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Running multiple instances of an application

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DocAtom

#1
I trade stocks with multiple brokers and therefore use multiple trading
applications. Two of my brokers use the same trading software, InstaQuote.
So it is necessary for me to run two instances of IQuote32.exe.

This used to work on my old XP machine. On my new Vista 64 machine I can
launch either version (they are branded so there is an obvious difference),
but when I attempt to launch the second instance it just activates the first
one.

Is there a setting that I need to change? Surely this is not something that
is no longer allowed! If I can't fix this quickly I will have to go back to
XP.

TIA,
John
 

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Mark L. Ferguson

#2
Try running the second instance with admin credentials.
Rightclick the Command prompt, click 'run as administrator', at the prompt
type:

start <path to app>

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"DocAtom" <DocAtom@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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>I trade stocks with multiple brokers and therefore use multiple trading
> applications. Two of my brokers use the same trading software,
> InstaQuote.
> So it is necessary for me to run two instances of IQuote32.exe.
>
> This used to work on my old XP machine. On my new Vista 64 machine I can
> launch either version (they are branded so there is an obvious
> difference),
> but when I attempt to launch the second instance it just activates the
> first
> one.
>
> Is there a setting that I need to change? Surely this is not something
> that
> is no longer allowed! If I can't fix this quickly I will have to go back
> to
> XP.
>
> TIA,
> John
 

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#3
"DocAtom" <DocAtom@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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>I trade stocks with multiple brokers and therefore use multiple trading
> applications. Two of my brokers use the same trading software,
> InstaQuote.
> So it is necessary for me to run two instances of IQuote32.exe.
>
> This used to work on my old XP machine. On my new Vista 64 machine I can
> launch either version (they are branded so there is an obvious
> difference),
> but when I attempt to launch the second instance it just activates the
> first
> one.
>
> Is there a setting that I need to change? Surely this is not something
> that
> is no longer allowed! If I can't fix this quickly I will have to go back
> to
> XP.
>
> TIA,
> John
Try finding out from either vender if it has command line swithes and add
what is needed to have two instances. It could be as simple as /m at the end
of the shortcut run line. I know because this happened to me and the
solution was so simple in the end.

Good luck, Rich
 

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DocAtom

#5
"Rich" wrote:

> Try finding out from either vender if it has command line swithes and add
> what is needed to have two instances. It could be as simple as /m at the end
> of the shortcut run line. I know because this happened to me and the
> solution was so simple in the end.
>
> Good luck, Rich
>
>
>
Good idea, I'm looking into it.
 

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DarkSentinel

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"DocAtom" <DocAtom@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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>
>
> "Rich" wrote:
>

>> Try finding out from either vender if it has command line swithes and add
>> what is needed to have two instances. It could be as simple as /m at the
>> end
>> of the shortcut run line. I know because this happened to me and the
>> solution was so simple in the end.
>>
>> Good luck, Rich
>>
>>
>>
> Good idea, I'm looking into it.
If that doesn't work, try going into the folder for each and creating a
shortcut on the desktop for each executable. I am running 3 instances of
mIRC like this. Two for my bots, and one for my general chat.

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