Anybody still dual booting nowadays?

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2016/08/29 08:31:57 (permalink)

Anybody still dual booting nowadays?

I'm been out of the DAW scene for a few years and now contemplating on getting back to it. I used to dual boot my system for DAW all the time. Considering the systems nowadays + Windows 10, are people still dual booting their system and run their DAW on a separate boot partition?
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    jbraner
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    Re: Anybody still dual booting nowadays? 2016/08/29 14:16:14 (permalink)
    Hi cheers,
    I still dual boot. I don't know if you really have to anymore, but I do ;-)

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    Re: Anybody still dual booting nowadays? 2016/08/31 01:38:40 (permalink)
    I gave up on dual boot when everything (i.e. plugs that I use plus utility software) finally become available as 64bit. I actually retired the last dual boot system when I migrated everything to win10 in June 2016

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    Re: Anybody still dual booting nowadays? 2016/08/31 19:32:18 (permalink)
    Did you notice any noticeable difference when you moved from dual booting to single boot?
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    Re: Anybody still dual booting nowadays? 2016/09/01 05:02:28 (permalink)
    cheez
    Did you notice any noticeable difference when you moved from dual booting to single boot?


    no, but to be honest I did not use the 32 bit installation a whole lot - that was more of a fall-back option and a mean to test if some issues were related to the mix of 32 + 64 bit plugs.
     
    for almost a year everything on my system that I really use is 64bit (I only have a few minor things like fantom control remaining as 32 bit, but I rarely use that) ... and since monthly updates got so reliable that I update my system more often than the previous twice a year interval, it made no point to keep doing that for a dual boot ...
     
     

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    Re: Anybody still dual booting nowadays? 2016/09/01 20:21:20 (permalink)
    The reason for dual booting is not to use a 32 bit OS alongside a 64 bit. The argument has always been to have a clean registry, minimal background running processes, no antivirus, no eye candy, slim and an optimized system.
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    Re: Anybody still dual booting nowadays? 2016/09/02 04:22:00 (permalink)
    cheez
    The reason for dual booting is not to use a 32 bit OS alongside a 64 bit. The argument has always been to have a clean registry, minimal background running processes, no antivirus, no eye candy, slim and an optimized system.




    I understand. With PCs dedicated to DAW only work I got that anyway ...
     
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    Re: Anybody still dual booting nowadays? 2016/09/02 10:24:44 (permalink)
    Still dual booting, both drives 250GB and Win10 64bit.
     
    I wouldn't want to risk running SONAR on the same drive which has 3rd party firewall/virus/spyware blocker and steam installed on it.

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