How To: Protect Any PC Using Windows Steady State

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dnepr

Anybody know? When will release the Steady State for Windows 7? Днепропетровский форум

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zippzom

Maybe this is stupid, but does it wipe files as well, or just programs?

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zippzom

Never mind, just saw the last page

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Mathewpb

way to include the whole 64bit crowd...good job. there a lot of people who have the 64bit version of vista....and bought it...unlike windows xp pro x64 which was pirated.

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sugill

Will it restore the windows and registry to orignal form?

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Justin.Kerr

Steady State will lock your system in whatever state it's in when you install the application. It unfortunatly can't roll back the clock.

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russ2650

I've been using this on my own personal computer for years now. During my first install it was called the Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit. The only reason I use it is for Disk Protection. An extra partition is the best way to keep your downloads (movies, music, etc), and you can also test drive the applications you want to install before commiting them to your hard drive. Good post!

 

Don't forget there are separate versions for XP and Vista

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downster

Windows steady state is ok if you're on a tight budget. I dont like the 50% allocation it uses up too, but I would look at Faronics Deep Freeze and Fortress grands clean slate which are $ but superior alternatives.

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Pyrophorics

Take it this doesn't work for Vista 64bit? My whole network is 64bit.

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ElectricJazz

Unfortunetly is does not support 64bit. http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/c/6/fc6955de-0765-46fc-b2a9-47b4d4bcd160/SteadyState_2.5_Technical%20FAQ_updated.pdf 

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dentaku

I'm going to try this out on my XP installation i use for testing stuff out. I know it will come in handy some day.

I have worked on public computers before but doing something like this was too much of a hassle. It's never caused too much trouble lately to just leave the system unprotected (I just have to uninstall any extra junk that gets installed once in a while) but in the past it was annoying how people would just fill the machines with useless junk not knowing how much damage they where doing to someone else's computer.

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b3rn4rd

 I've been using windows Steady State on pc's connected to workgroups since 2 months for public users who mess around with the OS configuration and this has limited their privileges. It's worth it.