I use my PC for general use but also for Cubase 5. Rather than disable wirless, anti-virus software and a bunch of other things that can help me reduce processor drain each and every time I use it for Cubase, I’d love to be able to have a different profile or maybe user account so that when I start up and choose that user/profile, wireless will automatically be disabled, most non-essential software (such as anti virus since I am not online) will not be run, etc.
I created a second user that I intended to log in as when using Cubase. However, when I look at the hidden startup folder associated with either user, I see nothing (I have chosen to view hidden folders and files). If I run msconfig, I see many programs on the startup list. Amongst those are is antivirus software. It appears that when I deselect any program, it will not run regardless of which user I log in as, so it must be some sort of global setting. I still want most programs to run when I log in to use the laptop for general use (e.g. when I surf the web, I want the antivirus software to be active), so making such a global change does not seem to help me.
My question is, can I somehow make these programs run only when I log in as a certain user, and can wireless also be activated dependent on which login I use? If not, is there another possible solution that would allow me to achieve the goals described above?
Not sure if any of this makes sense to anyone, but any advice would be greatly appreciated!