Windows SteadyState v.2.5


Windows SteadyState is now available. (Windows SteadyState was formerly known as Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP.) Whether you manage computers in a school computer lab or an Internet caf+aTe, a library, or even in your home, Windows SteadyState helps make it easy for you to keep your computers running the way you want them to, no matter who uses them. Windows SteadyState is easier to download, set up, use, and maintain than Shared Computer Toolkit.rnrnWindows SteadyState runs on genuine copies of Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, and Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. And, Windows SteadyState is offered at no charge to Windows Genuine Advantage customers!rnrnValidation RequiredrnBefore Windows SteadyState can be installed, you are required to validate that your computer is running genuine Microsoft Windows. As described in the privacy statement, Microsoft will not use the information collected during the validation process to identify or contact you. By running genuine Microsoft Windows, you can download and install Windows SteadyState, as well as enable certain product features and obtain non-security updates and product support from Microsoft. For more information, see the Windows Genuine Advantage Web site.rnrnSteadyState Helps Make it Easier to Manage Your Shared Computers Shared computers are commonly found in schools, Internet and gaming caf+aTes, libraries, and community centers. It is increasingly common for owners, teachers, or non-technical personnel to manage shared computers in addition to their many other responsibilities.rnrnManaging shared computers can be difficult, technically challenging, time-consuming, and expensive. And what+oOeCOaos more, without system restrictions and protections, users can inadvertently change the desktop appearance, reconfigure system settings, and introduce unwanted software, viruses, and other harmful programs. Repairing damaged shared computers can require significant time and effort.rnrnUser privacy is also an issue for shared computer environments. Shared computers often use shared user accounts that make Internet history, saved documents, and cached Web pages available to subsequent users.rnrnWindows SteadyState provides a more effective way to help defend shared computers from changes by untrusted users and unwanted software installations. It can also help safeguard system resources.rnrnWhat+oOeCOaos New in Windows SteadyStaternWindows SteadyState includes many new features and enhanced capabilities. Windows SteadyState is not simply a redesign of the Shared Computer Toolkit; we listened to you, our customers, to better understand how we could provide a solution that could really help you manage and maintain your shared computer environments.rnrnIt+oOeCOaos Easier to UsernEasier to set up +oOeCOCt Windows SteadyState installation has been simplified to include User Profile Hive Cleanup Service (UPHClean). Additionally, the improved Windows Disk Protection feature in Windows SteadyState does not require repartitioning.rnEasier to use +oOeCOCtrnThe Windows SteadyState UI has been redesigned to help make common tasks easier to manage from one location.rnWith simplified user restriction settings, you can choose a High, Medium, or Low restriction level for each user account.rnWindows SteadyState enables you to import and export user accounts from one computer to another.rnOngoing support efforts include a fully-revised Windows SteadyState Handbook (included in both PDF and XPS formats), updated Help content included with the download, new online demos, and the new Windows SteadyState Community Web site.rnIt+oOeCOaos More Secure for You and Your UsersrnIncreased Protection for All Users +oOeCOCt Windows SteadyState includes more Windows and program feature restrictions, as well as support for Windows Update. Windows SteadyState also enables you to restrict user access to local programs.rnWindows Genuine Advantage (WGA) +oOeCOCt There are significant risks to running a non-genuine copy of Windows. Only genuine Windows customers are able to receive Windows product downloads, Windows updates other than security-related updates, and special offers. Windows SteadyState requires that your copy of Windows is genuine before installation. For more information, please visit the Windows Genuine Advantage Web site.rnFeatures Included with Windows SteadyStaternWindows SteadyState includes the following features to help you manage your shared computers:rnGetting Started +oOeCOCt Provides the initial steps to help you during your first time use of Windows SteadyState.rnWindows Disk Protection +oOeCOCt Help protect the Windows partition, which contains the Windows operating system and other programs, from being modified without administrator approval. Windows Disk Protection helps protect the Windows operating system and all files on the computer from permanent change. Any changes made by shared users when they are logged on to the computer are removed when the computer is restarted. Windows SteadyState allows you to set Windows Disk Protection to remove all changes upon restart, to remove changes at a certain date and time, or to not remove changes at all.rnUser Restrictions and Settings +oOeCOCt The user restrictions and settings can help to enhance and simplify the user experience. Restrict user access to programs, settings, Start menu items, and options in Windows XP. You can also lock shared user accounts to prevent changes from being retained from one session to the next.rnUser Account Manager +oOeCOCt Create and delete user accounts. You can use Windows SteadyState to create user accounts on alternative drives that will retain user data and settings even when Windows Disk Protection is turned on. You can also import and export user settings from one computer to another+oOeCOCLsaving valuable time and resources.rnComputer Restrictions +oOeCOCt Control security settings, privacy settings, and more, such as preventing users from creating and storing folders in drive C and from opening Microsoft Office documents from Internet Explorer.

Windows SteadyState is now available. (Windows ... Windows SteadyState was formerly known as Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP ...

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