Thursday, June 21, 2012

HOW TO: Two Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse/Users - One PC on Windows

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:
Windows OS
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.

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