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Windows 7 now includes Steady State (PC Safeguard).

Posted in Uncategorized by Greg Mackay on June 30, 2009

 

Windows Steady State is a feature that provides a sandbox type of protection for your PC. It makes it possible to set up a PC running Microsoft Windows in such a way that when the PC is rebooted all it settings return to their original state. It is used on PCs located in places like internet cafes. The advantage is that users can not permanently alter settings and files.

Have you ever let someone use your computer only to find out afterwards that they got a virus or deleted important files? Maybe you let your 13 year old nephew surf the net while he was at your home and your PC has never been the same sense?

Well with Windows 7 new PC Safeguard feature your worries are over. Just add an account to your PC and enable PC Safeguard on that account. Then when a guest wants to use your PC have them log onto that account and then when they are done log out and all the changes or mischief they did will disappear.

How to set up PC Safeguard:

1. Click to open Manage Accounts. ? If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

2. Click the user account picture for the account you want to change.

3. Click Set up PC Safeguard.  If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

4. Click Turn on PC Safeguard.

5. Click Apply.

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