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User Accts / Dual Boot ?

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#1 dcboss


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Posted 02 May 2007 - 01:02 PM

I would like the option to boot up into a configuration that has none of my usual programs that load when windows starts (anti-virus, utilities, etc) so I can run my digital audio recording program in a minimal environment. I tried to create a separate user acct but when i change startup settings in my anti-virus prog, they seem to be global - they remain when i boot up in my other user acct. I am running xp home. Thanks for any help.....

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 01:30 PM

The only way I know for this to work is to run a dual boot configuration and then don't install your anti-virus and other programs on the second OS just the Digital Audio Recording program.
Other members may have a different solution though.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 03:09 PM

Dual boot would be my choice too. :thumbsup:
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 12:26 AM

You could try running your Digital Audio Recording program in Safe Mode, which is a very minimal environment
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 11:32 PM

I have done something similar using the Hardware Profiles - but this involves changing hardware rather than software (I use it to disable my wireless card when on battery power).

You can do this with user profiles - but you'll have to move all the startup stuff out of the All Users profile and insert it into each profile individually. Then the same thing goes for the Run stuff in the depths of the HKLM registry key - you'll have to manually move it to each of the Run keys in the depth of the HKCU registry key.

I seem to recall something about this at the old BlackViper website - it might be on the new one here: http://www.blackviper.com/
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