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How Do I Update BootIt BM?

This article will explain how to update an existing copy of BootIt BM. The update procedure that should be followed is virtually the same as the procedure used when you originally installed BootIt BM. First, you'll create the boot media, then install/upgrade the copy on the hard drive. Please refer to the appropriate sections below.

Please note that when you are preparing to update BootIt BM, TeraByte Unlimited recommends using alternate media (a different CD/DVD disc, USB flash drive, floppy diskette, etc.) rather than reusing the same media. This will allow you to maintain a known-working backup copy of the program and its media.

Creating the Boot Media (Windows Users):

  1. Download the latest version of BootIt BM and extract the archive. If you are using the Compressed Folders feature available under certain versions of Windows, please refer to the Special Note for Opening ZIP Files Using Compressed Folders.

  2. Run MakeDisk from the folder you extracted the contents of the BootIt BM archive to and follow the wizard to create the new boot media. If necessary, please refer to the BootIt Bare Metal User Manual for details on creating the boot media.


    • If you created an ISO image file, you must use another application to create a bootable CD/DVD from it. BurnCDCC is a freeware utility, provided by TeraByte Unlimited, for this purpose.

    • To upgrade the installed copy of BootIt BM on the hard drive, refer to the section below: Upgrading BootIt Bare Metal on the Hard Drive.


Creating the Boot Media (All Others):
 

  1. DOS users will need to create the boot media using a Windows system. Linux users can do the same or create it in Linux following the instructions in the BootIt Bare Metal User Manual.

    • If you created a BootIt BM CD or floppy diskette, it will now be ready for use.

    • If you created an ISO image file, you must use another application to create a bootable CD/DVD from it. BurnCDCC is a freeware utility, provided by TeraByte Unlimited, for this purpose.

Upgrading BootIt Bare Metal on the Hard Drive:

  1. Boot with the new BootIt BM disc, flash drive, or diskette you created above. (Depending on your configuration, you may first have to change the boot options in the computer's BIOS.) You should arrive at the Installation & Recovery Boot Menu window.

  2. With the Upgrade BootIt Bare Metal option selected, click the OK button. The Setup window appears.

  3. Click OK on the Setup window. The next Setup window appears.

  4. The current Setup window asks if you would like the installation partition chosen for you automatically. Generally, you should click Yes, because if BootIt BM is already installed on a hard disk, the existing BootIt BM installation will be detected and chosen automatically. After clicking Yes, another Setup window appears.

  5. Click OK to begin the BootIt BM update. You will be notified when the process has completed.

  6. Click OK to acknowledge the setup completion notification, then click Close on the News window (if displayed), and finally remove the boot media and click OK on the final Setup window to reboot.

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