BootIt® Bare Metal: Upgrade History

 

  • Version 1.75 – October 4, 2021
  • Miscellaneous changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.74 – September 27, 2021
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.47
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

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  • Version 1.73 – July 3, 2021
  • Changed partition properties to indicate Bitlocker for a bitlocker partition.
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.46
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.72 – June 18, 2021
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.45
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.71 – May 20, 2021
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.44
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.70 – Mar 6, 2021
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.43.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.69 – Dec 17, 2020
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.42.
  • Increased drive support from 16 to 32 (adds additional 64K memory requirements at times).
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.68 – Aug 1, 2020
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.41 and TBOSDT (Scripting) 2.01.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.67 – May 28, 2020
  • Added more descriptive file system id descriptions for GPT partitions.
  • Changed to prevent erroneous system hibernated message.
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.40 and TBOSDT (Scripting) 2.00.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.66 – April 20, 2020
  • Packaged with new MAKEDISK.EXE that allows a multi-partition option for UFD.
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.39 and TBOSDT (Scripting) 1.99 including FIXBOOT.TBS.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.65 – February 28, 2020
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.38 and TBOSDT (Scripting) 1.98.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.64 – January 25, 2020
  • Added Linux OS distro name to partition properties if found.
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.37 and TBOSDT (Scripting) 1.97.
  • Several other changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.63 – December 20, 2019
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.36 and TBOSDT (Scripting) 1.96.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.62 – December 14, 2019
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.35 and TBOSDT (Scripting) 1.95.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.61 – November 11, 2019
  • Fixed potential issue with a GPT created on 4K sector sized disks.
  • Packaged with new makedisk version that supports Unicode.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.60 – October 16, 2019
  • Increased label length from 15 to 16 for MBR Details.
  • Added NTFS Large cluster support.
  • Changed to allow HD emulation mode for CD/DVD/BD builts via makedisk.Background: Previously 1.44M or 2.88M emulation was used for booting BootIt BM from CD/DVD/BD.
    Because it has become more difficult to fit everything within that limited space, the makedisk
    configuration will now allow using, as needed, HD emulation as well.BIOS support for booting CD/DVD/BD’s in floppy emulation mode has been fairly good, however, it is yet to
    be known how well the BIOSes will support HD emulation mode. Inconsistencies have been found on at least
    one system, but was not something that would affect the installation/update.This change only relates to creating a boot CD/DVD/BD.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.59 – August 28, 2019
  • Corrected exFAT cluster size calculation for large volumes.
  • Corrected a potential exFAT resize failure.
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.32 and TBOSDT (Scripting) 1.91.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.58 – June 25, 2019
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.31 and TBOSDT (Scripting) 1.90.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.57 – May 18, 2019
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.30.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.56 – April 26, 2019
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.29.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.55 – April 6, 2019
  • Updated to include Image for DOS 3.28.

 

 

  • Version 1.55 – March 18, 2019
  • Change disk operations (may be slighly slower (5 sec over 10 min) on modern HD but slightly faster on older drives)
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.54 – February 7, 2019
  • Enhance Ext2/3/4 file system to support.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.53 – December 8, 2018
  • Repackaged with TBOSDT 1.85 to fix regression in SET TEXTLINE.

 

 

  • Version 1.53 – December 7, 2018
  • Added new option to partition delete dialog.
  • Added Reorder GPT option to Partition Work dialog.
  • Change NTFS support to pull forward new style security references.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.52 – September 8, 2018
  • Added support for exFAT.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.51 – July 28, 2018
  • Move BootIt Collection to a single download.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.50 – July 2, 2018
  • New release for updated TBOSDT 1.80 and IFD 3.20.
  • Fix makedisk.cfg to support UEFI key.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.49 – June 24, 2018
  • New release for updated TBOSDT 1.79 and IFD 3.19.
  • Changes as may be shared from BootIt UEFI.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.48 – May 4, 2018
  • New release for updated TBOSDT 1.78 and IFD 3.18.
  • Change BCDEdit to limit property selection for object.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.47 – April 11, 2018
  • New release for updated TBOSDT and IFD 3.17.
  • Fix potential problem during EXT2/3/4 resize caused by missing inode flush.
  • Detect hibernated OS and warn in partition work.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.46 – January 12, 2018 – Reissued
  • Version with IFD 3.16 rebuilt for proper executable.

 

 

  • Version 1.46 – January 12, 2018
  • Corrected NTFS condition that could cause crash on mount.
  • New release for updated TBOSDT and IFD 3.16.
  • Fixed regression in BCDEdit which odd length numeric input would calculate wrong (e.g. 0x1 input resulted with 0x11)
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.45 – December 15, 2017
  • New release for updated TBOSDT.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.44 – December 9, 2017
  • Updated with IFD version 3.14
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.43 – November 10, 2017
  • Updated with IFD version 3.13
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.42 – October 25, 2017
  • Updated with IFD version 3.12
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.41 – September 19, 2017
  • Updated with IFD version 3.11
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.40 – August 18, 2017
  • Updated with IFD version 3.10
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.39 – July 25, 2017
  • Updated with IFD version 3.09
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.38 – June 28, 2017
  • Updated with IFD version 3.08
  • Changed deleting or adding files to directories on mounted NTFS filesystem will update the directory metadata.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.37 – May 26, 2017
  • Updated with IFD version 3.07
  • The image file created by this version requires an Image version 3.07 or later to restore.
  • Updated EULA to increased the single license allowance on personal non-commercial use from 3 to 5 systems.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.36a – March 19, 2017
  • Updated with IFD version 3.06a

 

 

  • Version 1.36 – March 12, 2017
  • Added support for invalid extended partition EBR chains.
  • Updated with IFD version 3.06

 

 

  • Version 1.35c – December 17, 2016
  • Updated with IFD version 3.05

 

 

  • Version 1.35b – November 11, 2016
  • Updated with IFD version 3.04

 

 

  • Version 1.35a – October 20, 2016
  • Updated with IFD version 3.03a

 

 

  • Version 1.35 – October 10, 2016
  • Enhanced Ext2 support.
  • Updated with IFD version 3.03

 

 

  • Version 1.34 – August 26, 2016
  • Corrected boot item bug which removed partitions from all but the last ignored drive when multiple ignore drives existed. This required undeleting (via undelete option in partition work) the partitions on the drive.
  • Updated with IFD version 3.02.

 

 

  • Version 1.33 – August 15, 2016
  • Updated with IFD version 3.01.

 

 

  • Version 1.33 – August 5, 2016
  • Updated with IFD version 3.00.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.32 – February 25, 2016
  • Updated with IFD version 2.99-00.
  • Fixed cosmetic issue in properties dialog to show the correct start lba value when beyond 4GiB.
  • Added UseBootItemDiskIDs option to help adjust boot items when drive order changes.
  • Added support for additional keyboard layouts using the same KEYMAP method used in BING.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.31f – November 10, 2015
  • Updated with IFD version 2.98.
  • Add names for additional BCD properties.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.31e – August 29, 2015
  • Updated with IFD version 2.97e.
  • Add expirmental Ctrl-S to APM Standby and Ctrl-U to APM Suspend.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.31d – August 9, 2015
  • Updated with IFD version 2.97d.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.31c – July 25, 2015
  • Updated with IFD version 2.97c.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.31a – July 4, 2015
  • Updated with IFD version 2.97a.
  • Added ability to hold Scroll Lock at startup to force VGA mode.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.31 – June 15, 2015
  • Updated with IFD version 2.97.
  • Updated with TBOSDT version 1.60.
  • Added /geoav (GlobalGeoAlignVal) and /av (AlignVal) options for user defined custom alignment (use byte value).
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.30a – May 22, 2015
  • Updated with IFD version 2.96.
  • Updated with TBOSDT version 1.59.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.30 – April 14, 2015
  • Updated with IFD version 2.95.
  • Updated with TBOSDT version 1.58.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.29a – February 8, 2015
  • Updated with IFD version 2.94.
  • Updated with TBOSDT version 1.57.
  • Support EXT4 64bit feature.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.29 – December 17, 2014
  • Updated with IFD version 2.93.
  • Updated with TBOSDT version 1.56.
  • Fix potential loss of partition entry when “Change Disk Type” button is used to convert to MBR from EMBR or GPT when there is already a mix of partitions in and out of the MBR partition table.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.28a – October 14, 2014
  • Updated with IFD version 2.92.
  • Updated with TBOSDT version 1.55.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.28 – August 7, 2014
  • Updated with IFD version 2.91.
  • Changed so that undelete finds partitions below 1MiB when 1MiB alignment is enabled.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.27 – June 6, 2014
  • Updated with IFD version 2.90.
  • Changed description of 2048 sector alignment to 1MiB Alignment.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.26 – May 3, 2014
  • Updated with IFD version 2.89.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.25a – March 14, 2014
  • Fixed various GUI text display issues introduced with 1.25.

 

 

  • Version 1.25 – February 25, 2014
  • Added option to save boot menu location (F11) or reset location (Shift-F11).
  • Added a memo field to boot items that will show on the boot menu when selected.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.24 – January 18, 2014
  • Changed to save last boot item tried (instead of last boot item actually booted).
  • Added SaveLastBootOnly option to revert from change above.
  • Changes to Ext2/3/4 resizing.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.23 – December 21, 2013
  • Fixed resize of Ext4 file system with extended attributes.
  • Includes new IFD (GUI) 2.86 and TBOSDT 1.49 versions.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.22 – November 10, 2013
  • Added LimitWrites option.
  • Includes new IFD (GUI) 2.85.

 

 

  • Version 1.21 – November 4, 2013
  • Fixed BCDEdit ability to assign the {boot} item. Broken in 1.20.
  • Changed initial installation to use StartAt defaults of showing the boot menu.
  • Includes new IFD (GUI) 2.84 and TBOSDT 1.48 versions.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.20 – August 12, 2013
  • Added Trim button to allow trimming of unused areas within a partition.
  • Includes new IFD (GUI) 2.83 and TBOSDT 1.47 versions.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.19 – June 10, 2013
  • Fixed potential crash when creating a file on NTFS (due to changes in 1.18).
  • Fix to allow /LogMaxSize in IFD to work properly.
  • Includes new IFD (GUI) 2.82a and TBOSDT 1.46a versions.
  • Added new custom wiping options V (read verify), N (non-repeat random), S (super random), > (fill to end of sector).
  • Added ability to Trim an area of the SSD drive when deleting a partition.
  • Other various changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.18 – May 23, 2013
  • Added “Resize with Caching” option, enabled by default, to speed up resizing.
  • Includes new IFD (GUI) 2.82 and TBOSDT 1.46 versions.
  • Other various changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.17 – April 19, 2013
  • Adjusted criteria for automatically adding a boot item to the boot menu.
  • Fixed to not rename volume label on copy if volume label support is disabled.
  • Added ability of manual install to assume a non-HD0 is the boot drive.
  • Includes new IFD (GUI) 2.81 and TBOSDT 1.45 versions.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.16 – February 27, 2013
  • Prevent default boot menu from being created on install media.
  • Fix potential erroneous uninstall completed with errors message.
  • Added CheckATA option (enabled by default) to look for BIOS SATA reported devices on PATA (IDE compatibility) for BIOS (direct).
  • Added additional UI information on hardware wipe if frozen or locked mode.
  • Fixed compiler created bug that caused a garbage filename to be saved whenever overwrite prompt was displayed.
  • Includes new IFD (GUI) 2.80 and TBOSDT 1.44 versions.
  • Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.15 – January 26, 2013
  • Added W7 and W8 icons.
  • Added MBREncryption (MBRs may be Encrypted) setting.
  • Includes new IFD (GUI) 2.79 and TBOSDT 1.43a versions.
  • Other various changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.14 – January 8, 2013
  • Fixed issue with down arrow not working on partition work help.
  • Increase allowed timeout in UI from 60 seconds to 300 seconds.
  • Includes new IFD (GUI) 2.78 and TBOSDT 1.43 versions.
  • Other various changes, updates and enhancements.

 

 

  • Version 1.13 – November 17, 2012
  • It’s recommended that all users upgrade to this version.
  • Several core enhancements and corrections.
  • Added disk GUID to MBR View title.
  • Added ability to launch a script from a boot item.
  • Other Misc.

 

 

  • Version 1.12a – October 16, 2012
  • Update to include new IFD (GUI) 2.76 and TBOSDT 1.41 versions.
  • Other Misc.

 

 

  • Version 1.12 – October 4, 2012
  • Added GPT/EMBR Partition Entry specific information to Properties.
  • Other Misc.

 

 

  • Version 1.11 – August 28, 2012
  • Added updating of other partitions (on same drive only) that reference a partition being moved via Partition Work Slide operation.
  • Added support to use BCD Edit on EFI System partitions.
  • Corrected minor issue with calculating Ext2/3/4 resize inode i_blocks on resize.
  • Fixed hang caused with some BIOSes when a USB Hard Drive with SES was attached.
  • Other Misc.

 

 

  • Version 1.10a – July 26, 2012
  • Fixed buffer overflow when adding or moving a partition with a long name in MBR Details via Boot Edit.

 

 

  • Version 1.10 – July 24, 2012
  • Updated IFD-GUI versions.
  • Changed ID when creating partition in free space from 0x80 to next available (from 1 upward).
  • Added ability to disable Win8 Fast Startup from properties in Partition Work. Win8’s Fast Startup (Windows hibernation in general) causes corruption if a partition visible to it is altered after shutdown (while hibernated).
  • Improved method used to determine default boot item names for WinNT based OSes.
  • Changed reactivate to also add a partition to the mbr as required by some new BIOSes.
  • Other Misc.

 

 

  • Version 1.09 – June 6, 2012
  • Updated IFD-GUI versions.
  • Added support under hardware wiping for standard erase (not only enhanced erase) and to prompt for the device user/master password.
  • Other Misc.

 

 

  • Version 1.08 – March 21, 2012
  • Updated IFD-GUI and Scripting versions.
  • Prevent entering an invalid file system value when creating a partition.
  • Changed extender defaults and remove the .exe wrapper that was used to set extender options to prevent certain dell model notebooks cd boot emulation mode from either corrupting or conflicting with the wrapper (or not reading data proper when the wrapper requests it). The wrapper used the top of conventional memory to load relocation table entries. Dell may want to check that on such models as the XPS L502x
  • Other Misc.

 

 

  • Version 1.07a – February 14, 2012
  • Updated IFD-GUI and Scripting versions.
  • Changed wording of Aligning on 2048 sectors.
  • Other Misc.

 

 

  • Version 1.07 – December 26, 2011
  • Made text on black startup screen more verbose.
  • Added Verbose .ini option.
  • Removed unnecessary drive scan on startup when the SATA BIAS option is disabled.
  • Other Misc.

 

 

  • Version 1.06 – November 23, 2011
  • Changed to work around GPF problem caused by certain AMD based chipset BIOS implementations.
  • Fixed NTFS formatting problem for certain combination of sizes caused by using assumptions instead of calculations.
  • Fixed potential error 45 during NTFS resize.
  • Other Misc.

 

 

  • Version 1.05 – September 20, 2011
  • Added hardware wipe option (when available) for entire drive wipe operation.
  • Other Misc.

 

 

  • Version 1.04b – August 22, 2011
  • Updated version to included IFD GUI 2.65b.

 

 

  • Version 1.04a – Aug 18, 2011
  • Changed A20 handing in TBOS to work around some BIOS/System issues that caused an instant reboot when trying to boot Win7/Vista.
  • Other Misc.

 

 

  • Version 1.04 – Aug 5, 2011
  • Added NTFS formatting.
  • Added additional secure wipe options and improved RNG.
  • Other Misc.

 

 

  • Version 1.03 – Jul 15, 2011
  • Changed installation to undo automatically created EMBRs if installation doesn’t complete.
  • Added new Cylinder Alignment option to support auto determination of sector alignment.
  • Added new Run option to quickly select scripts to run.
  • Added power off option to Edit menu (Alt-0 still available).
  • Added various .TBS scripts to full version.
  • Changed settings dialog to use check list boxes to support more options.
  • Added the USB Hang, USB 1.1, and Win7MBR options to settings dialog.
  • Fixed auto update of USB devices (in partition work) to work when USB hang options active.
  • Added workaround for BIOS bug affecting various Acer and HP notebooks (BIOS bug could work its way to others as well as desktop systems too).
  • Other Misc.

 

 

  • Version 1.02c – Jun 21, 2011
  • Corrected issue which could cause error 30 during check phase of resizing a FAT32 partition (preventing you from resizing it).

 

 

  • Version 1.02b – Jun 14, 2011
  • Prevent IT Mode from booting system after exiting from Disk Imaging or Scripting.
  • Corrected problem which could cause group files to not be copied out on boot. On boot back to BIBM it may consider files changed and auto update files updated, others asked or new groups/menu items created.
  • Includes Image for DOS GUI 2.63b.

 

 

  • Version 1.02a – Jun 12, 2011
  • Rebuilt to include Image for DOS GUI 2.63a.

 

 

  • Version 1.02 – Jun 9, 2011
  • Enhanced resize of EXT partitions to handle changes in GRUB.
  • Added TBOSDT Pro for BootIt in the purchased versions for scripting support (disk imaging, partitioning, etc…).
  • Added support for BootNow /RUN switch. (BootNow updated to 1.30)
  • Corrected turning off the one time options in boot items.
  • Enhanced alignment of partitions when zero free space after is used.
  • Corrected Used HD0 in FAT BPB to not use HD0 in a FAT BPB if the option is not selected.
  • Enhanced text editor.
  • Added GeoCalc option.
  • Corrected support for booting DOS above 2G.
  • Fixed maintenance password which could have missing leading and/or trialing characters (due to conversion to whitespace).
  • Fixed floppy boot option.
  • Shutdown or reboot option in IFD will now properly show the boot menu instead of desktop.
  • Other Misc.

 

 

  • Version 1.01 – Apr 20, 2011
  • Corrected FAT32 resize within valid FAT range from FAT radio button checked by default on dialog.
  • Corrected handling of foreign characters in product registration name. (Note: Ensure you use ANSI, not ASCII, character set)
  • Corrected undeleting of first volume in extended partition.
  • Changed to accept the BING boot item keyword for upgraded boot menus.
  • Corrected to allow ‘(‘ character in file names.

 

 

  • Version 1.00a – Apr 12, 2011
  • Including updated makedisk that works under Win9x.
  • Corrected spelling typo on Drive
    Geometry dialog.

 

 

  • Version 1.00 – Apr 11, 2011
  • Completely new architecture vs. BootIt Next Generation
  • GPT Support (supports hard drives > 2TiB)
  • Drive level control of partition limits and geometry overrides
  • Better handling of groups, rollback on slides, and many other items
  • Includes Image for DOS (GUI) as the imaging component
  • And much more…

 

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