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how to remove steady state from my pc with win xp 3v RRS feed

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  • I am using Win XP SP3. Steady State. was  instaled after advice from microsoft technicher tring to help removing Microsoft Essinsial. now i am stoked with both and all the problems that follows with. i am  not able  to open meny  internet sids not able to attach fils  from this pc to my email  if i could, the email will not send,msn, live  not opening . not able to use usb . windows update not working?  meny elements of the programe are delited but its still in the control panel ande cosing much trabls  for  me, when i tryed  to delit it asks  me to turn off disk protection ? i tryed to do it in safe modos  it wont work.i had open case with microsoft assestance they were not able to remove it them selvs, they told  me  its  only possble  if i pay? and they send raport to  microsoft Nederland.. now over one week no reply from microsoft. i dont want to reinstall my ios . Has anyone found a way  to disable the program or remove it without going through brain operation  thank you . 
    Thursday, July 15, 2010 10:37 AM

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  • Hi AMSHAT, you can remove Windows Steadystate by these steps below:

     

    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.

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    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

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    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

    • Edited by Sean Zhu - Monday, July 19, 2010 9:20 AM format
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Friday, July 23, 2010 4:28 AM
    Monday, July 19, 2010 2:20 AM

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  • Hi AMSHAT, you can remove Windows Steadystate by these steps below:

     

    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

    • Edited by Sean Zhu - Monday, July 19, 2010 9:20 AM format
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Friday, July 23, 2010 4:28 AM
    Monday, July 19, 2010 2:20 AM
  • Thank you very  much , trying to  help  me .  i follow  up  all the steps  as  descryped  but  nithing  was  found ? but i remember  delet the   Cache.wdp  befor , and i  use serch, find   in registry and delet all steadystate  that i come over . i dont  know if this is  correct action ? because steadystate still working not restarting at 03 in the  morning  but bloking any transfer with usb , cant open several sits , canot  get window  update , canot use cd rom ? looking  forward to any commants  thks

    Thursday, July 22, 2010 11:53 PM
  • Hi AMSHAT, maybe you have set some restrictions before uninstall the Windows Steadystate. You can try to reinstall Windows Steadystate, remove all restrictions of user and turn off Windows Disk Protection, than uninstall Windows Steadystate again.

    Hope this will work.

     

    Beat regards

    Friday, July 23, 2010 1:50 AM
  • Thanks Leo HuangLijun, I did not do any changes , i never know the use of this program, i did  install it after advice from Microsoft technichen  hoping to remove essintial .  I remember when i was trying to delit it from the control panel i was asked to turn off Windows Disk Protection how  can i do  that  ? I am not advanced user kindly put detaled steps . thank you  very  much in advance ,

    best regards

     

    • Edited by AMSHAT Friday, July 23, 2010 12:35 PM
    Friday, July 23, 2010 6:21 AM
  • Hi AMSHAT, you can do these follow steps to turn off Windows Disk Protection:

    1 Login in with Administrator account

    2 Windows SteadyState-----click “Protect the Hard Disk”-----choose “off” to turn off Windows Disk Protection

    3 Click “OK”

    Friday, July 23, 2010 6:55 AM
  • Hi Leo, i could not see any steadystate in mt computer , may be  becouse i deleted all steadystate from the registry ?  but the effect is still  there there is meny sits  i could  not loge in ? etc  etc ? where is it  bloking ?canot log in windows update, also meny  microsoft sits,but it can log in  porno sits ??

    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:10 PM
  • I am new to this forum and about to become the admin for 2 PCs installed with Steady State and have read and [I think] I understand how things work [or are not allowed to work - lol], but could find nothing about uninstall.

    Point is the [Australian] government initiative that supplies these PCs [to "teach Seniors how to use Broadband"] ends in 9 months and at that time I would love to revert the PCs to normal so I can teach my students how to do far more exciting things.

    So given that the steady state is installed by govt I.T. people for some 2,000 of these setups [and it will not be possible or wise to tell them] will it be relatively easy for me to zap steady state when the time comes, and is there any formal instruction documented or do I just follow your steps here?

    Sunday, August 29, 2010 1:12 AM
  • You must have access to an Administrator account that does not have restrictions. Make sure to disable all restrictions for all users and remove it through Add/Remove. If you don't turn off the restrictions (their just registry entries) they will not be removed during the uninstall process.
    Friday, September 10, 2010 6:20 PM