This thread was inspired from an existing topic, moved here so we can help others needing better performance using a dual boot system. Check it out. http://www.howtogeek.com/187789/dual-booting-explained-how-you-can-have-multiple-operating-systems-on-your-computer/ fwiw, I am online all the time with the same CP I do a mass amount of my audio on. I have the basic Firewall on when surfing and remove it when I need to which is rare. I make sure I "Allow" Magix and any other devices or software that I use for audio through the firewall and its been good. I hate third party firewalls, they are the beginning to the end. Adobe is always trying to scam us to include McAfee on updates, that really annoys me. I'm super careful I don't install or activate calling back for updates as well. On that note, I created a second OS on the same CP just for audio and I cannot believe how well its working with Magix. This way I can still use the same computer , thus download updates by switching to the internet OS. I'm thinking I'm going to get a SSD for my OS now which will make rebooting back and forth like this pretty slick. Or, maybe just get a second computer with a kvm just for the web and do the Home Sharing files.