Is Wondershare Time Freeze still relevant?

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  1. Cruise

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    Does anyone know if WTF is still being developed and/or supported?

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    Wondershare is very similar to time freeze and vice versa.
     
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    Except (to the best of my knowledge), TTF doesn't have an x64 version. :doubt:
     
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    Hi Cruise,

    Wondershare is not the author of WTF. I don't know who is the original developer. Wondershare usually market programs and re-brands them.

    WTF had a minor update and then it was given free for almost a year.

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    Thanks for that interesting info aladdin. I wish that SD was still being developed; afaic it was the best of breed.

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    Cruise have you tried Deep Freeze by Faronics new version 7.5 has MBR protection.I have it on a netbook and its light and works very well.Its not free but has a 30 day trial.The only draw back is to commit changes while in virtualization you would need to install Iglo or not and just reboot thawed and make changes,updates etc and then boot back frozen.
     
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    Hi djohn,

    I tried DF about a year ago and it seemed to be a very large program with 2 'control' consoles, which (quite frankly) confused me. Insofar as commiting changes I don't do that, so that wouldn't be a problem for me. Maybe I should try DF again?

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    The standard version does not have the control consoles,you may have installed the enterprize edition by mistake.The standard version is very small and does not have all the other bells and whistle that are not needed for a home user. See Gui
     

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    Sorry about that. I saw an earlier post on this thread where you mentioned that you had used WTF on your 64Bit machine but I designed to ignore that post. I got confused when I read your second post where you also mentioned 64Bits and I did not realize that this time you were talking about TTF.

    Let me tell you my feelings about WTF. I been using Version 2 for a little longer than a year and a half. I basically use it for trying programs. For that, WTF has been great for me. Never had any kind of problem. It just works very well on my XP. Whenever I want to try something that don't need a reboot or if I want to see how my PC behaves after making some changes, WTF has always performed very well.

    I don't see the program as a a security tool. For me, Sandboxie covers that very well.

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    Now that I recall, you are right in that I tried the Enterprise edition because at the time it was the one being used in my work-place. I will give the standard version a try. Can I enter and exit the Frozen mode on-damand (I don't recall)?
     
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    I agree, but believe it or not, I still have WTF 1.0 - got it when it was free. It doesn't have the RAM option of v.2, but for testing software on my XP machine, it works great and is extremely light weight.
     
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    Thanks Bo.
     
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    If you mean exit frozen state with out reboot then no.A reboot is required to change its status from frozen to thawed or thawed to frozen.
     
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    Ok, but can the frozen state be started on-demand (anytime), or only at bootup?
     
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    No Not on the Fly like SD.
     
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    DF is the best. Either you are in Frozen state or Thawed state. Each state requires a reboot.

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    Dear TomAZ,

    I believe the giveaway key for v1.0 works on v2.02

    A grabbed a key when version v2.0 was on giveaway.

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    aladdin,

    DF may be the best for you, but based on what you (and djohn) have told me, that's not the way I like to operate.

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    I really do wish Faronics DeepFreeze would add that option on Demand or on the fly virtual mode for a little less booting. In my case I am always in virtual mode unless I am updating, so for me its ok the way it is.I have Shadow Defender on our other system that will stay put as it works 100 percent for now.
     
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    does the standard version of deep freeze 7.5 come with igloo included in the price or is it a seperate program that you need purchase ?.
     
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    Getting back on-topic, on checking out Wondershare's support page there's no sign of Time Freeze, so I have to presume that it has been discontinued.
     
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