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    I have been a PC guy all of my life, but I got a g3, 55MHZ system running a digi 001 w/ pro tools 6.4. There are some programs on it I don't need or want. How do I uninstall? Thanks for your help
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    Click on them, then drag them to the trash. You can go the extra step and get into the preferences files and delete the associated pref files.

    Curious, though, as to what programs you're getting rid of?
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      All that will do is free up disk space, not increase performance.

      I suggest adding another audio-only 7200 rpm hard drive, and maxing out your RAM.

      Also that system is pretty underpowered.

      Might want to look at a Mac mini,(almost 3x as poweful) and an mbox.

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        Originally posted by goodbye,beautiful
        I have been a PC guy all of my life, but I got a g3, 55MHZ system running a digi 001 w/ pro tools 6.4. There are some programs on it I don't need or want. How do I uninstall? Thanks for your help


        check those specs.....

        Try running the Digi in OS 9 with Pro Tools 5 instead.

        To uninstall as previously stated just throw the app in the trash...
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        • #5
          More RAM.
          External FW HDD for audio.

          Rebuild permissions.

          Deleting apps you're not using isn't going to do anything but open up drive space, it won't help performance one bit.

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          • #6
            I maxed out the ram, and deleted some stuff. Works better. I had to max out the CPU ussage at 85% in pro tools to let things run smoothley, but it worked well.

            where02190, what do you mean by rebuild permission?

            Also I am running OSX 10.3.9
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            • #7
              HD-->Applications-->Utilities-->Disk Utility

              Drag the Disk Utility icon to your Dock, where X will create an alias there; open it up, and click on the HD icon from the file list on the left, and select "repair permissions'. This should be done before and after any software installation/uninstall, and generally once a week.

              There are people who say you shuld always run permissions repair from your original system CD, but that doesn't make much sense to me because the permissions installed on the CD are for your basic system only, and doesn't have anything for the software you've installed.
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                Cool, thanks for all of your help guys!
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