Re: Favourite/preferred Soundfont(s)
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From what I'm reading it's pretty low powered in comparison with many systems. Also 8Gb of RAM isn't really a lot for a 64bit system.
I can't advise whether it's economically worthwhile upgrading the RAM but I would recommend a minimum of 16Gb for 64bit Windows.
For what it's worth, when I was still making a living in IT the MINIMUM free disk space you wanted to have on a Windows system disk was 20% of total capacity. You're down to 18.5%. Remember, this is only a rule of thumb so there's no need to really worry about it, 85Gb is actually a huge amount of space, but if it was my system I think I'd do a bit of a cleanup. Deleting old temp files is a great place to start. It isn't so much the amount of space the temp files use, but rather the number of them. The more files in the temp structure the more file handles windows has the track and this can really slow performance*.
Win 10 comes with a disk cleanup app, run it and see what space it you can recover. I would delete temporary files, and maybe temporary internet files (this might impact any tabs you use a lot), possibly empty the recycle bin unless you use it a lot.
DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. I am not in front of your machine so any advice like this is a guess, not definitive, though it's normally quite safe to delete temp files. It's always best to have a full backup first.
I seriously think that modern VST applications will be very unhappy in this environment. Stick to a plain softsynth like Coolsoft for best performance.
* I remember a clients machine many, many years ago that used to take around 10 minutes to boot. They would literally start the machine and go have morning tea while they waited for it to start. I was looking into a problem on another machine in the same area and they mentioned how bad it was. I had some time so I checked it out. I forget the number of temp files it had, but I have a feeling it was almost 1,000,000. I do remember it took a long time to delete them all. Afterwards the machine would boot in around 1 minute. Quite a difference wouldn't you say? It also ran considerably faster. This was probably around 2000 so maybe win95 or 98. Recent versions of Windows handle temp files much much better, but a cleanup is always a good idea.