i want to use one PC to play a game and surf the web at the same time. I did some searching and found that it could be done via Windows Terminal Server, but I have no idea how to set it up and how to make it work. Just to clarify, I want to play a game with my wired controller on a HDMI connected TV while someone else uses the computer to do something else (Word, surf the web, etc.)

Does anyone know a good solution for this or can walk me through how to do it using Windows Terminal Server?

  • I don't believe this is possible with a single instance of Windows. You'd need to look into virtualization to have two instances of Windows running on a single set of hardware. – Attie Feb 12 at 13:12

Well on a client base environment I think you cannot. Windows terminal server is mostly to allow RDP connections though. But even when you login to the client it will disconnect/log off current user's session though.

This artificial limitation by Microsoft is designed to force you to update to a Server version of the operating system.

However, see this:

So long as you understand that actually executing these instructions is a violation of the Windows EULA

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Optional Solution: However, I do not know whether this will help but you may implement a VM (virtual machine) environment to achieve such a requirement.

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