Pro Tools LE 5.3.x for Windows XP — Settings & Requirements

Pro Tools LE 5.3.x for Windows XP Professional & Home Edition — Settings & Requirements

  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) must be enabled in the Windows System Device Manger control panel and in the computer's BIOS (if the option is available)

  • Each IDE drive must have DMA enabled in the "System" Control Panel. This can be changed in the "Settings" of each IDE drive on the "Device Manager" tab of the "System" Control Panel. For detailed instructions click here

  • Although not a requirement, removing or disabling startup applications, system utilities (i.e. Norton Utilities) internal and external hardware devices (i.e. tape drives, Ethernet cards, scanners, TV tuners, non-Digidesign sound or MIDI drivers) may increase the performance of Pro Tools LE. Just keep in mind: the more you demand of Pro Tools the more Pro Tools demands of your system.

  • Pentium 4 systems with HyperThreading technology must have "Intel HyperThreading" in the system BIOS disabled.

Additional Notes

  • Windows XP Service Pack 1 also supported. (Service Pack 1 is Required with Mbox)

  • Pro Tools LE 5.3.x can NOT be installed or used on systems running Windows 98, Me, 2000, NT, 95, or 3.1.

  • Windows XP Media Center Edition is not supported.

  • Pro Tools LE 5.3.x is compatible with Japanese versions of Windows XP.
    Other double-byte character versions of Windows (Chinese, Arabic, and Korean, etc.) are not supported.

Dual Boot Systems

If you have a PC with an operating system other than Windows XP on it, you may choose to install a compatible operating system on a separate partition or hard drive in order to use Pro Tools LE. If you want to use more than one operating system on the same computer, you can use a program such as PartitionMagic® to help create a "dual boot" system.