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Doug Jackson
New build for SVP13
on Oct 4, 2014 at 12:54:27 am

So, I've found a sweet deal on a refurbed Dual Xeon workstation, that I've up'd the RAM to 22GB, put in an SSD for Win7 Pro OS and added a NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti video card.

The question is this: Before loading Sony Vegas pro 13 (build 373), should I run all of the current Windows 7 updates?

I keep hearing vague reports of "Windows updated and it broke Vegas" with rarely a mention of which update was (or updates were) determined to be at fault.

But what about a new Vegas install? Better to start out fully patched? Anyone know specific updates to AVOID?

Regards,
--Doug


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Norman Black
Re: New build for SVP13
on Oct 4, 2014 at 2:49:28 am

I would get Windows 7 updated to whatever your preference is before installing any software. I have always left critical windows updates enabled and I've not had problems others report. I don't get my device drivers, like video driver, through Microsoft/Windows and thus Windows update does not mess with those.

I would install the most current build of your Vegas version. As you state it is Vegas 13 and the current build is 373.


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Dave Osbun
Re: New build for SVP13
on Oct 5, 2014 at 4:18:01 am

I've never had an issue with any Win7 updates, but many times (if not almost every time) an update can cause an issue with a particular hardware driver.


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Steve Rhoden
Re: New build for SVP13
on Oct 5, 2014 at 10:42:01 am

Windows updates is never something i recommend for a dedicated editing system!

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Dave Osbun
Re: New build for SVP13
on Oct 5, 2014 at 1:38:49 pm

Steve is correct on this. If you're a pro editor your system should not be set for auto updates, and probably not left online all the time. A Windows update isn't going to improve your editing experience whatsoever.

Some, like myself, use our systems for other things so Windows updates are handled differently.

Dave


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Doug Jackson
Re: New build for SVP13
on Oct 5, 2014 at 1:10:53 pm

Thanks for the feedback.

I've done all current important and critical Windows 7 updates, then loaded up SVP13 with my other additional plug-ins.

Ran a couple of quick tests on some existing projects and everything seems quite happy. Preview is quite smooth even with several VFX applied.
I don't have any real benchmarks to post, but I've successfully rendered a 5 minute, fairly 'complex' clip of several tracks of AVCHD with several layered VFX in under 10 minutes. And the output of the HD MP4 looks nice.

At present, I'm a happy camper.

Regards,
--Doug


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