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    Migrating To A New Music PC

    How To Take Your OS & DAW With You

    Is it possible to transfer everything from your existing Windows music computer to a new machine, or should you start afresh?

    Techniques Apr 2017
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    Installing A Windows OS From Scratch

    PC Musician

    As a PC user, one job you're almost sure to have to do at some point is a clean install of Windows, whether because you've built your own PC, as outlined in last month's issue, have suffered a serious crash, or have decided to change to a new OS. Here's what you need to know...

    Techniques Mar 2007
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    Windows Vista — Upgrade Or Wait?

    PC Notes

    After a long wait, the new Windows Vista OS is actually on the horizon — so should we all be rushing to upgrade?

    Techniques Feb 2007
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    PC Musician: XP Tweaks For Music

    The Audio Tweaks That Work - And The Ones That Don't!

    Windows XP works better for audio than any other Windows OS so far, but musicians still seek those ultimate go-faster tricks, so this month we bring you a guide to those that are worth doing and those that are worth avoiding.

    Techniques Sep 2006
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    Are PC Musicians Ready For Windows x64?

    The 64-bit Question

    With advantages such as more efficient processing and the ability to address up to a Terabyte of RAM, Windows XP Professional x64 has a lot to offer PC-based musicians — in theory. We put the fully 64-bit system idea to the test.

    Techniques May 2006
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    Windows Vista

    PC Notes

    If you're thinking about a new PC, do you need to make sure it's ready for the forthcoming Windows XP replacement: Vista? We examine the relevant issues for the musician.

    Techniques Apr 2006
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    Harbal Auto EQ & Windows Driver Model

    PC Notes

    Can Harbal's new automatic track EQ solve your equalisation problems with one click? We find out, as well as exploring the mysteries of the Windows Driver Model...

    Techniques Mar 2006
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    Avoid Viruses, Spyware, Adware, Phishing & Internet Hacks

    PC Notes

    We'd probably all prefer to keep our music PCs insulated from viruses, spyware, adware, phishing and the general nastiness of the Internet, but the way music software is developing makes this increasingly difficult. Find out more...

    Techniques Jan 2006
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    Avoiding The Blue Screen Of Death

    PC Musician

    If you've ever been confronted by the dreaded Blue Screen Of Death, suffered random reboots or faced the frustration of inexplicable PC crashes, read on for some preventative measures...

    Techniques Jan 2006
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    Windows XP x64

    PC Notes

    The 64-bit Windows XP x64 edition is on the shelves, but musicians should stick with their trusty 32-bit OS for the moment. PC Notes explains why, as well as offering some constructive soundcard feature suggestions to manufacturers.

    Techniques Dec 2005
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    User Accounts; Documents & Settings

    PC Notes

    We explore the relevance of User accounts and the vital contents of the Windows Documents and Settings folder.

    Techniques Nov 2005
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    Hardware Safety Guidelines For The PC Musician

    PC Musician

    The new PC interfacing standards of USB and Firewire brought with them the promise of 'hot-plugging' and easy interconnection. But some musicians have discovered, to their cost, that the reality doesn't always live up to the promise. We investigate...

    Techniques Oct 2005
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    DIY PC Fault-finding

    PC Notes

    If youre having problems with your setup, a methodical approach can save frustration. PC Notes offers some advice.

    Techniques Jul 2005
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    From 32-bit To 64-bit

    PC Notes

    The magic number of 64 is gradually working its way into all aspects of our PC experience: processors from both AMD and Intel, the Windows XP OS, hardware drivers, and — coming soon — 64-bit music apps. But what should we be aware of as we consider the transition from 32-bit?

    Techniques Jun 2005
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    Hard Drive Defragmentation

    PC Musician

    Does defragmenting your hard drives, including the ones you use for recording audio, really result in better PC performance? Opinion is divided, so we take a considered look at the subject, as well as testing some of the most suitable 'defragger' utilities.

    Techniques Jun 2005
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    Maximum RAM

    PC Notes

    If you are tempted to approach the dizzy heights of 4GB of RAM in your PC, as supported by most motherboards, there are a few things to bear in mind.

    Techniques May 2005
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    PC Processing Power

    PC Notes

    Is PC processing power finally matching the aspirations of PC musicians? PC Notes debates the issue, as well as bringing you another crop of news, tips and ideas.

    Techniques Mar 2005
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    Removing Unwanted PC Device Drivers

    PC Musician

    Most hardware devices you use with your PC require drivers — but what happens to them and their associated files when you change the hardware or update to new drivers? Unfortunately, they hang about in various locations, cluttering your hard drive and storing up problems for the future. We explain how to make a clean sweep and get rid of them once and for all.

    Techniques Mar 2005
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    Should Musicians Install XP Service Pack 2?

    PC Notes

    The Windows XP Service Pack 2 is out, and it offers valuable bug fixes as well as enhanced Internet security measures. But as reports of a few audio-related problems surface, should musicians go ahead and install it?

    Techniques Nov 2004
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    Longhorn & Harbal

    PC Notes

    The Harbal EQ-matching program benefits from some worthwhile tweaks. We report them, and discuss some new information about Longhorn: the next incarnation of the Windows OS.

    Techniques Jul 2004
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    Page File: The Great Controversy

    PC Notes

    We return to the great Page File controversy of 2003... as well as keeping you stocked with the usual cocktail of PC news and tips.

    Techniques Mar 2004

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