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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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    Windows 8 For Musicians

    PC Notes

    A consumer preview version of Windows 8 has been released to mixed reviews — but what does the horizon look like for musicians?

    Sound Advice May 2012
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    PC Notes

    32-bit / 64-bit in Windows 7

    If youre upgrading to Windows 7, you might be considering buying a 64-bit version to access more RAM. But will you still be able to use all your 32-bit plug-ins?

    Sound Advice Jan 2010
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    Windows 7

    PC Notes

    To buy or not to buy? That's the question, as Windows 7 finally makes its debut.

    Sound Advice Dec 2009
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    Microsoft Songsmith, AMD Quad-core Processors, Defragmentation

    PC Notes

    Our monthly round-up of news and tips for PC musicians takes in faster AMD quad-core processors, assesses Microsofts innovative Songsmith program, and offers a guide to the mysteries of defragging.

    Sound Advice May 2009
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    Alter Vista

    Tweaking Windows Vista For Music

    If you've switched to Vista, or are about to take the plunge, check out our guide to the Vista audio tweaks that work — and those that don't.

    Sound Advice Nov 2008
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    The End Of Windows XP

    PC Notes

    The newly released Service Pack 3 will be the last one ever issued for Windows XP — and XP itself is due to go 'off the market' at the end of June. Are there any implications for the thousands of XP-using musicians out there?

    Sound Advice Jul 2008
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    Happy Birthday Vista: How Was It For You?

    PC Notes

    Vista's now a year old — but is it loved or loathed by musicians?

    Sound Advice Apr 2008
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    Multi-core Processing & Vista Performance

    PC Notes

    Will you notice a big improvement in software performance if you switch to a multi-core processor? And will performance suffer if you switch to Windows Vista? Find the answers to these and many other questions in this month's PC Notes...

    Sound Advice Sep 2007
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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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