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Grub2Win

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** New - You can now customize the commands for each menu entry **

Grub2Win supports both EFI and BIOS on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP.

Safely dual boot Windows and Linux.

Grub2Win boots native, open source GNU grub version 2.02 code. Everything is contained in a single 13 MB directory on your Windows C: drive. On EFI systems a few small modules (less than one half MB total) will be installed to your EFI partition.

Using the simple Windows GUI and instructions you can install Grub2Win quickly and safely. Boot time messages and help can be displayed in your native language.

Select from a nearly unlimited number of OS choices. Samples for Android, Ubuntu, Debian, Suse, Fedora, Mint, BSD and Windows are included.

Grub2Win has been downloaded more than 150,000 times and is used in 170 countries worldwide.

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Features

  • EFI and BIOS boot support
  • Installs to Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP
  • Requres just one directory on the Windows C: drive, about 13 MB disk space
  • Simple Windows GUI easily sets up Grub2Win in seconds
  • Lets you set your EFI firmware boot order from within Windows
  • Preview and select boot themes and animations during the install
  • Grub boot messages and help can be displayed in 27 major languages worldwide
  • Works with all filesystems including Btrfs as well as Mac hfs and hfsplus
  • Can search for and boot a partition by it's label. Supports advanced scripting
  • Works with GPT disks - up to 128 primary partitions per disk drive
  • Supports extremely large (over 4 TB) disks and partitions
  • No registry changes
  • Safely multiboot Windows, Android, Ubuntu, Slackware, Debian, Suse, Fedora, Mint and more
  • Grub customization is done from Windows - Configuration in Linux is not required
  • Runs open source GNU Grub 2.02 code. Frequent releases and enhancements
  • No adware or spyware - No hassles... It just works

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User Reviews

  • edphere
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Grub2Win is a phenomenal app for those of us that multi-boot our Windows systems. I have been doing that for a very long time using Grub4DOS. But Grub4DOS doesn't support the new EFI system configs without switching the BIOS to Legacy mode. Grub2Win doesn't require that, and supports multi-booting on both BIOS and EFI systems without impacting the ability to boot the native Windows systems. It is easy to implement and easy to remove. It allows me to boot the various ISO downloads that I normally boot from Linux systems to Windows recovery systems. The ISO boots I normally configure manually so there is no limitations on what I can do. And the author is very supportive of requests for help and changes. I don't remember how I happened to find this app but I am very happy that I did.

    Posted 02/03/2016
  • jeroen79
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Looks nice, but needs advanced options for linux, like maual kernel conf, i need bzImage, different root, and no initrd

    Posted 10/28/2015
  • waynelloydsmith
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Works Great. Running Windows 8.1 on Acer Aspire For Slackware edit grub.cfg and put this in the user-section menuentry 'Slackware' --class Slackware --class icon-linux { set gfxpayload=1024x768 set root='(hd0,7)' linux /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda7 initrd /boot/initrd.gz echo Grub is now booting Slackware echo Boot disk address is $root echo The boot mode is Partition Address sleep -v -i 5 } change the 7's to your partition number.

    Posted 10/16/2015
  • dosse91
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    It got the job done; however, it doesn't seem to support UEFI, and the UI looks absolutely horrible.

    Posted 06/14/2015
  • aarondavidson
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great: 1. so much easier than fiddling around with boot.ini 2. something that modifies boot files is very likely to get flagged as a virus... 3. LOVE the retro design - would cost a fortune for UX designers to come up with something like this 4. Ease-of-use - what's complicated about this? easier to use than a lot of apps...

    Posted 11/26/2014
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Additional Project Details

Intended Audience

Advanced End Users

User Interface

Win32 (MS Windows)

Programming Language

AutoIt

Registered

2012-08-06
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