Originally Posted by z3r010
Is there not some type of work-around? By profession I am a software engineer, I compose music as a hobby, and of course I play games. The software development tools I use install a myriad of services that I'd rather not have running while I'm using a processor-intensive audio sampler, or playing a game. Hardware profiles enabled me to effectively simulate three different machines. I susupect this kind of requirement is typical. Surely microsoft did not drop this feature without providing a replacement to satisfy the functional requirement.