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Windows SteadyState. No Downloads After 31st December 2010.

If you run Windows in a public environment such as a school or an internet cafe, you are probably aware of Microsoft SteadyState.  This is a great free application which automatically restores Windows to the just-installed state each time the machine is restarted or a user logs off.  It's a handy way to ensure that the actions of one user can't affect the behaviour of the machine when it's used by subsequent users.

Unfortunately, SteadyState was never updated for Windows 7.  It works just fine on XP and Vista, but not 7.  Because of this, Microsoft is going to withdraw SteadyState at the end of 2010.  You'll still be able to use it after that date, and support will still be available for a further 6 months, but you won't be able to download it after 31st December.

So, if you think that you're going to want to use SteadyState in the future, grab your copy before it's too late.  Just go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=d077a52d-93e9-4b02-bd95-9d770ccdb431&displaylang=en.

 

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by root-spam (not verified) on 10. February 2011 - 16:50  (66139)

I cannot download it anymore (10/2/2011)..
Does anyone have a mirror?

by Georgegr (not verified) on 18. January 2011 - 12:34  (64777)

Its still available for download as of 16/1/2011

by Australia (not verified) on 2. January 2011 - 1:41  (63675)

Wow - this software is not well publicised. Thanks for letting us know it exists !!!

by tushR on 29. December 2010 - 23:37  (63499)

Thanks for the info, I just downloaded.