I was going to place this in the COMPUTER section of the forum, but it looks like it is for HARDWARE related questions? Moderators: please relocate if this placement is incorrect.
So, on my Win_8.1, I would like to conserve as much processing-power/CPU so that I can RUN my music recording software (CUBASE ARTIST and SIBELIUS 7), and (film making) CAMTASIA 8 to the full potential. I have made all of the necessary POWER SETTINGS, UPDATES, SCANS changes to my liking, no problem. But one thing I was recently warned about was that, on a Win_8.1, it is best to DISABLE any screensaver/background imagery one may have activated.
I have been into these settings but I am not really sure what is classified as being none/off? I see there is a choice of some basic single colour back-drops so maybe this is what one might term as off/disabled?
There is an option to RUN the PC in CLEAN BOOT mode but I think it would be overkill, and also that CUBASE, SIBELIUS and CAMTASIA 8 will not RUN properly:
Anyway, I can provide some screen-grabs if so required?
Many thanks in advance . . .
Paul David Seaman