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Your Program or Game Can Transfer Its Sound to Other Users

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This article was previously published under Q298336
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When a program or a game is started by multiple users by means of the Fast User Switching feature, that program or game can transfer its sound to the other users. In particular, there can be an overlapping sound when a second user starts the same program.
This behavior can occur because these programs or games have not been designed for use with multiple users or with the Fast User Switching technology.
To work around this behavior, either run one instance of the program or close the program before you use the Fast User Switching feature.
This behavior is by design.
The following list contains the names of programs or games that have displayed the behavior that is described in the Symptoms section of this article:
  • Dark Reign 2 Audio
  • Cabela's Big Game Hunter
  • Electronic Arts(EA) NHL 2001
  • WinAmp
  • Hoyle Card Games
  • Hoyle Casino
The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

Article ID: 298336 - Last Review: 01/12/2015 18:13:07 - Revision: 1.3

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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