Tweaking Windows 10 for Music Production (2019)

Mike Enjo

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Hi folks! Its important to have Windows 10 optimized for music production. Before you spend money on a new PC, try out my guide to tweaking Windows 10 for better performance!

 
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Shad0wLandsUK

Senior Member
I did have a go at setting my BIOS like this and using the High Performance/Ultimate Performance modes.
Waves SoundGrid Studio does not like Ultimate Performance and does not recognise it as correct (pop-up on every startup) and my processor does not move smoothly between clock-speeds either, which I don't see as good for the processor
 

Shad0wLandsUK

Senior Member
Good video, but as an IT Admin, I would never and was advised never to use CCleaner. I do not trust it at all.
That thing can delete things and cause some harm :/

For me Advanced app startup control:
Autoruns from Sysinternals (MS)

Then for OS optimising: (Run as Administrator)
CMD > chkdsk /f
CMD > sfc /scannow

I use those two for errors or performance degradation
 
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TimRideout

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Ccleaner is very specific, transparent and customizable as to what it deletes. It doesn't just "delete things" that can cause some harm... especially in an audio context
 

chimuelo

Star Of Stage & Screen
I liked CC but since then like the Tools Acronis provides.

I get more performance treats from tweaking the BIOS on Industrial ASRock boards.
 

DAW PLUS

Workstation nerd deluxe
I advise against CCleaner unless I trust the user to know what can be cleaned and what not, and especially, when.
Windows is not bothered anymore by idle files, at most, eventually, a drive may be fuller than it needs be due to some developers keeping installers in temp folders. This only is an issue if a few dozen gigabytes are used.
 

vitocorleone123

Active Member
I advise against CCleaner unless I trust the user to know what can be cleaned and what not, and especially, when.
Windows is not bothered anymore by idle files, at most, eventually, a drive may be fuller than it needs be due to some developers keeping installers in temp folders. This only is an issue if a few dozen gigabytes are used.
Solid advice.

I sometimes use CCleaner, but it always makes me a little nervous. I usually use Wise Disk Cleaner (but not the Advanced features) as an easy way to delete "easy to reach" files - as in those scattered a bit but aren't ever system if you stick to the basic mode. Don't go and also get Wise Registry Cleaner, unless you know what you're doing with the registry.