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#733717 - 10/06/22 12:26 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows FAQ] Newbie ask for simple things....maybe
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de Nobbi Offline
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Hello,

I am new here in this forum and also the use of the software BIAB is quite new for me. Yesterday, I downloaded and (hopefully correctly) installed the "Band-in-a-Box® and RealBand 2022" Software for Windows. Regarding my hardware used, are there any specific requirements that should be met? I have an older 17" notebook from Acer with a relatively old i5 processor and 8 GB RAM and for OS I use WIN 7 Ultimate. All in all, I've been getting along pretty well with it so far (using Reaper, for example). If I should buy a newer PC soon....what specifications should it have? And could I then install the BIAB software on it if it does not run smoothly or at all on the old NB? Thanks for your help.
Greetings, de Nobbi
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#733722 - 10/06/22 02:28 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows FAQ] Re: Newbie ask for simple things....maybe [Re: de Nobbi]
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MoultiPass Offline
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Biab will work fine on your pc, no worries.

System Requirements for Band-in-a-Box®
Windows®: 11/10/8/7 (32 or 64-bit)
Minimum 1GB RAM (2GB+ recommended)
Minimum 1.0 GHz processor (2GHz+ multicore recommended)
1GB free Hard Disk space for a minimal install (15GB+ recommend
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#733728 - 10/06/22 03:38 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows FAQ] Re: Newbie ask for simple things....maybe [Re: MoultiPass]
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de Nobbi Offline
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Thanks for this quick response....
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#733750 - 10/06/22 07:55 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows FAQ] Re: Newbie ask for simple things....maybe [Re: de Nobbi]
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de Nobbi Offline
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Whoops,

today I tried a little bit (without knowing exactly what I'm doing) and also opened "Real Band" .... When pressing the record button I suddenly had a processor load of almost 100%. And that was it....no more reaction for all actions.... I wonder if my hardware is really still good enough to handle the software? I have my doubts at the moment.
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#733757 - 10/06/22 08:44 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows FAQ] Re: Newbie ask for simple things....maybe [Re: de Nobbi]
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Chantelle - PG Music Offline
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Welcome de Nobbi! Computer requirements are posted here. Please note that these are the minimum requirements, so Band-in-a-Box and RealBand would run even better on a computer with higher specs: https://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.requirements.htm

Updates for both Band-in-a-Box and RealBand have very recently been posted. You can download and install them from here if you haven't already: https://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm

If you are still having issues with RealBand afterwards, please feel free to contact us directly either on live chat or email support@pgmusic.com. Also, for more specific issues related to realBand, there is the RealBand forum here: https://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=33&page=1
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#733794 - 10/06/22 12:44 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows FAQ] Re: Newbie ask for simple things....maybe [Re: de Nobbi]
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As mentioned, your computer with an i5 meets the requirements. My backup PC has an i5.

When buying a new computer, I recommend you concentrate your money in two areas if BIAB is your main use:

1. CPU
2. SSD storage

One area you do not need to be concerned with is Graphics.
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#734097 - 10/09/22 01:18 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows FAQ] Re: Newbie ask for simple things....maybe [Re: Chantelle - PG Music]
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Thanks so much for your quick response...very good!!!

Nobbi
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