I am using 82 (Win XP SP3) and there is no hang when opening tab "external Devices"
A couple of comments though..
1) Build 82 claims to be 22.214.171.124
2) The BIOS Extender option on the "External Devices" tab says:
EasyBCD's BIOS extender can be used to boot from network, CD, or USB
on computers that don't natively support it.
The reference to USB is just a teeny bit broad. From the PLoP website:
Only USB mass storage devices are supported. The USB support allows to boot from usb harddisk, usb sticks and usb cardreaders. USB floppys and CD/DVD drives are not working.
Hope this helps