The easiest way to format and partition a drive is to connect it to a “working” system, then format, and create the partitions through Windows Disk Manager (or other 3rd party software). The other option is to connect the drive into the new system, format and create the first partition as you install windows. Then after the system is up and going, you would come back and create the rest of the partitions.
One of the actual downsides of Pro Tools for Windows (yeah, yeah, insert sarcastic remarks here!) is the ability to have multiple versions of Pro Tools on the same system. This is thinking beyond having just Pro Tools 10 and 12 on the same system, But having different versions of 12 or 11 as examples. The way I have always dealt with this, is by having multiple partitions on the same hard drive.
In this video we cover creating a bootable recovery drive with Paragon Backup and Recovery. We can use this drive to boot into a system that will not otherwise boot. From there we can restore a previously created system image.
In a previous post, I went over some of the details of Windows Data Collecting and Phone Home (Telemetry) features. In here I would like to go over some ways to stop or limit the data collecting and telemetry.
Windows 10 no longer gives us the ability to turn off system updates. Here I have a way to turn off the automatic download of updates and quickly turn it back on when you are ready.
Are you going to Upgrade to Windows 10 ?
You Really won't need me to remind you of this after all Microsoft have been trying to hammer it home for the last year but it's finally come to crunch time. If you are going to do it, you had better do it now.
I'm not going to try and convince you one way or other it's your choice hence why we have been relatively quiet about the subject but have always been open to offering advice to those of our customers who have asked for it.
When was the last time you created a backup of your system that would allow you to restore back to its current state in a matter of minutes?
If you are well organised you might have this all under control but I would bet the farm on the majority of people do not have this in hand and only occasionally create backups or even forget until its way too late and the damage is done.
Windows 10 upgrades leave behind a lot old surplus files that take up valuable storage space, Here's how to clean up and gain some storage space back...
We've just been informed that Windows 10 is now qualified for Pro Tools 12.5 but with special HD hardware buffer limitations.
Here at Pro Tools PC we have been shipping and supporting Windows 10 For Pro Tools for Quite some time now but we are glad to see if official from Avid at long last.
10 days ago I wrote an article here on The Pro Tools PC Newsbog with detailed advice on how to best protect yourself from the Trend Micro report on some identified security flaws in Apple's Quicktime on the Windows OS's, Avid have now confirmed that advice...