My old laptop uses XP with 4G RAM 300G Hard drive, if it won't run off of the external drive, I'll do a full install, I should be ok
10. What are the recommended system requirements for Band-in-a-Box?
Band-in-a-Box runs on Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 (32bit or 64bit), and requires a minimum of 256MB available RAM. Basic MIDI features require a less powerful computer than the latest RealTracks features. For best performance, we recommend a fairly up-to-date computer with Windows XP or higher, a fast processor, and at least 1GB RAM. Without RealDrums or RealTracks, you need a minimum of about 500MB of free hard disk space. More hard disk space is required for the RealTracks and RealDrums, about 100 MB for each RealDrums Set and 1 GB for each RealTracks Set. A full install of the PRO version (including RealTracs/Drums) requires about 4 GB. A full install of the MEGAPAK version requires about 13 GB. The UltraPlus and EverythingPAK are about 80 GB total and are therefore usually shipped "pre-installed" on a USB hard drive. You can run the program directly from the hard drive or install on your computer.
A MIDI sound source is required. This could be a sound card, a MIDI keyboard, MIDI sound module, or software synthesizer. We include a software synthesizer (Roland VSC-DXi) with Band-in-a-Box that is compatible with 32-bit operating systems. There are other software synths available that are compatible with 64-bit operating systems, such as the ForteDXi and TTS-1.