I'm using Pro Tools LE to record/edit music on a PC (Windows 7) instead of a Mac. It runs every bit as good as Pro Tools for Mac.... when it's working. Whenever I get errors or something isn't working right, I contact Avid (Pro Tools' parent company) Support, and they give me a laundry list of Pro Tools-specific performance tweaks (6 pages) to make, and insist that I make them before they offer any real assistance. Thing is, many of these tweaks make the computer essentially unusable for other tasks (ex. one of the tweaks is to disable the network card!).
What I'd like to do is figure out a way to toggle between a 'Pro Tools performance profile' and a 'General use performance profile.' My initial thought was to create a separate account just for Pro Tools, but changes to Device Manager appear to carry over between accounts. :-s
Here is the list of performance tweaks: Avid - Windows Guide - Windows 7 Optimizations and Troubleshooting.
If anyone has any ideas for how I can accomplish this, or at least make switching back and forth easier, I'd love to hear them!
Thanks in advance,