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What optimizations can I do for my Windows XP system?

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asked Apr 23, 2015 in Computer Based Recording & Production by AlexTinsley (772,970 points)
I still have a Windows XP system and I want to set it up to run an older version of Studio One and an older interface. What do I need to do to tweak my system for best performance?

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answered Apr 23, 2015 by AlexTinsley (772,970 points)
 
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Windows XP went end of life in 2014, but a lot of people still use it. 

There was a website that was a collection of all the best practices that put into a single site called Music dot Net, the URL is now owned by someone else but there is an archive of MusicXP dot Net here. I suggest following everything on that site to a T. If you can't make it work, then upgrade your system to Windows 7 32-Bit SP1 for the next best 32-Bit performance as it will load most of what could be loaded in XP, and the performance for memory management is much better. 

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