What is the best way to  remove windows steady state?

Posted on 2008-11-04
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Removing Windows Steady State from a laptop running Window XP.
Question by:nicholasjwolf
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    If you have Windows Disk Protection (WDP) enabled, you need to disable it first.

    If WDP is turned on, you should try this:

    1. Boot in safe mode

    2. log in as administrator

    3. Open SteadyState and set WDP to "retain all changes", restart

        If that does not work, try the WMI script (it can be found in another thread around here)

    4. Repeat steps 1,2

    5. Open SteadyState and turn WDP off, restart

        If that does not work, try the command line: "C:\Program Files\Windows SteadyState\SCTUI.exe" /WDPDisableAndReboot (I do not know whether this command is available in older versions...)


    If WDP is already turned off, follow these steps:

    1. Boot in safe mode

    2. log in as administrator

    3. Shut down the service "Windows SteadyState Service" (command line: net stop "Windows SteadyState Service")

    4. Delete the program folder C:\Program Files\Windows SteadyState

    5. Open the registry editor (Start - Run - regedit)

    6. Delete the key "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows SteadyState"

    7. Delete the key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shared Computer Toolkit"

    8. Delete the key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Windows SteadyState" (or common)

    9. Delete the key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Services\Windows SteadyState" (or common)

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