Windows® 7 Safeguard
PC safeguard is a hidden feature in Windows 7 which is mostly used in shared computers and it is used for returning your system to the original state after being used by a child or guest. Users could enable this feature on individual user account. Your system could return to its original configuration after log off or PC reboots by cleaning the accounts. The safe guard tool helps to protect the shared computers from untrusted users and malicious software. It restricts strangers from system resources and simplifies the user experience. Safeguard is used by users who wish to create safe user accounts for guests that they want to use their PC. The changes made in the PC while rebooting or logged off are discarded and the system is returned to its original state.
The points given below give users details on the features of Safeguard in Windows 7 and its uses:
- Enabling safeguard
- Maintain system settings
- Saved data in user account is deleted
You need to open the Control Panel by clicking on the Start button at the left most corner of your display screen. Then, you need to go to user accounts and then click on 'Manage another accounts'. Select the user and click on set up PC safeguard and you need to select yes for the UAC prompt. PC safeguard setting takes a few minutes to apply. When PC Safeguard apply setting animation stops to configure to lock or unlock hard Drives for particular user, then click on lock hard drives. Finally you need to click on close.
Maintain system settings
PC safeguard prevents changes in system settings. Your Windows 7 system running under a safeguarded account prevents any attempt to change the system. It protects the system from strangers who are attempting to change the settings of your PC. Thus you need not worry about modifying your system by others. Another feature of this software is that it prevents the installation of applications and other software. Safeguard enabled system might not allow to install already installed software applications. Thus you need to install and configure needed applications before enabling the safeguard.
Safeguard tool prevents users from writing to a disk outside of the user profile. The users of safeguard might temporarily write to disk locations inside their user profile but they are prevented from writing to the disk outside of the user profile at run time. A user downloads, create, and edit files in their user profile and all these changes are cleaned up after they log off because of the safeguard tool.
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