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Hello, I have been looking for a simple way to optimize a Windows 8 computer for audio use. We manufacture DACs and it is important that we can optimize our dealers and customers computers quickly and easily. A few months ago I saw the script that "John Doe" wrote and thought that was a great idea because it is a really easy way to automate Windows 8 for audio use. Anything that we can do to make it simpler and sound better is a good thing for the industry and I think this would be of interest to a lot of other computer audiophiles out there. My current script for Windows 8 disables around 250 services & drivers. I have put a lot of work into finding the correct services/drivers to shut down. When I say "correct" I mean ones that improve sound quality and of course do not cause a BSOD. It would be helpful to have others take a look at what I have done, try it out and offer suggestions. The script is leaning a bit towards ease of use than "absolutely best sound quality possible". Some of my requirements are: · Ethernet connection for connection to LAN and wifi (iPad use and putting Music Drive on network) · Ability to use JRiver · Ability to use third part playback software such as JPLAY The script has 4 options that you have to answer Yes or No to: 1) Do you want to disable Remote desktop? If you use some type of remote desktop or VPN to control your computer answer no. 2) Does your computer use an Intel processor? If you answer yes the script will shut down some unnecessary AMD processes. 3) Does your computer use an IDE/ATA HDD or SSD interface? Generally the answer is no, but, some of the secondary PCIe SSDs in laptops are using this interface. 4) Do you wish to use WASAPI for audio playback? If you use or want to be able to use WASAPI answer yes. The script disables wifi on the computer. It does allow Ethernet connection and LAN access. It also allows access to a NAS. I find that connecting my computer to a wifi router with an Ethernet cable and using the wifi on the router is more robust and sounds better. This script is intended for people that use their computer just for audio use! If you want to do email, Office, surf the net, etc do not use this script! This script is for making what I call an "audio computer", this is used just for audio and nothing else. All Power Options are optimized: Power Scheme = high performance, USB Selective Settings disabled, Desktop background setting slide show paused, Disable PCI Express Link State Power, CPU state set to 100 percent – no CPU throttling, Intel graphics set to maximum battery life, passive system cooling. I also set the display to turn off after 1 minute, set hard disk to never turn off, computer to never go to sleep and if using laptop the laptop lid closed keeps the computer on. You can run the script from a USB stick or anywhere you want. You must right click the file and "run as administrator". Once you run this script the changes are permanent. Meaning they will remain even after rebooting your computer. To get back to your original settings use my second script which returns all settings that were modified back to Windows 8 standard except for the Power Scheme settings. You can view and modify the script by opening it in Notepad. Computers do not have all the same services so I have tried to concentrate on the basic services/drivers that are common to Windows 8 machines. I am in the HiFi business but I want to state that I will never charge for this and it will be a free download on our website. As I hope you would understand you use this script at completely your own risk! I would recommend making a system image of your drive, a restore point, a copy of your Registry (on a USB stick) and to create a bootable Windows 8 DVD Repair Disk before you run the script. You must reboot your machine after making a restore point and before running the script. Then script has been over on the JPLAY forum for a couple months now and if you want you can read about it over there. You can download V2.3 of the script here: CAD Windows 8 Optimization Script V2.3 You can download V2.3 of the Windows 8 Return to Original Settings here: CAD Windows 8 return to original settings Best Regards, Scott