Windows 7 feature: PC Safeguard

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  1. MrBrian

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    http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/ff_pcsafeguard.asp

     
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    That is very interesting. Thanks for the good read.
     
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    Well ... what about documents? An unsuspecting users saves something ... then a reboot, and volia!

    I believe this feature is present since W2k ... it's called a temp. user profile. The user profile resets, disposing of all files each reboot. Happened to me. Very annoying.
     
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    Yes that's right, and the article does mention that. The users whose accounts are being protected by this feature will have to save documents on an external drive, USB stick, the Internet, etc., or change the configuration of which drives to lock.

    @Trespasser - you're welcome :).
     
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    So is this different from SteadyState? :?
     
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    The article says it's not based on SteadyState. It's more user oriented and easier to use. Read paragraphs 2-4 for more details.

    It will also be available in both 32 and 64bit Windows 7 versions.
     
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    I'm in PC Safeguard right now. If you run Win 7 as Admin you'll need to create another Admin account then switch your account to standard user. You then need to log off...switch to your new Admin account....then turn on PC Safeguard for your standard user account. Log off the Admin account back into the standard user account. You're now in PC Safeguard. The account stays in effect even through a reboot. Upon rebooting you're always greeted with a pop up box warning you to save anything you want to keep to a USB drive or a CD/DVD disc (I'm starting to get annoyed with it). Reboot times don't seem any longer than normal...at least at this point.

    Later....
     
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    Note: 'PC Safeguard' has been renamed to 'Guest Mode'.
     
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    'Guest Mode' aka 'PC Safeguard' has been removed from latest W7 builds (7057, 7077). I wonder if MS has quit developing it altogether.
     
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