Optimizing Windows XP for Audio Recording

Techniques for getting your tone to tape.

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Optimizing Windows XP for Audio Recording

Post by St August » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:00 am

Here are 42 items you can diable In windows XP to
optimzie your computer for audio recording. Most or all of these are in the services area in side administartive tools

1. Alerter
2. automatic Updates
3. clipboard
4. computer browser
5. Cryptographic services
6. Dist. Link
7. dist. Trans
8. error reporting services
9. event log
10. fast user switching
11. help & support
12. messenger
13. net metting remote
14. network DDE
15. NT LM security
16. perfromance logs
17. portable services
18. Print spooler
19. Protected storage
20. Remote any thing 20 tru 24
25. Secondary login
26. security accounts
27. Server
28. Smart card
29. smart card helper
30. System Notification
31. System Restore
32. Task scheduler
33. telephony
34. telnet
35. terminal services
36. Themes
37. upload manager
38. Volume shadow copy
39. Web Client
40. Windows image aquire
41. Window user mode
42. Wireless Zero..

Also No screen savers or sleep mode turn all those off in properties
of your screen.

Hope this helps some of you out..
Use this as a guide and not a definite. even tho this is what I have disabled on my computer.. Now if your going to have a dedicated PC for recording with no internet attached there are plenty more sevices that can be disabled..

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Post by NitroLiq » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:23 am

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar02/a ... an0302.asp
http://www.audioforums.com/resources/wi ... ation.html
http://www.homerecordingconnection.com/ ... ory&id=253

And the granddaddy site (which apparently is being done and you have to register to access the tweaks/tips area now):


Just backing ya up, there pally! :wink:

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Post by Billy Batz » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:25 pm

In fact those are all good things to shut down because they plain suck.

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