Edit UEFI Boot Entries in Windows with EasyUEFI

All the latest computers are now coming with UEFI based technology. The UEFI (unified extensible firmware interface) is supposed to replace the older BIOS based motherboards. It has many features that make working in computers safer and more secure. It allows your Windows PC to boot faster and prevents bootkit infections and supports hard disk drives larger than 2 TB (roughly 2000 GB). It also controls the boot order of your hard disks and operating systems. Although you can always enter the UEFI interface during your computer’s power up process, the EasyUEFI software provides you an easier way to edit the boot order of devices or add a new boot entry to the UEFI.

The EasyUEFI is a Windows application and is available both for the 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. The application, as expected, runs only on Windows versions which support UEFI (Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1). After the installation, when you launch it, it checks for the latest updates and shows you the UEFI entries as well as the available disk partitions in your computer.

You can select any one of these entries and click on Up or Down buttons to change their order. You can delete, edit or create new boot entries as well. There is an option to backup and restore the entries too. But you have to be very very careful, as deleting important boot entries can make your computer unbootable.

EasyUEFI - Edit UEFI Boot Entries

Typically when you choose to create a new entry, you have to specify the entry type (e.g. Windows), the target partition selectable from the list and a description for the entry. You can add the entries for both the Windows and Linux operating systems that have UEFI support.

In addition to managing the UEFI entries for your computer, it can also create WinPE images for Windows 7 and 8 operating systems. In order to create the WinPE image, you can select Tools → Create Bootable Disk from the menubar. It will start a slow process of building the WinPE image. After this WinPE ISO image is created, it can be used to create a bootable USB flash disk.

EasyUEFI - Edit UEFI Boot Entries

Conclusion: The EasyUEFI tool can be used to change the boot order, create, delete, edit, backup and restore boot entries. You can also specify a single use boot entry for the next restart. This tool can also build a bootable WinPE image that can be used for creating bootable USB disk.

You can download it from http://www.easyuefi.com/index-us.html.

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