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Windows XP - Dual Monitors - Stealing focus problems/multiple focus?

Hey, I just set up a multiple monitor system - sweet.

I have a 18" and 19" monitors each plugged into it's own VGA port Radeon 850xt.  My problem is, I want to be able to play a video game on one, and still use the second monitor without minimizing the game.  The second monitor would be used for programs such a VLC for video, or AIM.  However, whenever I scroll over to the second monitor and click a window, the game closes.  I know this is logical windows behavior, however what i'm looking for is setting up the monitors to act like seperate entities... or seperate computers.  I can only describe this as: Multiple window focus.

Is this possible?

-Towels
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MereteCommented:
lol I know how you feel, my cheapest way round this was to build a cheap computer netwrok it to this one and presto.

I think you have to get two video cards.
Multiple Display Support
If you have a PCI computer with two or more PCI display adapters and
monitors, you can take advantage of multiple display support. You can,
for example, click an HTTP link while you read e-mail and have the
browser start on an adjacent monitor. Or you can play a game using
different monitors for left, right, and center perspectives or as
separate instrumentation consoles. Multiple display support can also
be used for desktop publishing, presentations with notes, or as a way
to expand the desktop.

Your mainboard must support this as well.
Here is a bit of info on this.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/northrup_multimon.mspx

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