Solved Make computer work like a library computer?

May 10, 2015 at 00:49:12
Specs: Windows 7
How can I make it so every time I start the computer like a library computer, it starts up using the same settings before the last user logged off. But you can keep the games and videos and files on the machine. I just want new programs and settings to be removed when the computer starts up or somehow keep them from getting infected with malware / spywave / pop-ups, this person downloads a lot of toolbars and things like that, and clicks on a lot of links.

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May 10, 2015 at 02:42:38
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Give your own administrator user account a password known only to you so only you can log in to that account.

For everyone else, create and make them use a "Standard Account":

"A Standard user account cannot change system-wide settings, run software that the account hasn’t been given permission to use, install new software or hardware or change the username and passwords of other users"

Instructions here:

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May 10, 2015 at 05:57:50
No, thats too restrictive, he would complain that he can't put games on it or use things like his camera.

He needs to be able to still install software/games but they would be cleared when the computer reboots / logs off.

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May 10, 2015 at 06:00:44
Post 1 provides the best solution for you. Otherwise, for example, Public computer center such as Internet Café and Libraries uses Faronics Deep Freeze or similar software that provides reboot to restore computers to desired configuration. On reboot unlicensed or unauthorized software or anything you added during computer session are automatically removed.


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May 10, 2015 at 07:47:08
I found this doing a quick search: How to Easily Reset a Computer Back to a Clean State Each Time It Boots

In case you don't read the comments after the article, here's the free software that's mentioned:

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May 10, 2015 at 09:02:01
Perfect rlider just what i was looking for. I needed a free safe program to keep him from messing up him machine over and over again since he recklessly viists websites and causes a big mess, installs a bunch of junk programs...etc.

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May 10, 2015 at 10:23:02
I never tried it or had reason to use it, but it appears to be what you're looking for. Good luck!

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