Windows 7 64bit Performance Improvement Tips for EDIUS users


1. Go to services and stop Windows defender and then set startup type to disabled.

(right click Computer, left click manage, services and applications, services)

Windows 7 Defender


2. Set the Power options to high performance and in advanced settings, make sure nothing is set to sleep mode or to turn off mode etc.

(go to control panel, hardware and sound or system and security, power options)

Win7 Power Options
Win7 advanced power options

Win7 advanced power options


3. Turn off drive indexing service of all drives where video or data used by Edius is stored.

(double click computer, right click each drive you wish to disable from indexing)

Win7 drive indexing

4. Disable search indexing options on all drives that are used by Edius for video or other data. (click the start button, type indexing in the search box just above start)

Win7 search indexing


5. Disable system restore on all drives that are used by Edius for video or other data.

(right click computer, left click properties, system protection)

Win7 system restore
6. Disable automatically restart when a BSOD occurs, this will allow you to read the cause of the problem.
Disable Automatic Restart

7. Set the User Account Control slider all the way to the bottom.

(go to control panel, system and security, user account control settings)

Win7 User Account Control

8. Turn off automatic defragmentation schedules on all drives used by Edius.

(go to control panel, system and security, administrative tools, defragment your hard disk)

Win7 defragmentation

9. Control Panel, Programs and Features, Click Turn Windows features on or off
Win7 turn off windows features
10. Turn off all Windows features as seen below
Win7 untick features
11. Taskmanager should show lots less running processes now and EDIUS will be far more responsive.
12. Right click computer, properties, advanced system settings, performance options, disable all options as seen below
Win7 performance options
13. Empty your temp folder daily, create a shortcut to temp on your desktop. Open Windows Explorer, go to tools, folder options, click view tab, click show hidden files and folders, then create shortcut to temp by following the screenshot below. Use your user name instead of Anton as seen below.
Win7 temp folder
14. Do not run any anti virus or any anti spyware software while editing
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