Hardware/services limited XP profile?

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Nov 26, 2008
  1. legendofphil
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    I decided to turn my desktop into a gaming and HTPC, obviously not at the same time.
    I already have a copy of XP MCE (I bought it with my PC) and was thinking about either using the in-built UI or using XBMC for Windows.

    I was wondering if I can have a 2nd profile on the machine to limit hardware and services, booting the UI program so the machine boots and acts as quick as possible when a HTPC and runs normally when needed in the other profile?

    Due to the positioning of various equipment, I was planning on have the gaming profile set up for my monitor and speakers and then the HTPC profile set up for my TV and surround sound system.

    I have a backup plan I just don't want to do it as its a complete waste of space (dual boot XP with another copy of XP).
     
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    Thank you, I will have a go at that.
    I don't have all the cables I need yet, probably be over xmas.
     
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    Well to make the best of the hardware especially with the HTPC portion of the PC you could use Geexbox on a dual boot, or can even use the live CD (Possibly even a USB stick; although I have never tried it).
     

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