System Slows A Lot // Advice, Suggestions, Welcome

CLINT-DANBURY wrote on 11/1/2021, 2:19 PM

I didn't have a whole lot of disk space to begin with.

My Movie Studio 18 Platinum productions used up heaps of that

This was all on my "C:" drive, which (if I understand things properly) gives Windows an even worse headache

My Common Experience typically goes something like this...

  • Start a new project
  • All is well, execution is really great
  • Project grows
  • New stuff takes a little longer; still works okay
  • Project grows and grows and becomes more complex
  • Computer system becomes quite slow
  • I make that one "next development" in the project
  • No more progress; status "Not Responding"


In an attempt to address this problem, I now have an external disk drive. Windows Explorer is showing 232 GB Available

My questions...

  • Can I safely just move the entire tree (of Movie Studio 18 Platinum work) to the external hard drive ?
  • What settings do I change to put my data files on this external drive; i.e., how do I get Movie Studio 18 Platinum to keep his hands off the "C:" drive and do all his work on the "F:" drive ?
  • For that matter, am I asking for something which is sensible and in the realm of possibility ?
  • What other questions should I ask about all this ?

Perhaps I should ask: If you had a machine which slowed down logarithmically as your project grows, and you acquired an external disk drive with 232 GB, what would you do to let the application and the system software handle the next project ?



Hope I'm getting this biz right...

Windows 7 home edition, 64 Bit OS

AMD Athlon II, 2.8 GHz

Usable Ram: 2.75 GB


johnebaker wrote on 11/1/2021, 3:49 PM



. . . . AMD Athlon II, 2.8 GHz . . Windows 7 . . Usable Ram: 2.75 GB

The answer to all your questions is bad news - the above indicate that your computer will not run Movie Studio 18 smoothly, it does not meet the minimum specification to run Movie Studio 18.

To be more specific the processor is dual core, the graphics card , if the same age, is not usable to give smoother performance, the amount of RAM is too low and the program is not certified to run on Windows 7, other issues are the small C: drive, and putting files on an external drive which will be USB2 is not practical due to the slow transfer speed of the USB2 interface.

The minimum system requirements are a quad core processor with an integrated Intel HD520 graphics chip, Windows 8 or 10, a NVidia GTX1050 or AMD Radeon 470 graphics card and 8GB preferred 16GB is better.

.Unfortunately a new computer which meets, and preferably exceeds, the minimum system requirements is required.

John EB
Forum Moderator


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VPX 14, MEP Premium 2022, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2022.

PC - running Windows 11 21H2 Professional 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16GB RAM, RTX 2060 6GB 192-bit GDDR6, 1 x 2Tb (OS and programs), 2 x 4TB HDD (Data) internal HDD + 60GB internal SSD, + 6 ext backup HDDs.

Laptop - Lenovo Legion 5i Phantom, Intel Core i7-10750H, 16GB DDR4-SDRAM, 512GB SSD, 43.9 cm screen Full HD 1920 x 1080, Intel UHD 630 iGPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB GDDR6)

Sony FDR-AX53e Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.

CLINT-DANBURY wrote on 11/2/2021, 12:55 AM

Okay John, thanks. I guess I'll have to use something else.

CLINT-DANBURY wrote on 4/20/2022, 5:54 AM

New computer on the way.

Supposedly will be here in six days.

Intel i5 with 4 cores

16 Gig of memory

SSD, Somewhere between 400 and 500 GB /// No real hard drive

A few USB-3 ports

I plan to put most of my data and programs on external Hard Drives; Western Digital "MyBook" drives look pretty good for this purpose; guess I'll find out in a week or so.

Advice, guidance, suggestions, and tips on installation are welcome, requested, and encouraged.