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  • hi everyone. 
    my system is xp media center with 2gb ram and 2 hard drives.  one drive is o/s and main apps and other has data, games and such.
    i have a pc with vpn network setup.  i want to setup so a friend can transfer files but i don't want windows generating a desktop or such for him.  i'm mainly want to let him see this folder and nothing else on the system or my network.  i'm bit security paranoid so i want to cover all my bases.  is steadystate the best route for me?  and what suggestions do you have.  at my job i spend a lot of time going account by account cleaning out spyware in safe mode and don't want that happening to my system if i was to get a virus/spyware.  i have also considered just setting up a virtual machine with parallels for him and the vpn in to connect to.  what would you recommend?

    my second question is when i installed steadystate to my laptop it was a slow boot, and trying to boot into safe mode it would hang for 10 min.  anyone else had this happen or know what it was?

    thank you for any help
    Saturday, May 17, 2008 4:39 AM

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    Hi, you can set up a restricted user in SteadyState for the friend. You can enable Windows Disk Protection and other restrictions in SteadyState so that the user will not be able to change system files. With WDP enabled, the user can still access other partitions except the system partition. Meanwhile, if you encounter slow startup issue, you can try Windows SteadyState 2.5 Beta as this issue has been fixed in this version:

     

    Windows SteadyState 2.5 Beta

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4de91d3a-69f4-4d7b-94b1-c69b8be029f4&DisplayLang=en

     

    Also the handbook for 2.5 Beta can be downloaded:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d173452a-ce26-4f26-9c30-982f705f84d2&DisplayLang=en

     

    Monday, May 19, 2008 8:58 AM
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