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Old 07-29-2006, 02:35 PM   #1
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In XP, when you select "switch user", and the computer switches to the sign-in screen, and it says 'X programs running', are those programs still runing? more specifically, if I am running Bittorrent (not closed to the system tray) or a virus scan, and go to the switch user, will those programs still be downloading/running, or willl windows pause them?


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Old 07-29-2006, 03:06 PM   #2
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I think if Bittorrent is shared among all users then it might continue running otherwise as soon as a new user logs in those programs will close.

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Old 07-29-2006, 03:12 PM   #3
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I believe the processes keep running... not sure though. Just try it out. Start a bittorrent download, switch to another user, stay there for a while, switch back and see if the download has made any progress. Or try the same thing with the virus scanner.
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