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Windows 7 Account for Retail Location

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I want to setup a computer that is to be used in a retail location as a standard pc for clients to use to surf the web only. They wouldn't be able to make any changes or be able to save anything on the profile being used. What's the best way to set this up? In my mind I just need a account with the lowest possible privileges that deletes itself on reboot or logon/off.

If my memory serves me right, back in Windows XP days, there was a version/flavor of the OS that was meant to do this or maybe it could have just been the Guest Profile.

Besides the Guest profile in Windows 7, is there any other way of doing something like this? Activating the Guest Profile might be the way to go but I always like to weigh all my options before making a decision.

Thanks in Advance.
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You're probably thinking of Windows Steady State, for windows XP.  It was not updated to support windows 7, but Microsoft has released a set of guidance on creating a similar Steady State environment in Windows 7.

http://blogs.windows.com/itpro/2010/09/27/steady-state-for-windows-7/
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