Automatically installing updates is recommended, though not mandatory. If you want or need to install an update manually, you can do so by selecting Do not use Windows SteadyState to download and install updates. Selecting this option turns off Windows SteadyState-managed automatic updates for the shared computer. In addition, you must select Retain changes permanently in the Protect the Hard Disk dialog box when you manually download and install updates or your updates will be cleared when the computer is restarted. Some instances in which you might want to install manual updates include:

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If Windows Disk Protection is turned on and Remove all changes at restart is selected, any manual updates made during the session will be lost.

To install manual updates with Windows SteadyState

  1. Log on as a Windows SteadyState administrator.

  2. In the Windows SteadyState main dialog box, under Computer Settings, click Protect the Hard Disk.

  3. Select Retain all changes permanently.

  4. Install the software updates you want on the shared computer. Refer to the software documentation for more information on the updates you want to install.

  5. After updates are installed manually, restart the shared computer.

  6. For increased security on your shared computer, after manual software updates have been installed, select Remove all changes at restart in the Protect the Hard Disk dialog box so that additional changes to the shared computer will not be saved.

    Follow these steps each time you need to manually update your software and antivirus programs.

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