Open system properties and click the hardware tab and then the hardware profiles button. You have to copy the existing profile to create another. Be sure to set the startup options for it so you will have a choice when starting your computer. Once created, you can enable/disable any hardware that you want specific to that profile. Google it if you need more info.
I have two soundcards, one onboard C-Media CMI8738, and one PCI Creative SuondBlaster Live!. I want to configure XP to use the C-Media Sound Card for my Desktop Speakers, and the SB Live! for my bookshelf stereo system, which I would use for watching movies and that sort of thing. I don't want to have to switch cables all the time, so can somebody please tell me how to use two soundcards simultaneously or refer me to some freeware application that would allow me to do this. <Note: There are no driver conflicts; these are two completely different sound cards. I just can't get XP to use both of them at the same time.>