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Windows SteadyState 2.5 Technical FAQ

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  • Version: v2.5
  • Category: Document
  • Language: English

Windows SteadyState 2.5 Technical FAQ provides answers to technical questions or issues that you may encounter when using Windows SteadyState 2.5.

  • You can find answers to commonly asked questions about SteadyState 2.5 in the Windows SteadyState 2.5 Technical FAQ. The FAQ includes topics that range from 'Do I still need a firewall or antivirus program?' to 'Can I use the System Preparation Tool with Windows SteadyState?'. These questions and answers, that were originally submitted by other people who use SteadyState 2.5, are now compiled in a single document for quick reference by everyone.


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SteadyState_2.5_Technical FAQ_updated.pdf43707f4df04e6aeed907d14c6d1f4d66aceeedea161 KB
SteadyState_2.5_Technical FAQ_updated.xpsca1358f5686e579fe3f5a0d58041febb4769d4d9244 KB

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This download includes .xps files. XPS was a Microsoft document format intended to replace PDF. To view these files, you may need to install the XPS Essentials Pack.

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Vista, Windows XP

  • Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition with Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed or Service Pack 3 installed, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Starter, or Windows Vista with Service Pack 1

Installation Instructions

    • Download the FAQ in the file format for which you have a reader. The FAQ is available in XPS or PDF file format.

    • If you do not have a reader for either file format, you must download and install an XPS reader or a PDF reader before downloading the FAQ.

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