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Boot-US 3.7.0: created on June/12/2017
Improvements:
- individual simple and true hiding of GPT partitions
- true hiding of partitions extended for Windows 10 version 1703
- support for font scaling on high resolution monitors
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 3.6.2: created on Sept./11/2016
Improvements:
- recognition of pressed keys improved
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 3.6.1: created on May/30/2016 (fixed on June/10/2016 and June/18/2016)
Improvements:
- additional languages available for boot manager: Spanish, French and Dutch
- disk numbers can be configured to start with 0 (as in Windows)
Fixes:
- for cloned partitions the correct drive letter is now displayed
- crash fixed when configuring boot disk numbers (June/10/2016)
- crash fixed when reading disk info with uncommon response values (June/18/2016)

Boot-US 3.6.0: created on January/30/2016
Improvements:
- Boot-US (GUI) can be started now directly (manifest contains request for administrator rights)
- deleting and formating a partition can now be aborted without error message
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 3.5.3: created on December/23/2015
Improvements:
- none
Fixes:
- unintented restart of Windows after true hiding a partition does not happen any more

Boot-US 3.5.2: created on October/08/2015 (fixed on Oct/13/2015 and Oct/20/2015)
Improvements:
- display of whole lines in list control while changing column width improved
- enter relative paths in bootus.ini
Fixes:
- check active partition when installing boot manager to non-active primary partition
- typo in setup program fixed
- too large font in startup tip fixed
- scrolling in list control fixed (Oct/13/2015)
- check of FAT16 partition was too strict (Oct/20/2015)

Boot-US 3.5.1: created on September/07/2015
Improvements:
- none
Fixes:
- display of serial number for Seagate disks fixed
- crash in 64 bit version with missing license fixed
- installation problem to diskette fixed

Boot-US 3.5.0: created on August/09/2015 (Beta version)
What's new?
The most important extensions are the support for Windows 10, the usage of 64-bit variables for disk and partition sizes and the recognition of gpt partitions.
Improvements:
- support for Windows 10
- support for 64-bit LBA numbers (disk size up to 8 x 1012 TiB)
- gpt partitions are recognized
- display of disk signature
- new command fixmbr in command-line program
- new command fix_diskparam in command-line program
- Boot-US available as 64 bit version
- make partitions on usb sticks accessible
Fixes:
- formating of FAT32 partition with empty volume name fixed

Boot-US 3.2.2: created on April/13/2014
Improvements:
- none
Fixes:
- free space before first partition was not shown
- reading alignment from ini file did not work

Boot-US 3.2.1: created on December/26/2013
Improvements:
- license check removed for command-line functions 'bootmanager status' and 'bootmanager preselect'
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 3.2.0: created on December/08/2013
Improvements:
- one-time boot of an entry in the boot manager
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 3.1.0: created on January/15/2013
Improvements:
- support for Windows 8
- support for cursor keys on numpad
Fixes:
- display of volume name for duplicated partition fixed

Boot-US 3.0.2: created on February/01/2012 (fixed on Feb/12/2012)
Improvements:
- none
Fixes:
- display of 11 and more entries in boot manager fixed
- wrong colors in boot manager by command-line installation fixed
- wrong creation of image file with 8 or more entries fixed (Feb/12/2012)

Boot-US 3.0.1: created on January/09/2012 (fixed on Jan/21/2012)
Improvements:
- IEC units are now the default
- ENTER key on numpad supported again
- special characters are allowed in password entry
Fixes:
- diskette installation fixed
- booting from disk 2 fixed
- characters z and y within password were interchanged (Jan/21/2012)

Boot-US 3.0.0: created on July/10/2011 (Beta version)
What's new?
The most important extensions are the support for SSDs, the installation of the boot manager into a non-active primary partition and the invisible start of the boot manager (see list below).
Improvements:
- partitions may be aligned on 1 MiB boundary (support for SSDs)
- boot manager does not rewrite unmodified sectors (support for SSDs)
- installation of boot manager into non-active primary partition
- invisible start of boot manager
- installation to CD creates now ISO file
- lba access is now the default setting
- command-line version allows to change the preselected partition
- partitions size displayed in SI or IEC units
- installation to diskette may now contain twice as many sectors
- automatic hiding in boot manager restricted to configured disks
- license texts in boot manager can now be changed individually
- export of boot manager configuration in file bmgrus.ini
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 2.1.8: created on February/20/2010 (fixed on Aug/22/2010)
Improvements:
- installation in MBR can skip a sector occupied by third-party program
Fixes:
- installation on diskette did not work under Windows Vista and 7
- failed disk access is retried in old and new variant (Aug/22/2010)

Boot-US 2.1.7: created on November/08/2009 (fixed on Nov/15/2009)
Improvements:
- boot sector is not checked any more for disk parameters
Fixes:
- setup did not run under Windows 7 (Nov/15/2009)

Boot-US 2.1.6: created on March/13/2005 (fixed on April/24/2005)
Improvements:
- none
Fixes:
- installation of boot manager in primary partition beyond 8 GB fixed: parts of the boot manager could get overwritten some time later
- update operation of command-line version fixed (April/24/2005)

Boot-US 2.1.5: created on May/20/2004
Improvements:
- DOS command-line version now runs in protected mode
Fixes:
- writing and reading of *.sec file fixed
- formating and overwriting partition under Windows 9x/ME fixed

Boot-US 2.1.4: created on March/14/2004
Improvements:
- start signal can now be specified by all configuration programs
Fixes:
- check of FAT16 boot sector was a bit too strict
- partition name and description were not displayed in password dialog of boot manager

Boot-US 2.1.3: created on February/17/2004
Improvements:
- none
Fixes:
- check of FAT32 boot sector was a bit too strict
- wrong exit code of command "bootusc save partsec"

Boot-US 2.1.2: created on February/08/2004
Improvements:
- when deleting a partition it is possible to erase all sectors of the partition
- when creating a partition it is possible to format it as FAT12/FAT16/FAT32
- on true hiding an encrypted partition remains unchanged
- the Boot-US (GUI) remembers the window size and position
Fixes:
- several problems on deleting or creating a partition have been fixed
- password entry in login dialog under XP displayed unusual characters
- installation problem of boot manager on diskette has been fixed

Boot-US 2.1.0: created on June/03/2003 (Beta version)
Improvements:
- boot manager can be installed in primary partition beyond the 8 GB limit
- creating and deleting partitions can now be performed in the configuration program
- boot manager does not show an error when trying to read from removable disks without medium (ZIP drive)
- user manual is provided as pdf file
- image file containing boot manager Boot-US can be created
- modernized appearance of configuration program Boot-US (GUI)
- size of dialogs and wizards depends on screen size
- integrity check does not show a warning any more for CHS cylinder number 1022
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 2.0.6: created on December/09/2002
Improvements:
- partition ID of boot manager entry can be changed now
- better recognition of available administrator privileges of user
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 2.0.5: created on November/27/2002
Improvements:
- none
Fixes:
- partition 0Eh was treated as a FAT32 partition (correct is FAT16)
- available support for ext. INT 13h was sometimes not recognized in DOS command-line version

Boot-US 2.0.4: created on August/29/2002 (fixed on Sept/01/2002)
Improvements:
- none
Fixes:
- booting of Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 from disk 2 failed when boot manager was installed to hard disk and the boot manager option "select standard partition" was set
- installation of boot manager to diskette could have been incomplete when individual hiding of partitions was used
- checking duplicated entries fixed (Sept/01/2002)

Boot-US 2.0.3: created on August/21/2002
Improvements:
- when the boot manager is installed in a primary partition the current MBR is saved within the primary partition, therefore the track 0 remains unchanged in this case
- when the boot manager is installed in MBR the main part of the boot manager is stored near the end of the track 0
- added tooltips for buttons on page 1 of installation dialog
- informations about all hard disks can now be displayed directly in the boot manager
- command-line version extended by reboot function
Fixes:
- drive letters are displayed again
- removed the DEBUG output of the licensed command-line program

Boot-US 2.0.2: created on June/22/2002
Improvements:
- configuration program (GUI) allows to duplicate entries in boot manager
- online help is now built in modern HTML Help format
Fixes:
- only Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 are booted from disk 2, 3, ... by means of disk swapping, for all other cases (e.g. Linux) the former method is used again
- selecting the former booted partition did not work in boot manager 2.0.1
- hiding of logical partitions did not work in the command-line version

Boot-US 2.0.1: created on April/26/2002 (Beta version)
Improvements:
- none
Fixes:
- booting of DOS and Windows 95/98 from disk 2, 3, ... did not work with the new method, hence for these cases the previous method is used again

Boot-US 2.0.0: created on April/15/2002 (Beta version)
Improvements:
- boot manager supports booting of Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 from disk 2, 3, ...
- order of boot manager entries is unchanged in new installation
- boot manager displays precise error messages with disk and sector number
- command-line version supports uninstallation of boot manager
- command-line version supports status info about installed boot manager
- command-line version supports update of separate entries without complete re-installation
- command-line version supports installation of boot manager with simplified configuration menu (F10 key)
- configurable acoustic signal upon start of boot manager (F10 key)
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 1.7.1: created on December/09/2001
Improvements:
- automatic hiding of pri. partitions now behaves identical to previous versions
- automatic hiding of pri. and log. partitions added as separate configuration possibility
Fixes:
- saving partition names in INI file failed if INI file was empty

Boot-US 1.7.0: created on October/14/2001 (Beta version)
Improvements:
- individual hiding of logical partitions
- warnings about invalid CHS values can be disabled
- command-line version of Boot-US has now same functionality as GUI version
- command-line version of Boot-US is available as DOS version and as WIN32 version
Fixes:
- installation of boot manager into primary partition did not re-activate already present Boot-US partition

 
 

Boot-US 1.6.3 (GUI): created on August/21/2001
Improvements:
- none
Fixes:
- storing parameters in INI file fixed
- IDE disk model is recognized also on Windows ME
- checking of CHS values in partition table was too strict
- invalid or incomplete formated NTFS partition is now handled correctly

Boot-US 1.6.2 (GUI): created on July/22/2001 (fixed on July/23/2001)
Improvements:
- improved speed of program execution with disabled trace
- volume label of hidden NTFS partitions is recognized
- more integrity checks (LBA mapping) of partitions
Fixes:
- handling of keys 'y' and 'z' when enterings passwords in boot manager fixed
- installation program GkSetup failed when a file 'setup.exe' was present in same directory
- message about violation of cylinder boundaries for logical partitions corrected (July/23/2001)

Boot-US 1.6.1 (GUI): created on June/17/2001
Improvements:
- integrity of partitions (overlapping partitions) is verified
- NTFS version is recognized
- volume label of hidden FAT16/FAT32 partitions is recognized
Fixes:
- empty warning could appear when installing non-licensed version 1.6.0

Boot-US 1.6.0 (GUI): created on May/30/2001 (Beta version)
Improvements:
- order of boot disks can be specified within configuration program
- disturbing disks can be skipped
- configuration program recognizes disk model and serial number
- booted partition is activated (if possible) by boot manager
- timer in boot manager is stopped on first key stroke
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 1.5.4 (GUI): created on Jan/12/2001
Improvements:
- true hiding of partitions can now be tested when boot manager is installed to diskette
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 1.5.3 (GUI): created on Dec/10/2000
Improvements:
- improved work around for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 problems with diskette access
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 1.5.2 (GUI): created on Dec/04/2000
Improvements:
- none
Fixes:
- individual true hiding did not work in the boot manager

Boot-US 1.5.1 (GUI): created on Nov/26/2000
Improvements:
- correct configuration of true hiding is checked when boot manager is installed
- work around for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 problems with diskette access
- highest free partition table entry is used for boot manager partition
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 1.5.0 (GUI): created on Oct/16/2000 (Beta version)
Improvements:
- true hiding of partitions (necessary especially for Windows 2000/XP/2003)
- all boot and partition sectors on all disks can be saved manually
- automatic saving of boot and partition sectors before write operations
- all partition names are stored additionally in INI file
- context menus in many dialogs
Fixes:
- administrator password for Boot-US could not be stored in boot manager due to version conflict

Boot-US 1.4.0 (GUI): created on June/29/2000
Improvements:
- new format of license file (registered license files remain valid)
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 1.3.1 (GUI): created on June/02/2000 (fixed on June/15/2000)
Improvements:
- uninstallation now possible directly from boot manager
- contents of all sectors written is always verified now
- partition labels are obtained now directly from WIN32 functions
- before careless users ignoring warning could write empty MBR to disk
Fixes:
- problems with individual hiding of partitions fixed
- installation of boot manager to diskette fixed
- password entry for Windows program Boot-US fixed
- saving of last booted partition in boot manager fixed (June/15/2000)

Boot-US 1.3.0 (GUI): created on April/16/2000 (Beta version)
Improvements:
- individual hiding of primary and extended partitions
- configurable description for partitions in boot manager
- password protection for configuration program
- administrator password for boot manager
- drive access is repeated also under NT
- graphical design of boot manager reworked
- timer in boot manager can be deactivated completely
- boot manager remembers last booted partition
- empty disks are ignored by the boot manager
- boot manager avoids ext. INT 13h for better compatibility
- installation on diskette may occupy up to 36 sectors
Fixes:
- for disks with > 1023 cyl. and < 255 heads the part. size was sometimes displayed wrong

Boot-US 1.2.4 (GUI): created on Jan/01/2000
Improvements:
- support for Windows 2000/XP/2003
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 1.2.3 (GUI): created on Oct/23/1999
Improvements:
- license file is Base64 encoded to prevent corruption by email transport
- total number of sectors returned by extended INT 13h is now used
Fixes:
- installing boot manager in primary partition sometimes required to uninstall it before

Boot-US 1.2.2 (GUI): created on July/11/1999
Improvements:
- complete english online help added (Sept/13/1999)
Fixes:
- boot manager could not be installed in MBR when partition table on disk 1 was full
- unchanged passwords were corrupted at second installation of boot manager

Boot-US 1.2.1 (GUI): created on July/03/1999
Improvements:
- explicit support for booting DOS, Windows 95/98/ME from 2nd, 3rd.. hard disk
- boot manager now passes appropriate disk number (80h, 81h...) in DL register
- password protection for partitions
- by default hiding of partition is not activated
- by default boot manager is installed in primary partition
- info about target partition is shown before boot manager is installed in primary partition
- drive access is retried in case of errors
- language in Boot-US and boot manager can be changed to English
- boot manager allows manual unhiding of all partitions
Fixes:
- determination of LBA mapping from BIOS corrected
- determination of partition parameters corrected
- determination of drive letter corrected

Boot-US 1.1.4 (GUI): created on April/13/1999
Improvements:
- determination of LBA mapping selectable (from BIOS or partition table)
- boot manager in primary partition occupies full cylinder for better compatibility
- new design for toolbar (flat look)
Fixes:
- no LBA access was used for part. 0Bh, 0Ch, 0Eh, 0Fh and disk size < 8 GB
- CHS or LBA values were wrong when LBA-CHS-mapping was not correct

Boot-US 1.1.3 (GUI): created on March/16/1999
Improvements:
- online help integrated into Boot-US
- Boot-US supports now old version of system DLL Comctl32.dll
Fixes:
- bug in VC++ list control caused problems with empty strings
- empty hard disks without partitions were not displayed correctly

Boot-US 1.1.0 (GUI): created on Jan/11/1999
Improvements:
- menu command to get info about installed boot manager
- partial editing of partition table possible
- automatic hiding of C: partitions can be disabled
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 1.0.5 (GUI): created on Nov/29/1998
Improvements:
- boot manager can be installed in primary partition
- boot manager can automatically hide additional C: partitions
- display of license information
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 1.0.4 (GUI): created on Nov/01/1998
Improvements:
- boot manager supports disks up to 2048 GB with extended INT 13h
- Windows 9x and NT are recognized from their boot sector
- trace output much faster than before
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 1.0.3 (GUI): created on Oct/01/1998
Improvements:
- wizard for installation of boot manager
- complete track 0 can be saved and restored
- hidden partition (OS/2 boot manager) are recognized
- many additional partitions are recognized
- menu command for refreshing partition list
- support for trace output
Fixes:
- entries in log. partition sector were not recognized when in wrong order

Boot-US 1.0.0 (GUI): created on Sept/10/1998
- first version for general public

 
 

Boot-US 1.5.0 (cmd): created on Nov/19/2000
Improvements:
- true hidden partitions can be unhid
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 1.3.1 (cmd): created on June/11/2000
Improvements:
- contents of all sectors written is always verified now
- multiple sector access replaced by single sector access
- disk access avoids ext. INT 13h whenever possible
Fixes:
- program did stop sometimes

Boot-US 1.3.0 (cmd): created on April/09/2000
Improvements:
- language can be changed to english or german
- hidden extended partitions can be unhid
Fixes:
- none

Boot-US 1.2.0 (cmd): created on June/28/1999
Improvements:
- Partitions can now be made visible on all disks
Fixes:
- Only first disk could be specified

Boot-US 1.1.5 (cmd): created on May/15/1999
- first version for general public