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Windows 7: How do I delete files and installs on shutdown

30 Nov 2011   #1
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
How do I delete files and installs on shutdown

Ok, so first of all, a university I attend on Saturdays has a setup on their computers that deletes all files that were added to the computer (as in anywhere) and any new installs, but without deleting stuff the university wants to keep, like Firefox, UConnect, Adobe Flash, etc. And it has an exception on the My Documents folder that things added to the My Documents folder will be kept on there for 14 days, then automatically deleted. And the computer deletes all this stuff once it shuts down. When you turn it back on, nothing of the stuff added is there and looks like a fresh new install of Windows 7 with Firefox and all that sort of stuff kept.

I've been googling and binging for how to do this, but no success.

Not sure if it's a program or a script. Just want to delete everything besides stuff I want to keep like Firefox, Microsoft Security Essentials, Adobe Flash, Shockwave, etc (and possibly make an exception for the My Documents folder as well). Anyone have a clue? I really want this for my Virtualboxed Windows 7.

Thanks in advance.


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01 Dec 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XboxOmac View Post
Ok, so first of all, a university I attend on Saturdays has a setup on their computers that deletes all files that were added to the computer (as in anywhere) and any new installs, but without deleting stuff the university wants to keep, like Firefox, UConnect, Adobe Flash, etc. And it has an exception on the My Documents folder that things added to the My Documents folder will be kept on there for 14 days, then automatically deleted. And the computer deletes all this stuff once it shuts down. When you turn it back on, nothing of the stuff added is there and looks like a fresh new install of Windows 7 with Firefox and all that sort of stuff kept.

I've been googling and binging for how to do this, but no success.

Not sure if it's a program or a script. Just want to delete everything besides stuff I want to keep like Firefox, Microsoft Security Essentials, Adobe Flash, Shockwave, etc (and possibly make an exception for the My Documents folder as well). Anyone have a clue? I really want this for my Virtualboxed Windows 7.

Thanks in advance.

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01 Dec 2011   #3
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Most companies and organizations that are doing this are using products such as DeepFreeze, SmartShield, or CleanSlate. DeepFreeze is the most common, although depending on your situation may not be the best choice feature or price-wise. In my experience with all 3, Faronics does have better support, and the product is a bit more stable than the other two. However, depending on the number of seats, it can also be the most expensive, but I suppose you do get what you pay for.
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01 Dec 2011   #4
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Alright, when I get home, I will try these out. Thanks I thought they were just batch files that were scheduled to activate on shutdown.

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02 Dec 2011   #5
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

So anyway Deepfreeze looks more like its the one I'll be using. But which one do you guys recommend?

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02 Dec 2011   #6
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well, that depends on what features you want and how many machines you'll be installing it on. If you're just looking at features and support, DeepFreeze is probably the best option. If cost is an issue, then you may want to look at one of the other cheaper options, knowing you'll be sacrificing some product quality and support for the lesser cost.
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