There are two programs that I use to keep all of our computer systems running smoothly and these programs are FREE from Auslogic.com
The first program is a Registy Cleaner. I recommending running this at least once a month and before you install a new program and alway after you unintall a program. The second program is a Disk Defrag program. While Windows comes with a Disk Defrag program, it’s slow and doesn’t do that great of a job. The Auslogics Disk Defrag program is very fast and does a great job. Here is a video that shows you how to setup both program and how they work.
I have seen a lot problems get fixed in Adobe Premiere and After Effect by running the Registry Cleaner. For example, one gentleman contacted me with this problem. When ever he would set Adobe Premiere to run the Mercury Playback Engine in the GPU mode, it would rest back to the Software mode every time he exited Premire. I suggested he run the Auslogics Registry Cleaner, he did and it found over 1000 registry errors. He clicked the Repair button in the registry cleaner, once that finished, Adobe Premiere would let him set the Mercury Playback Engine to run int he GPU mode and keep it that way.
The Disk Defrag is a fast defrag progam. I recommend running it once a week and every time you load footage that you will be editing. This will allow the video footage to be read in a continuous format, thus speeding up the how fast the footage is being loaded into your video editing program.
Studio 1 Productions is not affilated with Auslogics. We are just happy users of their programs for severa years now.