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Windows BSI Basic Computer Configuration Suggestions

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Operating System:
Windows 7, 8/8.1, & 10 Professional
64bit versions currently supported for Simian 2.3, Wavecart 5.1, and Stinger 3.1.

Hard Drives:
64K Allocation unit size
NTFS File System
Full Format
Disabled Indexing Service (under disk properties”
Separate hard drives for Audio and System

CPU:
We prefer Genuine Intel (Core 2 Duo,Core I series, or Xeon” CPUs


Drivers:
All latest drivers for motherboard and 3rd party hardware (Video Card, AudioScience, Sentinel Hardware Key”

Memory:
Namebrand
2 gigs and up

Audio Cards:
AudioScience 5xxx or 6xxx series.

Windows:
  • Notification Area Icona
    • Check Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar
    • Click Turn system icons on or off > Action Center = Off
  • Power Options
    • High Performance
    • Turn off the display: Never
    • Put the computer to sleep: Never
    • Change Plan Settings > Change Advanced Power Settings
      • Require a password on wakeup > Setting: No.
      • Hard Disk > Turn off Hard Disk after > Setting: Never.
      • USB Settings > USB Selective suspend setting > Setting: Disabled.
      • Power buttons and lid > sleep button action > Setting: Do Nothing.
  • Regional and Language Options
    • Formats tab
      • Short Date: MM/dd/yyyy.
      • Long Date: MMMM dd, yyyy.
  • Sound
    • Playback tab
      • Select last device of first audio card and click the Set Default button.
    • Recording tab
      • Select last device of first audio card and click the Set Default button.
    • Sounds tab
      • Sound Scheme: No Sounds.
      • Deselect Play Windows Startup Sound
    • Communications tab
      • When Windows detects communications activity Do Nothing
  • System
    • Advanced tab > Startup and Recovery
      • System Startup > Select Time to display recovery options when needed.
    • Remote tab > Remote Assistance
      • Deselect Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer.
  • Windows Defender
    • Tools > Options > Administrator > Deselect Use this program.
  • Windows Firewall
    • Turn Windows Firewall On or Off
      • Home or work(private” network location settings > Turn off Windows Firewall
      • Public network location settings > Turn off Windows Firewall
  • Visual Effects
    • Control Panel > Performance Information and Tools > Adjust visual effects > Visual Effects tab> Adjust for Best Performance
    • Check Smooth Edges for Screen Fonts
  • Time Sync
    • Control Panel > Date and Time > Internet Time Tab> UNCHECK Automatically Synchronize with an Internet Time Server.
  • Network (if using network file sharing”
    • Start button > enter Network and Sharing Center in the “Search for programs and files” > click the Network and Sharing Center link at the top > Click Change Advanced Sharing Settings on the left hand side > choose Turn off password protected sharing radio button under Password protected sharing category > click on Save Changes
  • Auto Defrag
    • Start button > enter dfrgui in the “Search for programs and files” > click the dfrgui.exe link at the top > Click Configure Schedule > Uncheck Run on a schedule
  • Turn off UAC
    • Start button > enter UAC in the “Search for programs and files” > click the Change User Account Control Settings link at the top > Lower bar to Never Notify > Click OK
  • Windows Updates
    • Start button > enter Windows Updates in the “Search for programs and files” > click the Change Settings on the left pane > Set to Notify me but don’t automatically download or install them> Click OK
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