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#309502 - 10/09/06 04:39 AM Re: Windows XP Lite
Frank L. Rosenthal Offline
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Registered: 03/18/00
Posts: 1007
Nah, I think Rikki should spend all her time with software. It would keep her away from all that hardware stuff.... On her PC Rikki could always create a Restore point and recover her previous condition....almost always!!!

Besides if it doesn't work Rikki just goes out and buys something new!!!!

On a more serious note....,in general it is worth tweaking the PC for music or multi media. It optimizes performances - more RAM, faster startup - shut down, less disk swapping and so on.

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#309503 - 10/09/06 02:10 PM Re: Windows XP Lite
rikkisbears Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4243
Loc: NSW,Australia
Thanks Nigel,
I'll weigh up the risks.
I actually use a desktop for internet etc, and a laptop for my music stuff. My music software programs, files etc are backed up on cdroms ( plus in my desktop pc.)
Means I can easily start from scratch again, provided I don't do something strange to the operating system & my windows disappears ( haa haa , eek !!)

Hi Frank, great to hear from you again.
I always do a restore point before adding or deleting programs , utilities etc ( so far so good)
The software you mentioned above , is that designed for computer dummies like me to enable them to remove stuff from the computer , & then restore it back to prior state , just in case the stuff removed causes unseen consequences to other programs on the pc??

best wishes
Rikki
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Originally posted by Frank L. Rosenthal:
Nah, I think Rikki should spend all her time with software. It would keep her away from all that hardware stuff.... On her PC Rikki could always create a Restore point and recover her previous condition....almost always!!!

Besides if it doesn't work Rikki just goes out and buys something new!!!!

On a more serious note....,in general it is worth tweaking the PC for music or multi media. It optimizes performances - more RAM, faster startup - shut down, less disk swapping and so on.
_________________________
best wishes
Rikki

Korg PA4x, Korg PA3X, PSR S950, Band in a Box 2016
V Arranger/Ketron SD2

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#309504 - 10/09/06 06:49 PM Re: Windows XP Lite
Frank L. Rosenthal Offline
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Registered: 03/18/00
Posts: 1007
Rikki, you would still need to be very careful with a program such as that. You can remove things which are essential to other parts of the operating system. If it is removed you can't restore it. Also, anytime you mess with the registry you can get into difficulty....so be careful.

I guess to back track a bit.....if things work don't fix it!!!!!!

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#309505 - 10/10/06 01:36 AM Re: Windows XP Lite
rikkisbears Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4243
Loc: NSW,Australia
Hi Frank,
at the moment things are working fine in my new dual core laptop. I've only been using the inbuilt Audigy software for auditioning & setting up my soundfonts for BIAB. I did install Forte in it a while back, but ended up removing it . Not sure if the Audigy software may have been interferring with Forte. I had the odd strange thing happen at times.

I decided to keep using my old Dell laptop with Forte , Live Synth pro, OMB etc midied to the Clavinova. Unfortunately it died again for no apparent reason ( no, I wasn't fooling with the registry haahaa). Second time it's died on me, so I think I'll retire it for good.

It's going to be interesting to see if I can get Forte running smoothly with my dual core laptop with the Audigy software still installed. Don't want to remove it just in case it wasn't the culprit.

I think you mentioned quite a while back that maybe, I could have a problem using Forte with a dual core processor. I did notice the other day that there have been at least a couple of updates to forte that I hadn't downloaded.

Main reason for installing forte again would be, because I wouldn't mind getting Garritons & checking into some of the other vst's.

best wishes
rikki

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Originally posted by Frank L. Rosenthal:
Rikki, you would still need to be very careful with a program such as that. You can remove things which are essential to other parts of the operating system. If it is removed you can't restore it. Also, anytime you mess with the registry you can get into difficulty....so be careful.

I guess to back track a bit.....if things work don't fix it!!!!!!
_________________________
best wishes
Rikki

Korg PA4x, Korg PA3X, PSR S950, Band in a Box 2016
V Arranger/Ketron SD2

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#309506 - 10/11/06 05:53 AM Re: Windows XP Lite
Frank L. Rosenthal Offline
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Registered: 03/18/00
Posts: 1007
Rikki, yes I thought there may be a problem with forte or plugins when used on computers with dual core CPUs. However, recent discussions seems to indicate it may not be a big a problem. Here is one such discussion: http://www.brainspawn.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1944

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#309507 - 10/11/06 02:58 PM Re: Windows XP Lite
rikkisbears Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4243
Loc: NSW,Australia
Thanks Frank,
I'll check it out. Haven't had a chance to reinstall forte yet. Most appreciated
best wishes
Rikki

Quote:
Originally posted by Frank L. Rosenthal:
Rikki, yes I thought there may be a problem with forte or plugins when used on computers with dual core CPUs. However, recent discussions seems to indicate it may not be a big a problem. Here is one such discussion: http://www.brainspawn.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1944
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best wishes
Rikki

Korg PA4x, Korg PA3X, PSR S950, Band in a Box 2016
V Arranger/Ketron SD2

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