Windows SteadyState will not be available for download after December 31, 2010

Windows SteadyState is a free tool from Microsoft that helps make shared computers easier to set up and manage. Windows SteadyState 2.5 is available on Windows XP and Windows Vista. Whether you manage computers in a school computer lab or an Internet café, a library, or even in your home, Windows SteadyState helps make it easy for you to keep your computers running the way you want them to, no matter who uses them.

Windows SteadyState will continue to be available for download through December 31, 2010 and may not be available for download after that date.

However, support for Windows SteadyState will continue to be available through the Microsoft Knowledge Base portal through June 30, 2011.

Windows SteadyState runs on genuine copies of Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, and Windows Vista Starter. And, Windows SteadyState is offered free of charge to Windows Genuine Advantage customers!

It might be a good idea to download and keep a copy for yourself, right away!

Download Page : Windows SteadyState | Windows SteadyState Handbook (PDF).

Windows 7 users may want to see this!

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  1. Could someone please provide an alternative download URL?

    I have a COMPLETELY valid copy of Vista SP-2 on an HP Pavillion notebook…

    …yet said copy of Vista will nevertheless will not validate when trying to download Steady State on the link given herein.

    Oddly, on the validation error page is a button to validate, and when I click on THAT it validates just fine. But then when I repeat the download steps, it errs in validation… again.

    An alternative download link, please.


    Apparently this download link works:

  3. Dave

    This can be downloaded from Rapid Share via this link
    I think Steady State is a great program and no way should MS have phased it out just in order to increase Win 7 sales.

  4. Kroner

    SteadyState is still available fom CNET at

    By default, you cannot install it onto Windows 7 but if you install an MSI editing app called Orca and open the MSI file for SteadyState, you can edit the LaunchCondition section to take out the “NTVersion < 600" condition. this will allow install onto Windows 7.

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