Install & uninstall of Windows SteadyState - What really went on with my computer settings?
Posted on 2007-07-29
I am using XP Pro SP2 (in fact just did a clean reinstall a few days ago) and am using a stand alone computer at home.
I installed Windows SteadyState from Microsoft. (I thought it would be a good product to use to test new downloaded software ... knowing that when I rebooted, the computer would go back to exactly the way it was when I first logged in that session. Ironically, it sounded like a good idea at the time.)
However, I did not realize until I rebooted that it also made a whole bunch of changes to the computers appearance settings (even though I was not even using it yet).
I messed up by not creating a restore point beforehand.
Realizing it was a big mistake to have installed it, I found uninstall instructions. (It is not technically classified as a program but rather a Microsoft "update".) After the uninstall, my settings (in particular, the welcome screen and shutdown dialog box) are still modified. IT MAY simply be that these dialog boxes were just changed to the old "classic" view.
(#1) How can I get my original display settings back?
(#2) Were there any other changes to my computer that I should know about that were made as a result of this install and immediate unistall of Windows SteadyState?
"Unsteady" in the "State" of Tennessee