Before you install Windows SteadyState, you must uninstall Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP, an earlier version of Windows SteadyState.

User profiles that were created in Shared Computer Toolkit, can be used in Windows SteadyState; however, session timer settings applied to Shared Computer Toolkit user profiles may not work accurately or display correctly when the user profile is used with Windows SteadyState.

If you administer a Shared Computer Toolkit user profile in Windows SteadyState, ensure that you reset session timer settings for previously created user profiles. If you have Windows Disk Protection turned on, ensure that the Retain All Changes Permanently option is selected in the Protect the Hard Disk dialog box so that session timer changes to the user profiles will be saved to the hard disk. Restart the shared computer to save changes to the user profile.

Note IconImportant:
Shared user profiles will retain any restrictions placed on them after Shared Computer Toolkit is uninstalled because they remain on the computer after uninstallation. Existing shared user profiles will be available on installation of Windows SteadyState.

To uninstall Shared Computer Toolkit

  1. Turn off Windows Disk Protection:

    1. On the Start menu, click Programs, and then click Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit to open the Shared Computer Toolkit.
    2. Click Windows Disk Protection.
    3. Click Keep Off.
    4. Restart the computer when prompted.
  2. Remove restrictions placed on the shared user profiles if necessary.

  3. Uninstall Shared Computer Toolkit:

    1. On the Start menu, click Programs, click Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit, and then click Uninstall the Shared Computer Toolkit.
      A message appears stating: “Removing the Toolkit will automatically restart the computer.”
    2. Click Remove to begin the uninstallation process.
    3. Click Finish to restart your computer.
  4. Remove the User Profile Hive Cleanup Service (UPHClean):

    1. On the Start menu, click Settings, click Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Remove Program.
    2. Select User Profile Hive Cleanup Service, and then click Remove.
    3. When prompted, click Yes to start the Shared Computer Toolkit uninstallation program.
  5. Shared Computer Toolkit required you to create a separate partition for Windows Disk Protection. You can now reclaim this hard disk space and remove this partition, as it is not required by Windows SteadyState.

    Now that Shared Computer Toolkit is uninstalled, you can proceed with the installation of Windows SteadyState.