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Running Multiple instances of a Program

Hello

I have a particular software running on my machine that I would like to start another instance of the same program.  Is there a registry tweak or software that I can install that will allow me to run two or more instances of a particular software?
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taiskCommented:
This is something that is controlled by the application itself.  Some applications abort themselves during startup if another instance of the same application has already started.  What is this software that you are using?
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MickaelEAuthor Commented:
It is not a popular software.  I am pretty sure that you have not heard of it. It was written in Delphi.  Do you know of an application that can trick app in to running multiple instances?
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IeuanJCommented:
as Taisk says it's controlled from within the program, and often the programmer does that for VERY good reasons such as reasource utilisation, perhaps the program uses temporary files for information storage, two instances would conflict with each other, possibly even causeing a system crash, if it's meant to run one instance only then live with that or get a second PC is my advice.
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taiskCommented:
I am not aware of any "trick app".  You may be able to achieve multiple instances on one machine if you utilise virtual pc software.  I think this allocates a separate memory space for a different instance of windows all together.  This may cause performance issues.  As leuanJ suggested, a second pc is probably the best way to go.  Sorry I could not be more helpful.
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d34thkCommented:
very hard solution. you double click on the program. then you double click on it again ;)

seriously tho, which os are you running?
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IeuanJCommented:
d34thk that is not helpful.
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d34thkCommented:
i asked a logical question which may be needed to answer the question. what isn't helpful about that?
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MickaelE,
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xv1700Commented:
A possible solution:

Copy the application or application directory and rename the second copy of the executable and try running one of each: many applications will rely on a common name to detect other instances.
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