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Windows 7: Choosing a Windows 7/8 Internet Cafe/Kiosk or Customize the built in?

19 Mar 2015   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Choosing a Windows 7/8 Internet Cafe/Kiosk or Customize the built in?

Hi there!

I am a newb and I am hoping that I put this thread in the right category.

I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of a really great kiosk/internet cafe software, or provide me with specific customization specs for the built in software for Windows 7 and 8?

I work for a small nonprofit. We serve people with significant disabilities. We help them stay out of institutions, and in their local community. Most of our clients don't have enough money to buy/maintain their own computers.

We finally saved up enough for kiosk computers for our clients (we run Windows). I would like a system where our clients can log in to look for jobs, create resumes, apply for benefits, and have limited access to the local printers (print ten pages max). We will provide them with thumb drives, so they don't need to save files on the hard drive permanently. They won't be charged. We don't have a server. All of their data should be wiped when their session ends to protect our clients privacy.

I'm over the top looking at all of the reviews and directions. Any ideas, hints, or tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
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19 Mar 2015   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Hi and Welcome to SevenForums,

You could take a look at this software, it is paid software (i'm sure there would be some free alternatives but i can't point you in the direction of one off the top of my head).
Drive Vaccine delivers non restrictive pc hard drive protection using restore on reboot technology delivering automated PC maintenance Ideal for computer labs, classrooms, libraries, business centres and internet kiosks.

It's something i had a play with when setting up kiosk machines at work, it seemed to fit the job for me so we bought it but time hasn't allowed me to install it on the machines yet.

When testing i created a machine, got it to a state / build i liked and then take a snapshot with that software.
Then every time the computer is logged off, restarted or left idel for x minutes it would restore to the snapshot version which would remove and saved files, history etc...

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19 Mar 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64

Awesome and thank you! They do have product available on Tech Soup as well!

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19 Mar 2015   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Thank you for linking to Tech Soup, i have never heard of it but looks great for nonprofit.

Give it a trial run before buying it to make sure it does what you need.

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