Windows SteadyState! In the vein of: "No love for..."

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by ratchet, Jun 12, 2008.

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    Like the Ghost 14 thread, there is never much discussion about SteadyState. I used over a weekend we had guests, including teenagers. I gave them free access to the desktop with SS enabled. The thing I like about it, you can test software that requires a reboot to install and you'll stay in the virtual environment if you so choose. I used v2.5 beta without any conflicts. I disabled the default 3:00 AM software update and just left everything update Monday.
     
  2. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I installed it once and it told me to activate my already activated Windows within 3 days. I don't like to hear this, because I hate phone-activations.
    I didn't even trust my Windows anymore. So I restored an image, to get my healthy system back and that was the end of Windows SteadyState on my computer.
     
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  3. Meriadoc

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    Has SS been updated lately - SS team worked on the issues some users had with the time it would take to boot the machine.
     
  4. ratchet

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    That is why I went with the beta because it was one of the issues they resolved. It takes a minute or so for it to create a partition (or whatever you want to call it) but nothing like a hang.
     
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    Thanks ratchet, then I may take a look.
     
  6. rendez2k

    rendez2k Registered Member

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    I had BSOD issues with my test machine but that was 2.0. I assume 2.5 is the latest version? It appears it is out of beta on the SS website.
     
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