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Steady State and windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

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    We made the mistake to upgrade one of our classroom to Windows 7

    Then found Steadystate does not support Win 7

     

    Is there any plane to release a version that will or do we just need to stay with XP with all the others

    Rob

    Sunday, April 4, 2010 2:11 AM

Answers

  • Hi Rob, I'd like to inform you that unfortunately, there is currently no plan to develop a new version of Windows SteadyState for Windows 7.
    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Monday, April 5, 2010 12:18 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi Rob, I'd like to inform you that unfortunately, there is currently no plan to develop a new version of Windows SteadyState for Windows 7.
    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Monday, April 5, 2010 12:18 AM
    Moderator
  • Sean,

    Can you explain why this very necessary technology is being abandoned and what MS can offer as an alternative?  There are literally thousands of people extremely upset with this move and no one from MS can offer any kind of explanation.  How does this make sense?

    Tuesday, April 6, 2010 10:43 PM
  • I'd like to add my voice to the chorus.  This is a real blow for those of us in the public library community, many of whom are running PCs made available by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  At our consortia of 87 libraries, I can say that we will not be able to upgrade our public PCs to Windows 7 now.  The third-party tools do not provide the same level of functionality and the cost is prohibitive to many libraries, who are facing serious budget cuts as the economy slowly recovers.  Linux-based public workstations like Userful just got a whole lot more attractive.

    SteadyState was a great example of Microsoft giving back to the community.  Sorry to see it go.

    Thursday, April 8, 2010 12:52 PM
  • Hello Rob, Just made the same mistake with a few laptops. I work for the library system. Very disappointed with Microsoft on this one as well. My only solution has been to enable the guest account and use Fortress Grand time limit manager.  However a license must be purchased. They also have products similar to steady state but once again a license must be purchased.
    Monday, April 12, 2010 5:56 PM
  • We are using Steady state on all of our 742 vessels in our fleet and it is a VITAL part of the installation. It is a bit of a "F*%k YOU kind of attitude of Microsoft to just say - sorry - we not planning on doing anything about replacing Steady State or writing a compatible version for Windows 7. I did not ask for you to stop supporting Windows XP, I am FORCED to upgrade to Windows 7. So must I now be happy with Microsoft's Cr4P attidude of, oh well - take it or leave it? No wonder more and more people are moving to open source

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 7:31 AM