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How to multi-task [Media Center PC]

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January 13, 2013 3:22:49 AM

Hello

I'm running a Windows 7 machine 24/7 for my Home Theater PC.
It runs XBMC (A movies/Tv watching program) so anyone in my house can watch anything at anytime (Meaning it has to be running all the time)

I need to run some programs/tasks from a VNC or Remote Desktop connection without minimising or interrupting XBMC running.
I read and tried a few methods but they don't seem to work so I ask for some help :) 

1. Use the .dll method to allow multiple Remote Users.
- Logs out the remote user randomly or after a certain time, cannot stop this and is a no go.
2. Run a Virtual Machine under XBMC
- Very large overhead but may be the only method.

Any tips or ideas guys?

Much Appreciated
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January 13, 2013 3:27:17 AM

rabbit2012 said:
Hello

I'm running a Windows 7 machine 24/7 for my Home Theater PC.
It runs XBMC (A movies/Tv watching program) so anyone in my house can watch anything at anytime (Meaning it has to be running all the time)

I need to run some programs/tasks from a VNC or Remote Desktop connection without minimising or interrupting XBMC running.
I read and tried a few methods but they don't seem to work so I ask for some help :) 

1. Use the .dll method to allow multiple Remote Users.
- Logs out the remote user randomly or after a certain time, cannot stop this and is a no go.
2. Run a Virtual Machine under XBMC
- Very large overhead but may be the only method.

Any tips or ideas guys?

Much Appreciated


Just curious but what are the specs on the computer you're describing here? It would have to be able to handle the load first of all and secondly I'm not sure there is even a way to run a program while simultaneously as XBMC is running (I've known that this program can be intensive itself).

I was able to dig up some info HERE . Hope it helps :) 
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January 13, 2013 3:51:00 AM

Thank you for the reply.
I was planning on running XBMC on the actual windows fullscreen, then run a virtual machine behind it with my programs.
I have:
AMD FX 6300
8GB Ram
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