Is SteadyState right for me? (Single-PC user, testing installations) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'd like to know if SteadyState will be efficient in my situation:
    - Single-PC User (not using for office or library, just for myself)
    - SteadyState will be used to test installations of various software

    I've read that SteadyState can slow down the computer.

    1) Has the slow boot problem been fixed?
    I've read various accounts of this problem.
    Not a big deal for me, because of the few times a week I'll be using it.

    2) When I am in a SteadyState session, does the computer run slower?
    I can understand if it does.
    But it shouldn't be too much of a slowdown.

    3) When I'm NOT in a SteadyState session, will SteadyState processes still run in the background?
    This is essential for me.
    When I'm not in a frozen session, I don't want any resources devoted to SteadyState.

    Friday, September 19, 2008 7:33 PM



    Hi Paul, it seems that Windows SteadyState will be efficient for you, especially the function, Windows Disk Protection. I'd like to answer your questions first:


    1.       I have not encountered such issue on my computer or virtual machine.

    2.       No, it does not slow down the computer's performance.

    3.       Windows SteadyState can restrict both Administrator user and Standard user. If the user is not restricted in Windows SteadyState, user session will not be affected by Windows SteadyState. That is if you log on as a non-restricted administrator, you can configure any setting on the system.


    For further information regarding Windows SteadyState or Windows Disk Protection, I suggest you download and check the handbook:



    Hope this helps!

    Tuesday, September 23, 2008 1:45 AM