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HELP PLEASE - Multiple Users and Multiple Screens Question


jjthekyd

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Hey guys thanks for reading this post.

For work, I run software that can only be opened a single time on a computer - no way around it - however, on my Windows 8 computer, I figured out that I can open the software on different user accounts on the same computer, and the software runs perfectly on the 3 accounts simultaneously when it is activated.

I am very annoyed by having to switch back and forth between three user profiles dozens of times a day to check up on the software and errors, so my big question is:

Say my main user profile is "Joe" and my second profile is "Bob" and my third profile is "Teddy", is there any way I can have one of my monitors always display Joe's screen/activity, while another monitor always display Bob's screen/activity, and my third monitor always display Teddy's screen/activity - essentially I have three user profiles running simultaneously at all times, and I want to see each of them individually on my three screens.

(These user profiles on the same computer of course, again just hate switching back and forth.)

Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Jay
 

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    Windows 8

Brink

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Hello Jay, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might consider using a virtual machine instead. This way you could have the program running in each separate virtual machine, and be able to view them as separate opened windows from within your account.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    Custom self built
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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
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Mystere

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Unfortunately, Microsoft does not allow multiple users to be interactive on Desktop versions of windows at the same time. For instance, you can connect to your desktop machine with Remote Desktop from another computer, but it will log you out of the console when you do. Thus, while you can switch between users, you can only have one be "interactive" at one time.

Brink's suggestion is a good one, if you have enough resources to run more than one virtual machine at the same time.
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    Intel i7 3770K
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    Gigabyte Z77X-UD4 TH
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    16GB DDR3 1600
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    nVidia GTX 650
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    Onboard Audio
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    Auria 27" IPS + 2x Samsung 23"
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    2560x1440 + 2x 2048x1152
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    Logitech MX

XweAponX

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What Program is it, maybe we can help you find a way around the multiple instances thing.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
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    PC/Desktop
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    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
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    AMD 4400+/4200+
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    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
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    2 GB/3GB
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    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
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    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
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    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
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    "1842 x 1036"
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    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
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    Works 550w
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    MSI "M-Box"
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    Water Cooled
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    Dell Keyboard
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    Microsoft Intellimouse
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    Cable Medium Speed
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    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

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