Wrong limitation at Physical Memory

Found in EasyBCD 1.7.1 running on Windows Vista Ultimate:

Steps: Select "Advanced Options" , click into spinner control of "Deduct x MB from physical memory". Enter a value of "512", leave field with TAB.

Observed: Value reverts to "100"

Expected: Value to stay.

Additional info: The limits of this control should be in the range of 0 to about 4000, since this value is substracted from the current physical memory to reach a lower start memory. Limiting MaxValue to 100 doesn't make too much sense. Best would be a dynamic MaxValue of something like "CurrentPhysicalMemory - MinimumAmount for VistaToWork"

Also, I would recommend to change that option to show the resulting memory amount. For example, to start Vista with 512 MB on a 2GB box, one needs to enter "1536" (which is 2048-512), or even better: just let the user enter the desired amount and do the math internally (since most users can't use a calculator anyway :??)


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Hi woody, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies.

That's a known issue - it'll be fixed in this next version hopefully :smile: