Pro Tools Software Version 5.3.1 or 5.3.3 with Windows
XP Professional or Home Edition
USB (Universal Serial Bus) must be enabled in the Windows System
Device Manger control panel and in the computer's BIOS (if the option
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
Pentium 4 systems with HyperThreading technology must have "Intel
HyperThreading" in the system BIOS disabled.
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.
Just keep in mind: the more you demand of Pro Tools the more Pro Tools
demands of your system.
XP Service Pack 1 also supported.
To ensure compatibility, check with the manufacturer of the various
system devices you plan to use, to ensure that you are using the latest
software or drivers for Windows XP.
Pro Tools TDM 5.3.1 or 5.3.3 software can NOT be installed on systems
running Windows 98, Me, NT, 95, or 3.1.
Windows XP Media Center Edition is not supported.
While limited testing with Pro Tools|HD systems running Pro Tools
5.3.3 software on Windows 2000 has not shown problems, only Windows
XP has been fully tested and approved by Digidesign on Pro Tools|HD
- Pro Tools TDM 5.3.1 and 5.3.3 are compatible with Japanese versions
of Windows XP.
Other double-byte character versions of Windows (Chinese, Arabic, and
Korean, etc.) are not supported.
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. 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.