SteadyState and Shut Down Button on Welcome Screen RRS feed

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  • Before I had SteadyState installed, I had the Shutdown Button on the welcome screen, and no longer do. I can install SteadyState again and the shut down button reappears, although it rearranges my user icons on the welcome screen, and added a button for something about "Other User". I am also unable to switch users when SteadyState is installed. My computer is how I want it when SteadyState is UNINSTALLED, except for the fact that I cannot get the shut down button back. Is there a way to get it back without having to install SteadyState to correct the issue, and further mess up my computer? I am currently running a version of Vista Ultimate 32-bit. Thanks in advance.
    Sunday, November 21, 2010 6:54 PM


  • Hi, try to uninstall Windows SteadyState completely:

    1. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple Operating Systems, you can press the F8 key when you see the boot menu.

     2. When the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, select Safe Mode, and then press Enter.

     3. Log onto Windows by using the Administrator account or any user account with the Administrator privileges.

     4. Delete the Cache.wdp file under drive C.


    If the cache file cannot be found, let’s show hidden files with the following steps.


    1. Open drive C: Click Organize menu-> Folders and search option.

    2. Click the View tab. Under Hidden files and folders, click "Show hidden files and folders."

    3. To display other hidden files, clear the "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)" check box.

    4. Click the "Hide extensions for known file types".

    5. Click OK.


    After that, delete related registry keys and files


    1. Click Start and then Run.

    2. Type in regedit and then click OK.

    3.  Navigate and delete the following two branches(you can back up these registries before delete ):


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Computer Toolkit

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Windows SteadyState


    4. Search and delete all Windows SteadyState related entries.

    5. Delete files under C:\Program Files\Windows SteadyState

    Then reinstall Windows SteadyState to check if the same issue appear.

    Hope it works.




    Leo   Huang

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    Monday, November 22, 2010 1:28 AM