VirtualPC Memory Limit — Nero InCD
Date Published: 18 March 2005
Chris Wille pointed me to Nero InCD as the culprit when my VirtualPC machine wouldn’t let me use more than 256mb of my 2GB of RAM. He says now that this is fixed in the latest version. Ben Armstrong also covers the issue of Nero InCD and VirtualPC, recommending uninstalling.
What I’ve found works for me is to simply open up Windows Task Manager, go to the Processes tab, sort by Image Name, select InCD.exe, and End Process. No need to uninstall (or install a new version of Nero). I can still use Nero when I want for burning or whatever, but when I’m doing VPC I just stop it. I’m pretty sure I don’t need InCD using up resources 24/7 anyway.
Steve is an experienced software architect and trainer, focusing on code quality and Domain-Driven Design with .NET.