An easy-to-use tool for configuring Windows for a developer


Many system developers complain about repetitive settings of their testing Windows workstations to make them usable for testing software. Number of dialogs you need to go through is bigger on Windows Vista or newer, where the necessary dialogs are often hidden one level deeper than in Windows XP. BellaVista is a tool that gathers necessary settings to one place, speeding configuration up. The settings include:

BellaVista can do all of the above, with a minimal number of mouse clicks.

BellaVista tool

Editing external storages

New in version 1.2: BellaVista supports editing of an external storage, just like bcdedit.exe. You can enter the name of a BCD registry hive file on the command line:

BellaVista.exe /store "C:\save-bcd-hive"

All operations will be done on the specified storage.

Supported operating systems

BellaVista can be run on any NT-based Windows, beginning with Windows NT 4.0. However, on operating systems older than Windows Vista, not all features will be available.