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Old 01-08-04, 11:15 PM
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creating a user with minimal programs loading?

i want to create a second user on xp where it only loads essential files needed to run(i.e. i don't want a system hog like norton running) so i can play my pc games at the optimal setting. how would i accomplish this?
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Excellent question, I've thought about doing the same thing but didn't know how. Please, someone help out.
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Two partitions with two copies of XP and dual-booting sounds like the best way to go to me.

You can do whatever you want with either partition without it affecting the other.

It probably wouldn't be a pain with activation as the hardware would stay the same and you'd only have to reactivate them both when you changed enough hardware.
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Re: creating a user with minimal programs loading?

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i want to create a second user on xp where it only loads essential files needed to run(i.e. i don't want a system hog like norton running) so i can play my pc games at the optimal setting. how would i accomplish this?
This walkthrough here appears to even have screenshots. It will be easier if you have a basic knowledge of profiles but it appeared to explain it pretty well.
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Two partitions with two copies of XP and dual-booting sounds like the best way to go to me.

You can do whatever you want with either partition without it affecting the other.

It probably wouldn't be a pain with activation as the hardware would stay the same and you'd only have to reactivate them both when you changed enough hardware.
Okay how would i accomplish this? I've already partitioned it 2 ways, one for each xp install. but after i re-install them on each partition how will the system know which to boot off of?
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You should get a menu at boot time asking which one you want to boot up.

Read this page (scroll down):

http://www.winxpfix.com/page5.htm

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