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What is a program that sort of freezes the state of the computer and no matter what you do to it, it will be restored to that state upon restarting. I remember the computers had this program is school so that anything kids did or downloaded would be erased. I would like to set up a community computer in my house with this so I can let anyone use it and not worry about it.

asked Sep 18 '12 at 13:39

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I know such programs exist but why not just create a guest account? they will not be able to make any system changes.

I am sure any programs that do what you want will cost money, and they only work when you restart.

answered Sep 18 '12 at 14:52

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also make it erase browsing history on close

(Sep 18 '12 at 16:47) trueb trueb's gravatar image

There will already be multiple accounts, guest being one of them. So I need a program to span all of them and not allow anyone to make changes.

(Sep 19 '12 at 09:40) IamTechCrazy IamTechCrazy's gravatar image

well the only one I know of off hand is deep freeze, that will run you $180 bucks. But i would look into adjusting the security settings of the users. These programs make start up/shut down slow because it has to restore changes.

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answered Sep 18 '12 at 21:06

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Yea, that seems to be it. Seems like it's sold by subscription and that sucks. Know of any other similar programs?

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answered Sep 18 '12 at 17:11

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You can make a virtual PC and freeze the virtual PC in whatever state it is in and have it automatically go back to that state at startup, or save the changes to a differencing virtual drive that way you could just delete that one file and all changes would be undone

answered Sep 19 '12 at 13:12

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