How to set nx=AlwaysOff in EasyBCD

#1
I was able to create the following listing with EasyBCD:

HTML:
Windows Boot Manager
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identifier              {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device                  partition=C:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default                 {51e10b2b-3961-11dc-92b4-001b2430acd5}
resumeobject            {0db2b33b-70d7-11db-8e3e-0016d305651c}
displayorder            {51e10b2b-3961-11dc-92b4-001b2430acd5}
                        {51e10b29-3961-11dc-92b4-001b2430acd5}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 15

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {51e10b2b-3961-11dc-92b4-001b2430acd5}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Microsoft Windows Vista
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {8693024d-3987-11dc-96da-806e6f6e6963}

Windows Boot Loader
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identifier              {51e10b29-3961-11dc-92b4-001b2430acd5}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Microsoft Windows Vista - No DEP
bootdebug               No
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {fc1007fa-3970-11dc-8047-806e6f6e6963}
nx                      OptOut
pae                     ForceDisable
sos                     No
debug                   No
This was a good start, but I needed to be able to set nx to AlwaysOff and not OptIn/Out. I had to resort to using the following to accomplish this.

HTML:
bcdedit /set {51e10b29-3961-11dc-92b4-001b2430acd5} 
nx=AlwaysOff
There is an occasional need for such settings. I needed AlwaysOff in order to install Microsoft service packs into Vista for a Microsoft application. Nothing else worked, not even adding the installs to the OptOut list - DEP stopped the install every single time! I would have enjoyed using EasyBCD more if it felt more complete - by saving me from resorting to BCDedit. This is not to say that it is a bad/usless app, it was a complete lifesaver when I created the second boot entry.

Is there any intention to add options such as nx=AlwaysOff to EasyBCD? Or maybe a way to edit in the View Settings mode?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Already there :grinning:

See the latest EasyBCD 1.61 beta in the stickied thread.

BTW, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies :smile:
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Hope you find it helpful.

If you have any other suggestions for 1.61, now would be the time to submit them - it's going gold real soon! :smile: