How to have two different profiles/user accounts on one Windows 7 laptop for general and music use

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by sleipnir, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. sleipnir

    sleipnir New Member

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    Hi,

    I use my laptop for general use but also for processor intensive home studio audio recording. Rather than disable wirless, anti-virus software and a bunch of other things that can help me reduce processor drain each and every time I use it for music, I'd love to be able to have a different profile or maybe user account so that when I start up and choose that user/profile, wireless will automatically be disabled, most non-essential software (such as anti virus since I am not online) will not be run, etc.

    I created a second user that I intended to use for the music related work. However, when I look at the hidden startup folder associated with either user, I see nothing (I have chosen to view hidden folders and files). If I run msconfig, I see many programs on the startup list. Amongst those are is antivirus software. It appears that when I deselect any program, it will not run regardless of which user I log in as, so it must be some sort of global setting. I still want most programs to run when I log in to use the laptop for general use (e.g. when I surf the web, I want the antivirus software to be active), so making such a global change does not seem to help me.

    My question is, can I somehow make these programs run only when I log in as a certain user? If not, is there another possible solution that would allow me to achieve the goals described above?

    Also, is there a way to selectively activate/deactivate wireless depending on which user I log in as?

    Not sure if any of this makes sense to anyone, but any advice would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. LiM3

    LiM3 New Member

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    I'm facing same problem. Is there any way to disable services and program startups per user account.
    I would like to have a normal user account with almost all services running, but also a high performance account with minimum services running.
    It's so stupid that disabling services affects all accounts in windows installation.
     

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