Downloads:

1,856

Downloads of v 0.9.3.1020190427:

1,181

Last Update:

28 Apr 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • BoYans

Tags:

boyans visual bcd editor boot manager uefi

Visual BCD (Install)

0.9.3.1020190427 | Updated: 28 Apr 2019

Downloads:

1,856

Downloads of v 0.9.3.1020190427:

1,181

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • BoYans

Visual BCD (Install) 0.9.3.1020190427

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Details

To install Visual BCD (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To upgrade Visual BCD (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall Visual BCD (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade visualbcd -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade visualbcd -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure visualbcd installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: visualbcd
    state: present
    version: 0.9.3.1020190427
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

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chocolatey_package 'visualbcd' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.9.3.1020190427'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: visualbcd,
    Version: 0.9.3.1020190427,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller visualbcd
{
   Name     = 'visualbcd'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.9.3.1020190427'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'visualbcd':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.9.3.1020190427',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install visualbcd version="0.9.3.1020190427" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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Description


choco://visualbcd

To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support


Screenshot of Visual BCD

Visual BCD Editor - graphical bcdedit utility for Windows 7 to Windows 10

  • easy BCD edit
  • structured view of complete BCD
  • create and edit every BCD option

Visual BCD Editor is an advanced graphical user interface (GUI) version of Windows bcdedit utility.

It is the first GUI tool to implement full editing of Windows 7/Vista Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store.

(For Windows 10/8.x on BIOS or UEFI we recommend version 0.9.0.1 of the tool as later versions can edit only objects which have a description element - boot manager and loader objects.)

The tool gives a structured view of Windows BCD store with its explorer like interface and allows easy editing of all BCD objects and elements by novice or advanced users. The user can create, delete or edit every object like boot manager, loader or setting, add and remove elements with simple selections and clicks. See short introduction to BCD objects and elements.

Visual BCD Editor allows complete editing of boot menu. Display order of loaders is only one characteristic. Windows 8 introduced graphical(metro) or text style boot menu which depends on numerous elements and other BCD tools hardly can edit all possible combinations of elements in boot manager, loader and settings objects which influence boot menu style. See details about text or graphic style boot menu.

Visual BCD Editor implements unique automatic creation of loaders for Windows 7/Vista/XP and VHD installations in dual or multi boot systems (since version 0.9.2 of the tool) and so is the ultimate Windows 7/Vista/XP dual/multi boot editor. Update of the tool will follow for this functionality to cover Windows 8.x and Windows 10 loaders.

A boot sector loader (for booting Linux, Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mac OS X) is created with one click but needs manual creation of one additional boot related file with corresponding MBR/PBR boot code for chain loading the non-Windows OS. In development is automatic creation of GRUB based loaders for Linux descendants like Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora.

New in version 0.9.3 of the tool is handling of Custom Bootstrap Actions - boot-time keyboard shortcuts to loaders which allows activation of (eventually hidden) boot menu items on special keyboard keys from boot menu.

Recommendation: Please read at least Visual BCD - implementation notes and short introduction to BCD objects and elements if you don't have some BCD knowledge before manipulating BCD! There is a reason Microsoft made BCD accessible only with administrative rights. Be careful when manipulating BCD and have always an accessible BCD backup and recovery media ready! Everybody makes mistakes ;) - mistakes against BCD could make your system unbootable!

PACKAGE NOTES


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tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName    = 'visualbcd'
$installerType  = 'msi'
$toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url            = 'https://www.boyans.net/VisualBcd7/VisualBcd_0.9.3.1.msi' 
$checksum       = 'AEE210997A3B9D19277FAD3EFF5B4641482A4F9C39D519266FB49FADA498A4E0'
$silentArgs     = '/quiet /norestart'
$validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1641)

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileType      = $installerType
  url           = $url
  validExitCodes= $validExitCodes
  silentArgs    = $silentArgs
  softwareName  = 'Visual BCD'
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256' 
    Options = @{
    Headers = @{
      referer = "https://www.boyans.net/DownloadVisualBCD.html"
    }
  }
}

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs  

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Visual BCD (Install) 0.9.3.1020181009 342 Thursday, October 11, 2018 Approved
Visual BCD (Install) 0.9.3.1 333 Monday, April 23, 2018 Approved

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