After you have completed the procedures in Performing Preinstallation Tasks and Downloading and Installing Windows SteadyState topics, you are ready to get started using Windows SteadyState. At a minimum, you should complete the following tasks in the order indicated to ensure that your computer is configured properly.

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Creating User Accounts and Configuring User Settings

With Windows SteadyState, you can create user accounts and apply the restrictions and settings that comprise the shared user profile. The restrictions and settings range from removing menu options and features from Windows XP or Windows Vista and available applications, to limiting a user account’s ability to access specified applications or Web sites. Find out how…

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Configuring Computer Restrictions

To help ensure the privacy and security of those who use the computer, you can configure restrictions that apply to the entire computer, including the user accounts you just created. Find out how…

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Scheduling Important Updates

You can schedule software updates using Windows SteadyState to ensure that updates are downloaded successfully and are not removed from the computer when Windows Disk Protection is turned on. Find out how…

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Protecting the Hard Disk

You can enable and install Windows Disk Protection to help protect the partition on which the Windows operating system is located from being permanently modified between user sessions. Windows Disk Protection ensures that the computer returns to a pre-defined state at each restart. Find out how…

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Exporting User Profiles

After you have created user accounts and applied the preferred restrictions and settings on one of your shared computers, you can export and import the user accounts to all of the computers in your environment that have Windows SteadyState installed. Find out how…