This guide will show you how to set up a PC that can be used by 2 people at the same time.
Its good if there are other people living/visiting in your house that wants to use Computer but you don’t have an extra and you’re using yours.
You can even play World of Warcraft and other Not so new games with 2 users in One PC!
(Use NAT and set up the Network in you Second OS, and Yes you can PLAY LAN and see each other’s Games)
We tried LAN in CS and Warcraft. you can even connect the second OS to your network if you have just like normal.
You will need:
VMware Workstation or VMware player
2 Monitors(ofcourse that can be connected in your PC)
USB Keyboard for the second OS
USB mouse for the second OS
Any KB/Mouse for the Host. (I have a PS/2 KB and USB mouse for my Host.)
First you must know how to create a Virtual OS using VMware. (I used Windows 7 for my second OS)
heres how to Link here(This is Windows 7 Beta but its just the same)
Configure your Windows Virtual OS the way you like. and make sure to check these options
Enter fullscreen mode after powering on.
Enable 3d Acceleration = If you want to play games.(supports DX9)
Game Compatibility List(Not Complete)
Check automatically connect new USB devices(Its grayed here because I already turned on the Virtual OS)
If you haven’t, Enable your Second Monitor.
Now Drag the VMware Workstation Window to the Second Monitor
Power on the Virtual Machine. It should be in full screen on the second monitor. then.
Go to removable devices and check the USB KB and Mouse for the second OS.
IF IT DOESN’T WORK. unplugged both and connect them both again at the same time.
The “Automatically connect new USB devices option” will connect them.
NOTE: While someone is using the Second OS, you can still interfere with it and control it.
Pressing Windows + D(which i do often) will minimize the Second OS.
When you enable Preview Desktop with Aero Peek. It will also hide the Second OS.
When opening games or any fullscreen 3d program. The screen will flicker in the host(its normal). The second monitor/OS will flicker too.
Congratulations. You now have successfully faked a second Computer within your PC.
However, you can follow the steps in this article to restore the Quick Launch bar and the Show Desktop button as it was in Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows XP.
STEPS TO ADD THE QUICK LAUNCH BAR
1. Right-click an empty area of the taskbar, point to Toolbars, and then click New toolbar.
2. In the dialog box, copy and then paste the following folder name to the Folder box, and then click Select Folder:
%AppData%MicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick Launch
3. Now you see the Quick Launch bar with the text on the rightside of
the task bar. To hide the Quick Launch text and program titles,
right-click Quick Launch, clear Show Text and Show title.
4. Drag the Quick Launch bar to the leftside of the task bar. If you
cannot move the Quick Launch bar, right-click the taskbar again, and
make sure that the Lock the taskbar option is cleared .
Tip: Move the cursor horizontally.
5. If you prefer big icons in the Quick Launch bar, right-click an empty area of the Quick Launch bar, point to View, and then click Large Icons.
6. To add a program in the Quick Launch bar, drag the desired icon to the Quick Launch bar.
This guide is for people who removed or accidentally un-installed their Microsoft Paint on their Windows, but now want them back. I lost my MS Paint too two days ago, poking at the wrong place of my Add/Remove Windows Component and there goes my mspaint. It can only be re-installed with a Windows XP CD in my case, but I don’t have any with me.
If your Paint is gone from your computer too, do this to make sure the software really does not exist in your system, and not just the shortcut being deleted. Go to Start > Run > Type “mspaint” > OK. If your MSPaint starts, meaning it is still there, just that you have deleted the shortcut. Just create another shortcut and it will be fine.
I have a Windows XP CD
If you are 100% sure that MS Paint does not exist in your system anymore, there are three ways to get it back. The first way is to install it via your Windows XP CD. You can do so by going to
Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components > Double click on "Accessories and Utilities" > Double click on "Accessories" > Check "Paint" > OK > Next..
I DON’T have a Windows XP CD
The second way is grab a copy of the mspaint file from a relative, a friend or your pet dog’s computer. Copy mspaint.exe from their
C:WINDOWSsystem32 to your flash drive, and paste it back to your computer’s “system32″ folder. Create a shortcut of it and place it anywhere you like and you are done.
Worse comes to worst, you don’t have a CD, nor a friend or relative with Windows XP, and your pet dog is using a MacBook, you are left with no choice but to download it.
After you have downloaded it, move mspaint.exe to your
C:WINDOWSsystem32 and Paint will be available again for your computer. To create a shortcut, just right click on the mspaint.exe icon, select “Create Shortcut“. When the shortcut is created, you can cut and paste it to anywhere you want for easy access later.
In case you lost all your Windows system applications, the following folder consist of most System Apps of Windows XP SP 1 (calculator, notepad etc.), and paint is also available in it.
Any plans for an Mac version?Unlikely I’m afraid. Sandboxie doesn’t work on OSX afaik and I am not familiar with the OS at all so I wouldn’t know how to start the game and such. The program will work in OSX though as Python is platform compatible, but a lot of the code will need to be rewritten.
How do I get an API key?Visit  http://steamcommunity.com/dev and read the terms and conditions before signing up.
I get an error when trying to launch TF2 through the programMake sure you have correctly entered the relevant paths to Steam.exe and the like correctly in settings.
- Added option to launch any program sandboxed for each account
- Added option to define per account launch parameters
- Increased max account delay to 10 minutes
- Drop log now shows crate series
- Removed restriction on what filetype logs can be saved as
- Added alphabetical ordering in groups dialog
- Fixed bug with account launch delay where some accounts would fail to launch
- Fixed Sandboxie errors when deleting the contents of too many sandboxes at once
- Fixed bug with saving drops to log file
- Changed an icon
- Added option to add delay between account launches
- Added option to modify drop log output file formatting
- Tweaked update gcf icon
- Added progress icons for gcf updating
- Fixed bug with changing multiple account sandbox names
- Initial release
First launch / what to do after every TF2 update
Well, now you can! Here’s how:
- Right click on “Team Fortress 2” in your “My Games” list and choose Properties.
- Choose “Set Launch Options”
- Enter the following without the quotes: “-window -noborder -novid”
- Click ok, start up TF2, and set your TF2 window size to whatever your desktop is. In my case, it was 1680×1050
- That’s it, you’re done! Enjoy your full screen windowed TF2 where you can alt tab without lag! Additionally, when alt-tabbing out your start bar shows for ease of use!
For the record,
- -novid isn’t related to this. It removes the intro video, which is useful.
- -window makes it windowed, and
- -noborder removes the window border.
Sometimes it forgets the solutions that I have discovered and they are lost in the universe that is my neurons, sometimes to never be seen again.
Having ADD is fun.