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Creating a seperate user with no background tasks

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Anonymous
August 17, 2004 11:09:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

How do I create a seperate user with all the background
tasks turned off? I do a lot of video editing, and the
editor works better if I go to MSconfig and turn off all
the background tasks under the Startup Tab.

I created a new administrative user account for editing
video, but the background tasks are turned off for my
main usage account, also.

I would like to ba\e able to boot to one or the other,
with my mani one with all the tasks running, and the
other with no startup tasks.

Dave M
Anonymous
August 18, 2004 11:50:46 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi Dave,

Configuring the startup applications per-user is easier (Just placing the
HKLM RUN entries to the HKCU area and vice-versa). Though this can be done
manually (by exporting and modifying the REG files), there is an utility
written by Spencer, of www.experts-exchange.com

Flip Startup Items Version 1.1.0.1
http://www.geocities.com/eecrazyone/crazyone.html

Only the entries under these two locations can be flipped.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Also note that Anti-virus and firewalls run Services as a per-machine
setting. The above procedure is intended only for switching application
startups from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE TO HKEY_CURRENT_USER and vice-versa.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Window XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k


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How do I create a seperate user with all the background
tasks turned off? I do a lot of video editing, and the
editor works better if I go to MSconfig and turn off all
the background tasks under the Startup Tab.

I created a new administrative user account for editing
video, but the background tasks are turned off for my
main usage account, also.

I would like to ba\e able to boot to one or the other,
with my mani one with all the tasks running, and the
other with no startup tasks.

Dave M
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