You might have found out that you are no longer able to find Boot.ini and Ntldr in your Windows 8.1, 8 and 7 operating systems. Frustrating? No, not at all because Microsoft has redesigned the boot configuration to the newer versions.
The Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store replaces the text-based Boot.ini file. In the BCD store, the Windows boot manager, the Windows boot loader, and other boot applications are now represented as program objects (GUIDs) instead of text items. Don’t worry! If you do not like using BCD edit.exe, you can still use Msconfig.exe with the local administrative privileges to launch a Gui for viewing and modifying a subset of the boot configuration settings. It is that cool 🙂