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Old 03-18-2018, 08:37 PM
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Default Re: PT 10 vs Windows 10?

Originally Posted by sunnydownsnuff View Post

I understand that Avid have stopped creating updates for Protools 10 and have said that it will not work on windows 10 but plenty of people have had it working anyway. My question is why not just step the windows update back? Even you have said it works fine before the updates. Just curious as i'm about to get my new PC which is windows 10 and i'm going to try continue using Protools 10. Want to know which update is best to keep it at as it will be an offline PC.


I took it back to a date I knew it was working well but same Hang up so next I backed out all the Window updates. Didn’t make a bit of difference. Still stalled at Windows Installer.

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Old 03-18-2018, 08:49 PM
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Default Re: PT 10 vs Windows 10?

Nothing, just the optimizations. It has been installed since one of the first builds of W10 or probably W8 idk, it just keeps working fine update after update.
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Old 03-18-2018, 09:07 PM
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Cool. Can't wait to see how it goes. Thanks heaps for your replies.
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Old 05-09-2019, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by amagras View Post
The only way to know for sure is to try on your system. My copy of Pro Tools 10.3.10 runs perfectly on my PC with the latest version of Windows 10. I do all the optimizations recommended by Avid, etc.
See this:
Desktop: Win 7 / GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R / i7-980X hex @ 3.9GHz / 32GB / PT 9 / Focusrite LS56
Laptop: Win 7 / HP ProBook 4730s / i7-2630 / 8GB / PT 9 / U-PHORIA UMC1820
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Old 06-02-2019, 11:33 AM
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For my friends usiing Pro Tools HD-10 on Windows 10...I am running on a custom built desktop. My issue was that randomly, while recording or mixing, PT would stop with the -9073 (disk not fast enough) error. I noticed that randomly, the pro tools performance window would show near 0% utilization, then show spikes in the disk utilization bar and the Windows task manager just before I got the error. This was bizarre because my PT sessions data drive is made up of two 1TB 7200 RPM hard drives in a striped RAID-0 configuration, which is fast and ideal for audio and video work. After what seemed to be eons of searches to solve this problem, I came across a YouTube video describing how to get a handle on erratic Windows disk activity https://youtu.be/Enh3gPc3HVs . I applied some of the tweeks to Windows 10, and for days I have not gotten that error. No guarantees, of course, but this might for you as well.
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