Announcing Windows SteadyState! RRS feed

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  • We are excited to announce that today Windows® SteadyState™ is available in English, Dutch, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish on the Microsoft Shared Access Site. SteadyState is designed specifically to help PC administrators in schools, Internet cafés, and libraries keep their shared computers running smoothly. Offered as a free of charge download to Windows Genuine Advantage customers, SteadyState provides you with an easy way to keep your Windows XP computers secure and reliable.


    We have taken direct feedback from our customers and beta participants, and have made SteadyState even easier to use and more secure than version 1 (the Shared Computer Toolkit).  Some of the enhancements include:


    Easier to use:

    ·         New User Interface & simplified installation

          Windows Disk Protection backend which does not require repartitioning

          Cashe file warnings

          Administrator warnings about WDP status

          Export/Import user accounts

          Improved getting started dialog

          Security settings (low, medium, high, custom)

          Additional Windows and Program restrictions

          New SCT Handbook and enhanced Help

    More Secure:

          Windows Update support

          Block programs

    Wednesday, June 20, 2007 12:08 AM