Time Freeze vs Deep Freeze Software Programs

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I would like to continue using Windows XP and I was recommended to install the Time Freeze or Deep Freeze software program. Can anybody tell me what the difference is between Time Freeze and Deep Freeze software being that Time Freeze is free and Deep Freeze is $ 45.00/year. The Pro's and Con's for each would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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What do you expect these programs to do for you?

I know that Deep Freeze will restore your system to its last freeze point so ALL files that were added, revised and deleted will be restore to the previous condition with the additional ones being gone.
 
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I'm using it from last 3 years. Really worth to spend cost on such good software. I never purchase any anti-virus after installing it. I dont know about Time Freeze. I never heard about it. I hightly recommend you to go with it.
 

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How does Deep Freeze help in protecting from instead of a AV program?
How do you save any data, install any updates and etc. without unlocking Deep Freeze and the relocking after you have updated things?

YES, it is a great tool for those classroom and public machines that when logging in, the machine is reset to the as protected configured condition.
 

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The main objective I have is to find a way to secure the future eternal use of Windows XP on my PC without worrying about being hacked or catching viruses , spyware , trojans and malware and being forced to upgrade my OS which I do not want to do. If you know of any other programs besides time freeze and deep freeze that may achieve my goal in using XP., please do not hesitate to let me know. Thanks.
 

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You have NOT answered my question about your data files, new programs and updates, how are you going to save them?

Each time the machine is booted, it will throw away ALL added, revised files and put back all deleted files.
 

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Utilizing Windows XP Service Pack 3. All my files and programs are updated and downloaded into flash drives on a bi-weekly basis if this answers your question though am also curious if Time Freeze is equivalent to Deep Freeze Standard Edition though am not sure that these programs may be compatible with AutoCad 2006, Adobe Creative Suites, Microsoft Office 2003, and others. I have heard pro's and con's for these freeze programs. Maybe there is some more efficient and effective to protect my PC's utilizing XP as previously explained.
 

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Your method that you stated above will work ONLY if you do NOT reboot your machine.

Until you understand fully how these program work, I would NOT attempt to use anything of this nature.

Yes, per the websites these two are similar. Deep Freeze action is at reboot, where Time Freeze the action is "•All the changes will be discarded when your system is closed". What ever that means.
 

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polakd said:
The main objective I have is to find a way to secure the future eternal use of Windows XP on my PC without worrying about being hacked or catching viruses , spyware , trojans and malware and being forced to upgrade my OS which I do not want to do.
The only true way to do this is to disconnect yourself from the Internet. While that is true for all computers, it is especially true for any computer running an outdated operating system.

As time goes on, security exploits will be found for Windows XP and Microsoft will not be patching them. Software vendors have dropped support for Windows XP already and most will be sure to follow.

I highly suggest switching operating systems -- Windows 7 is not very different from Windows XP from a home user's standpoint. Though I would avoid Windows 8 if you do not like change.

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As for your original question, I have minimal experience with these programs. In that minimal experience, I have only ever seen it prove to be beneficial in a lab (IT testing environment) and schools.
 
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How does Deep Freeze help in protecting from instead of a AV program?
How do you save any data, install any updates and etc. without unlocking Deep Freeze and the relocking after you have updated things?

YES, it is a great tool for those classroom and public machines that when logging in, the machine is reset to the as protected configured condition.
If you are using a latest version of Deep Freeze then you easily scheduled the updates. They have shared a video guide on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phDEOEGvU9A&list=UUYgdqTKTeG0Y6ACZR_V-CLA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfXRtuOv_gw&list=UUYgdqTKTeG0Y6ACZR_V-CLA
 

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BUT you still have NOT addressed my question on the saving of ones data including documents, email, vid's music and etc.?
 

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All my PC files and programs are saved on CD's and Flash Drives . I will further review your comments and continue to pursue other avenues to protect my Windows XP PC and Laptop . There must be a way and be connected to the the internet at the same time with XP even though Microsoft has ended their support to the private sector though continues to support all government Windows XP servers indefinitely . All other forum group information contribution and comments will be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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These CD's and Flash drives can become infected just as easy as system files do.
 

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This may be true that all backup files may be infected though were cleaned and checked with Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes Pro and Ace Utilities checks. Life is not a guarantee unless there is something out there that I do not know of that may be shared . Thanks.
 
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