[NEED HELP] I want to make a "thing" (I don't know the proper name of what this is..)

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  1. maximus.pt

    maximus.pt MDL Novice

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    Hey people!

    I have a litle brother, and almost every month he manages to destroy/infect his pc.
    So I thinked in a solution for it, but I have no ideia how to do this, so that's the why.

    The what:

    I have used backtrack, and I noticed how I could use the DVD to boot my laptop, and after I was done, if I reboot it all the changes/modifications were gone and it was all "new and clean" again on each boot.

    So I was thinking, if it was possible to make a USB (or if not a DVD instead..) of a windows 8 (or if not win7) add it some extra apps like antivirus office and stuff..

    And then use it to boot each time he uses the computer, and everytime he shut's down the computer all the changes were gone..

    The OS would be in the USB/DVD and the computer's hd would be used as storage for files like a usb pen drive.

    So no matter what he does or all the damage he makes, when he uses the computer, each time in the next boot it will be all "new and clean" again.

    How can I make such a "thing" ?
     
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  3. maximus.pt

    maximus.pt MDL Novice

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    So I'm not sure if I understood but with the first option I can just make a partition on the computer hd, and it will remain unchangable even from bootkits and stuff?
    And each time the pc reboot's it would go back to that "new and clean" state ?

    and would it still be possible to use the rest of the hd free space to storage files that would be saved for the next reboot ?
     
  4. Shenj

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  5. maximus.pt

    maximus.pt MDL Novice

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    well the thing is that is not only him who doesn't has the "fingers" for computers..

    correct me if I'm wrong but deep freeze is easily bypassed by a lot of malware.. so I would go for that option just as last resource.

    the persistent live usb (is this the correct name?) would be the best choice

    it would remain the same for ever.. i would just have to make a new one each time i would want to update the os, but for malware and bad-use it would be the best option
    I just don't know how to make it..
     
  6. 3bqruk

    3bqruk MDL Novice

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    You could also use something like winbubbles or similar windows tweaker to prevent lots of system/file/internet changes or setup virtual pc environment.
     
  7. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    Windows Embedded has this kind of features with EWF or editable with FBWF.
    WES8 has UWF

    you can research for this but I guess the coasts/complexebility is way to much for just one scenario.
     
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  8. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Yay.. then i would vote for Shenjs solution:

    And backup the installation (to be on safe side far away from the little bro e.g. on a portable hdd).

    BTW, Win-To-Go would require at least a fast pen drive with min capacity of 32 GB :hmm:.
     
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  9. BigW

    BigW MDL Member

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    First of all, I think that a somehow redeploy of a backupsystem doesn't change that your brother has to surf less on "dirty" sites. If he realy manages to trash a win7 (or win8) in a month he is a real mastermind in trashing systems. Or you have done a poorly job of installing and SECURING (ALL updates, antivir, don't let him be a administrator in any way, disalowing programm-installs, browse not with IE etc) the system. There are only 4 things you can do and also have to do are: educate, educate, educate and if education doesn't help, charge him 50 bucks for every install you have to do. His future bos, which hasn't to plan for a PC downtime once a month, will thank you for your education efforts on how to use a computer the right way.
     
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    franz99 MDL Novice

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    #13 franz99, Jan 25, 2013
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    Windows To Go is a good idea because after booting the USB 3.0 stick on a computer little brother will not have access to the internal disks of that computer.
    The only way to eventualy transport data to these internal disks would be to pass them to a third party USB stick and then use that stick when the computer is booted on his internal Windows




    One question is the price of such a USB stick able to run properly Windows To Go

    But an other question is:
    - how to activate the Win-To-Go USB stick with a "normal" Windows 8 licence ?
    - and eventually how to keep this activation if you roam to an other computer

    With no activation yo will have to rebuild the USB stick at least let's say every 3 months
    But you will have to rebuild it anyway every time it gets badly infected !
     
  12. HALIKUS

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

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    Make a VHD and boot to it. The data (movies, mp3s) can be on physical drives that the VHD can see. If he buggers up the vhd, simply recopy a backup in its place. Just back it up after you tweak it how he wants it.
     
  13. Shenj

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    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    Took a first look. Unfortunatly he has absolutly no idea how to script in batch... :wassat:
     
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