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  • I used to Deep Freeze Enterprise.

    at 11:00PM on Tuesday night my computer reboots into "thawed" mode, runs backups and does a Windows Update.

    At 4:00AM in Wednesday it reboots in "frozen" mode for use.

    Can I do something similar with SteadyState?

    Can I still run Windows Update with disk protection on?

    I have Symantac Anti Virus, do I have to turn disk protection off every time I want to update?
    Monday, October 19, 2009 5:45 PM


  • If you are using Deep Freeze Enterprise (as I am myself), you do not need to use WDP at all. There is no point in using both, unless you plan on getting rid of DF. To answer your question, I think you can, on a scheduled basis and then have the pc reboot in a protected mode the way DF does but that entails using a custom script (which I have no expertise in doing. Try this link to using custom scripts and Steady State
     So, yes, if you are going to do any updating (Windows Update, Symantec, etc) you will have to turn off WDP.

    Hope that helps,


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    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Wednesday, October 21, 2009 9:20 AM
    Monday, October 19, 2009 5:57 PM