February 7, 2010
I have just come across this piece.
How desirable / practical is this?
Should You Deep Freeze Your Hard Drive?
There’s a software tool that claims to make your PC or Mac computer indestructible. It does this by 'freezing' your hard drive, so your computer's software and settings can be returned to a pristine state every time you start it up.
July 31, 2012
I trust Bob Rankin but this time I think it's probably bad advice. I am suspicious of any software that claims it can basically solve all your troubles... like snake oil.
I would have to look very closely at this one before I can offer any firm advice.
If you decide to try this one out, I strongly recommend that you make backups. A lot of them...
I agree with Richard. This sounds very similar to sandboxing or virtual environment software which has been around for a long time. Deep Freeze is quite expensive and even if it works perfectly I can't see the cost being justified. There are very similar free alternatives:
Looks like Shadow Defender (as per the third link) is no longer freeware but included anyway to show that this is definitely not a new concept.
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