FREE e-book by Deskew - Optimize your Windows PC for the stage!

Computer: Dell Optiplex 5000 ; CPU: 12th Gen i7-12700 ; RAM: 64 GB ; OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Issue: severe CPU spikes, every 10-15min → bad real-time performance.

The cause: Dell-related pre-installed services/applications.

The solution:

a) disable/uninstall these services:

  • Dell Data Vault Collector
  • Dell Data Vault Processor
  • Dell Data Vault Service API
  • Dell SupportAssist
  • Dell SupportAssist Remediation
  • DellTechHub

b) uninstall these Dell applications:

  • Dell Digital Delivery
  • Dell Digital Delivery Services
  • Dell Optimizer
  • Dell Optimizer Service

< solved >


Happy readers of the e-book :slight_smile:

[1] We don’t make a habit of publishing links to companies’ content marketing materials, but this happens to be particularly useful – and no, it’s not just a big sales pitch for Gig Performer! @ Synth and SoftwareLINK

[2] For me, this is the best “bible” for optimizing a laptop! Gandi @ Native Instruments → LINK

[3] I’ve gone through this below and found it useful. thedogsdinner @ ntlite .com → LINK

[4] Disable Core Parking @ PianoWorld → LINK

[5] Disable Core Parking @ Microsoft Answers → LINK

[6] Optane VI and Latency Monitor @ → LINK

[7] After optimizing the laptop with the guide my computer runs faster and Rig 6 works so much better. I’m happy! denjack @ Native Instruments → LINK

[8] Recommendation from LX2 @ Steinberg → LINK

[9] I use Gig Performer (among others) with a 2012 Lenovo PC 8GB RAM i5-3320M and I can load about 15 plugins playing simultaneously without any CPU load problem and glitches at 44,1kHz/128 samples. But to get this result, my computer is dedicated only to music and optimized thanks to this 92 pages guide whose recommendations I carefully followed @ VI-Control → LINK

[10] Wie gesagt ist die Konfiguration des PCs nicht unerheblich. Hatte es im Forum hier schon mal erwähnt, es gibt für Windows-PCs eine super Anleitung mit viel Praxiswissen. Sucht einfach mal nach “The Ultimate Guide to Optimize your Windows PC for the Stage”. lx2 @ Steinberg → LINK

[11] Berto @ PianoWorld .com

In Gig Performer community forums, there is a free book explaining step by step how to configure your OS to maximize performance solely for this purpose. It disables/deletes any and all apps/files not needed and changes settings to speed the processing needed. Obviously this is for a dedicated laptop used only in your ‘studio’ as it were. It works as I was unable to run little more than half of what i do now.



Users that have E cores will find this very interesting - a VST3 plugin NoThrottle. → LINK

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Interesting topic, and rewarding to see the guide circulating. :wink:
But really impressive images of the computer :face_with_open_eyes_and_hand_over_mouth:

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Issues with SSD Bitlocker performance impact

Be careful wi5 encryption on Windows 11


So, if you are only using your SSD for streaming sample libraries, the best option would seem to be to turn bit locker off in the manner described in the article?

Or am I missing something?

Anyone run into any issues doing that?

To turn off BitLocker, all you need to do is launch an elevated command prompt (launch CMD as administrator) and enter manage-bde -off C:replace the C: with a different drive letter if your encrypted drive is not C. (You can also do this, for individual drives, via the BitLocker control panel: Control Panel → System and Security → BitLocker Drive Encryption — or type “manage BitLocker” in the Start Menu search box.)

I never turned it on, really, on all my computers.
And now we also have a valid and relevant source - Tom’s Hardware.

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I’ll check. I think I turned it off as part of my attempt to optomize my laptops.

Just a suggestion: If you use a separate disk for storing samples, then you can turn it off only for that disk.

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There are ways to encrypt specific folders rather than whole disk encryption if you need to protect certain things.


A nice guide for the notorious ACPI.SYS issue → Audio Dropouts (All Notes) - #5 by Mark

Now without drop-outs and glitch free.


For hard core users! :slight_smile:

Chris Titus’ Windows Debloat Powershell scripting → LINK