Doesn't everything within the program also have to initialise, so plug-ins etc before you get to the main screen? I know you have many more of those than I do. It could also be a how many cores a system has thing. My copy of Cubase takes the longest to load at around 30 seconds and I can see the list of plug-ins being initialised as they whizz through on the splash startup screen before the main editing screen opens. I think it may be worse if only working with one screen if the main editing screen is blocking the view of the desktop.
I just tried MEP 2021 and that took 16 secs to load so it does seem the new versions take longer.
There are a host of components of the program loaded prior to getting the the New project/Load project dialog - you can what is loading bottom left of the splash screen, other items are loaded on initial use.
I use a reasonably powered laptop (i7, 2.6 GHz, 32 GB RAM). VPX(12) loads in "full screen" mode and takes 3.5 minutes to load. During this time the VPX window cannot be minimized. Unless I connect a 2nd monitor, I cannot do anything on the computer until VPX finishes loading. BTW, this laptop has an SSD primary drive.
I've just opened VPX12 for the first time today, computer was switched off completely overnight, and everything was loaded and "ready to run" in less than 30 seconds after I clicked on the desktop icon. If yours is taking 3.5 minutes I suspect there is something amiss with your installation, I'm afraid. (You can see my computer spec in my signature.)
Hopefully @johnebaker will come back and be able to suggest how you might try to resolve this. However, as he says in an earlier post, there are a lot of components to "activate"; these are clearly shown in the bottom left hand corner of the splash screen. have you tried watching the list as it goes through to see exactly which component(s) is/are causing the "hold-up"?
My first thought is there is not enough free space on the C: drive to load quickly or it is too defragmented, or both but difficult to even guess at as Ralph still hasn't put his full specs into his signature and to be frank is getting a bit of a bind trying to go back to older posts to find them to remind me of possible problems.
. . . . and to be frank is getting a bit of a bind trying to go back to older posts to find them to remind me of possible problems. . . . .
Please put you computer spec into your profile signature - see mine as an example - the processor number you have quoted is missing 4/5 numbers and possibly one or two letters - eg my processor is an i7-8700K.
To access your profile click your avatar top right of the page this will open the page shown below
. . . . C: drive to load quickly or it is too defragmented . . . . .
SSD's should not be defragmented as it uses up the write counts and can reduce the lifespan of the SSD drive - additionally it makes no difference to the read/write speed of the SSD drive.
For hard drives with Windows 10, it is also unnecessary to defragment them - Windows 10 does this automatically in the background once per week, SSD drives are trimmed rather than defragged.
Hi John. I turned it off when my two SSDs got destroyed. Remember when I was complaining about MEP hanging? I know there was a windows update that stopped that shortly after but at present I'm not trusting Windows to throw that problem up again at some future point. Maybe when I've got a C: drive backup sorted. That should be soon.
My SSD is optimized weekly. Previously I had not modified the factory pagefile settings, but I did customize them just now to 1536 MB Initial size and 4096 MB Max size. This helped bring the load time down to ~2 minutes. I then deleted most of the non-essential programs running in the background. With these modifications, the load time was reduced to ~1.5 min. The biggest problem, which I think is actually a bug, is that I can not minimize the window to do other things while VPX is loading. I had another thought. Every time VPX loads, it checks for other Magix software updates and utilities to load. There are several updates and add-ons for programs that I have used in the past, e.g. MEP, Slideshow, and Soundtrack, but do not use them now. Could this process be taking a long time, and if so can it be turned off?
To check the Windows installation see this tutorial and do steps 4 - 11.
I'm not sure what "tutorial" you are referring to.(?)
Have you changed any of the laptops' internals as you have stated it has a 1TB SSD but the Dell specifications page has it showing 256GB. Again the website is stating M.2 PCIe NVMe. If you have changed it, what is the make and model of the M.2 PCIe NVMe drive?
I put your video on screen 2 of my monitors and opened my copy of VPX11 at the same time as you opened your copy and although different parts of the program seemed to initialise at different times / speeds they both competed within a second of each other.
Thanks, John. Boy, that is much faster than mine! Even uninstalling all of Magix software, cleaning the registry, reinstalling VPX from a new download, it still took 3+ minutes for VPX to load, and without a 2nd monitor, I can do nothing on the machine until VPX finishes loading. I'm going to open a support ticket on this. One should at least be able to minimize the window!
The link above also contains indication about how to use the Microsoft FixIt tool.
Select "Uninstallation is running" in the tool. Locate your program and confirm the uninstallation. You should also find an item called"[Software_Name] Update" in this list, possibly even several of these items. Please run the tool several times until all entries for the software have disappeared. Please delete the remaining program folders under the following paths: C:\ProgramData\MAGIX\Video_Pro_X12 C:\Users\*Username*\AppData\Roaming\MAGIX\Video_Pro_X12
If you do not see the "AppData" folder, you must display hidden folders. To do this, go to "Folder Options" in the Control Panel and activate the option "Show hidden files, folders and drives" under "View" under "Hidden files and folders".
Then please reinstall the program using the download version: