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Windows 7: How to set up a lean-mean machine for audio recording

31 Aug 2014   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
How to set up a lean-mean machine for audio recording

Hey guys.
Sorry if this has been covered already, and if it has, please push me in the right direction.

I have a Dell Latitude D-630 with 4GB RAM and 300GB HD.
Windows 7 32bit new installation.
I have not done the majority of the updates because I don't think I really need them. I could be wrong.

All I want to do is use this laptop as an audio workstation (DAW)
Of course a couple of the programs required .NET so I installed that.
Seems after I did, the CPUs went haywire and are now pegging out at 100%.

So my question; What can I do to make this machine a bit faster? I do not use it for surfing the web or connect to my LAN. Any updates to my software I will use a jump drive or CD/DVD to perform those tasks.

If there is a list of processes and services that I can essentially turn off to help me in this endeavor, I'd love to see it so that I may accomplish my work.

Thanks in advance.

- Mike

My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Aug 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Welcome to our forum Mike.

First things first. Do one or both of these tutorials so we know your system specs.

By Brink:
System Info - See Your System Specs

By Kari:
Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs

Look in the lower left of this post to My System Specs.
It will show you the general idea of things needed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Aug 2014   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Layback Bear,
I have posted my specs per the tutorial.

- Mike

Thanks for the welcome.
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