FDISR for Audio/MIDI PC Environment

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by Chamlin, Aug 27, 2011.

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  1. Chamlin
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    Chamlin Registered Member

    I'm using SONAR software (audio/MIDI music production) on a PC (WinXP, SP3, Core Duo E6750 @2.66GHz, with 2 GB RAM.

    I find Sonar being sluggish at times, even after I stop many processes from running right after startup.

    Many musicians have a separate dedicated PC for recording as typical Windows processes, AV, Firewalls, etc. interfere with / diminish the power of the program and can really screw things up.

    Since I can't get another PC, is FDISR a good use for this situation? I am thinking of taking these steps:
    1. Make sure I have a good Primary backup;
    2. Delete all non-essential and processor-intensive programs, making my system as bare bones as possible;
    3. Apply all of the "Optimize Your Win XP PC for Audio Production" tweaks;
    4. Create a new FDISR snapshot for Audio Production that I can boot back and forth to when I'm doing music.
    Does this make sense? Better way to do this? Steps I'm missing?

    Thanks,
    Chamlin
  2. starfish_001
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    Yep basically you can have a normal snapshot and a performance snapshot.

    i 'd be tempted to fresh install to create the performant snapshot. With care it should not damage the exisitng snapshots just don't format the partition
  3. Chamlin
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    Chamlin Registered Member

    Do you mean do an absolute clean install of XP and update it to SP3? How would that work...? Would I format the drive, then reinstall XP, then SP3 it, then add FDISR? How would I have my old system available with all the older installed software, etc.?
  4. starfish_001
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    No

    I would keep the existing install as one snapshot and then create a new empty new snapshot for your music stuff


    You can install the brand new version of Xp in this new empty snapshot much like you would on a new computer BUT do not format the disk otherwise you will wipe the existing snapshots.

    Once installed you can apply SP3 and install SW as you require .... I would create an archive of the new install then you can just restore the archive when you want to refresh things in the future
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