Windows – When I restart or turn off the computer all new installed programs disappear. Why

installationwindows xp

When I restart or turn off the computer all new installed programs disappear as I never installed them before. What should I change in my settings, and where, so that the computer saves the programs?

Best Answer

Is this your computer? If not, someone may have installed a program like Deep Freeze, or XP's SteadyState which will revert the computer to a 'clean' state after each reboot in an attempt to prevent malicious or unwanted software installed by users, without removing their right to install things.

This is pretty common in places like computer-labs and libraries (etc.).

From Faronics (DeepFreeze authors):

Some other SuperUser questions to get you going:

If you don't have the "Thaw" password for DeepFreeze it's not going to be easy (if at all possible).