 256 operating systems on a single hard drive. User-level security controls exactly who can boot which partitions. Up to 32 users can be defined, including a guest, and every partition specifies which user or users can access it. All critical partition and security information is encrypted and stored on disk twice. PBM is designed with stability and fault tolerance in mind; anything it can do without troubling the user will happen automatically.
“Designed to be the best without the faults and limitations of other boot managers. Changes to partitions can be made within PBM or externally due to its two way partition maintenance. Disk utilities such as Partition Magic, Drive Image, and Ghost and 100% compatible. PBM is 100% compatible with all operating systems and file systems that conforms to the traditional partition table.
“Read more about each feature in detail: Intelligent Setup Program | Security | Startup Flexibility | Zero Maintenance and Stability | Partition Management | Custom Operating System Environment | User Interface | Operating System Installation Instructions.”
Anchor Link Restart
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2009-07-13
Version: 1.56 – Released: 2005-11-09 Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003
File Size: 309 KB
“Restart is a system utility for advanced users with more than one operating system installed on their machine. The program installs an icon in the notification area, and with a single click the computer will shutdown and restart with the selected operating system. The program also includes a command to shutdown the computer, and advanced settings for uncommon configurations. Please note: this program works in conjunction with the Microsoft boot manager, and it is not compatible with other third-party products.”
Anchor Link Understanding MultiBooting
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2009-07-13
Author: Dan Goodell
“The purpose of this document is to help you understand the inner workings of the multiboot process. It is not a ‘HOW-TO’ guide with step-by-step instructions you can blindly follow without understanding what you are doing. It is certainly possible to install a multibooting setup without understanding all this (and many people have successfully done so), but the information provided here is intended for the user who likes to understand how things work.”