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Tuning Windows XP for Recording
« on: April 01, 2005, 12:10:08 AM »
from http://www.musicxp.net/tuning_tips.php

 

More Detail is available on the site, but here's a few quick tips:    

some are truncated, so verify entire procedure at the site, and use this as an index.


1. Processor scheduling should be set to background services and not Programs.

Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance Settings > Advanced Tab > Background Services
   

2. Visual effects should be set to a minimum.

Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance Settings > Visual Effects Tab > Adjust for best performance
   

3. Switch Off Desktop Background Image

Right Click Desktop > Properties > Desktop Tab > Background None
   

4. Disable Screen Saver

Right Click Desktop > Properties > Screen Saver > None
   

5. Disable Fast User Switching

Start > Settings > Control Panel > User Accounts > Change the way users log on or off > Untick Use Fast User Switching
   

6. Switch Off Power Schemes

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power Options > Always On > Turn off monitor and turn off hard discs to Never
   

7. Switch Off Hibernation

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power Options > Hibernate > Untick Hibernation
   

8. Activate DMA on Hard Discs/CD ROMS

Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager > IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers > Right Click Primary IDE channel and Secondary IDE channel > Properties > Advanced Settings Tab > Tra
   

9. Disable System Sounds

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds Tab > Sound Scheme to None.
   

10. Do Not Map Through Soundcard

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Hardware Tab > (highlight your soundcard from the list) > Properties > Audio Devices > (highlight your soundcard from the list) > Properti
   

11. Disable System Restore

Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > System Restore Tab. Tick the "Turn off System Restore on all Drives"
   

12. Disable Automatic Updates

Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > Automatic Updates > Turn off automatic updating. I want to update my computer manually
   

13. Startup and Recovery Options

Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > Advanced > Startup and Recovery Settings > Untick Automatically Restart
   

14. Disable Error Reporting

Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > Advanced > Error Reporting > Disable Error Reporting
   

15. Disable Remote Assistance

Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > Remote > Untick Allow remote assistance invitations to be sent from this computer
   

16. Fix Swap File (Virtual Memory)

Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance Settings > Advanced > Virtual Memory Change > Custom Size. Set initial and maximum size to the same value
   

17. Speed Up Menus

Start > Run > Regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Desktop Folder. Set MenuShowDelay to 1
   

18. Disable Offline Files

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Folder Options > Offline Files Untick "Enable Offline Files"
   

19. Disable Remote Desktop

Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Remote > Untick "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer"
   

20. Disable Internet Synchronise Time

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Date and Time > Internet Time > Untick "Automatically synchronize with internet time server"
   

21. Disable Hide Inactive Icons

Start > Settings > Taskbar and Start Menu > Taskbar TAB > Uncheck "Hide Inactive Icons"
   

22. Disable Automatic Desktop Cleanup Wizard

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Desktop > Customise Desktop > Untick "Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days"
   

23. Disable NTFS Last Access Time Logging (NTFS File Systems Only)

Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System > CurrentControlSet > Control > Filesystem. Add a new DWORD value - "NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate" and set value to 1.
   

24. Disable Notification Area Balloon Tips

Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced. Create a new DWORD value called EnableBalloonTips and set to 0.
   

25. Disable CDROM Autoplay

Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System > CurrentControlSet > Services > Cdrom. Set autorun to 0.
   

26. Disable Disc Indexing Service

Right Click Start > Explorer > Right Click Each Disc > Properties > Untick "Allow Indexing Service to index this disc for fast file searching"
« Last Edit: April 01, 2005, 12:12:57 AM by Lower-Powered »

 

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