For a test, I tried that with earlier versions, and could not do so. I tried accessing the second instance about every way that Windows XP-Pro would allow, and kept going to the open version.
That is not a "NO," but I never found a way to do so with PrPro 2.0 and XP.
looks like a DDE ( dynamic data exchange) problem...
looks like scary stuff to fool around with !
It would be nice if this was an option they allowed.
I even tried running CS4 and CS5 at the same time and copying but that didnt work either.
I tried running in a Sandbox but it was to large.
Maybe there is another Virtual software that will allow larger programs to run.
Even if you can run 2 that way you might be locked out.
Premiere is a pretty resource intensive program. A lot of folks have issues just getting one instance to run smoothly. I can understand why Adobe has never included any code to allow multiple instances.
LOL...thank you , I needed that laugh !
Select everything (Ctrl+A) in the timeline and Copy (Ctrl+C).
Close the project.
Open new of existing project and make or select a timeline with the same settings as the one you copied from.
Make sure the focus is on this timeline and Paste (Ctrl+V)
Right; that's what I'm trying to avoid doing.