+ 0 Votes first we need a couple of details .Martin. 2 years ago how old are the computers? what brands are they? are they desktops or laptops? + 0 Votes Go Back Dave51 Updated - 2 years ago Some years ago I used a backup program called Go Back it had the ability to revert on reboot to the original setting, it was intended to be used in Internet cafes. + 0 Votes Something like DeepFreeze may be what oyu are looking for OH Smeg 2 years ago http://www.deepfreeze.com.au/ + 0 Votes Time verses $$$ JRez 2 years ago Personally I would do a clean build on one machine and then take an image with Shadow Protect IT Edition, then image the other computers using the shadow protects HIR feature (Hardware Independent Recovery). Otherwise clean builds on all, if you get a few OS installs running at the same time it should be quicker, depends on how many machines you have to do and how many of them are different hardware? + 0 Votes do any ARandomPenguin 2 years ago or them have a system restore point? if so then thats the way to go but if that isnt the case new builds are always cleaner and you dont need to do then whole re-licencing every year. + 1 Votes Wipe and Reinstall oldbaritone 2 years ago Your best bet for consistency is to start from a fresh installation. Either install a ghost image, or use the original factory CDs and reinstall to new-out-of-the-box condition. + 1 Votes bring computer back to original settings bobedcar 2 years ago if its been many years of use you can get Wipedisk software which will clean several drives to total emptiness then go on ebay or amazon and purchase the restore disks for the model numbers of the computers. this will put the computers to right out of the box condition. + 0 Votes have you tried Windows SteadyState? dean.h 2 years ago should work with XP and Vista, but not on 7. http://windows-steadystate.en.softonic.com/ + 0 Votes XP Steady State willcomp 2 years ago Microsoft released shared computer tools and XP Steady State to do what you want and they are free. However, it appears the software is no longer available directly from MS. I did find Steady State available here: http://windows-steadystate.en.softonic.com/ + 0 Votes Microsoft Steady State jeff.gibbs.mcp 2 years ago You could try the free Microsoft tool Steady State is fairly easy to use. You will likely need something else for machines running newer Operating Systems though. + 0 Votes Students and un-adultered systems. databaseben 2 years ago My suggestion is to ensure the hard drive is wiped. Then re-install the operating system from disk or factory restore. Then ensure all the updates have been downloaded and installed. Afterwards, copy the registry hive to a safe place on the disk on onto cd as well.. Next create a batch file or power shell file that will re-instate the un-adultered registry hive that can be executed after each student session or at the end of the school semester. Regardless of what settings have been altered by the student or what programs were subsequently installed on the system, re-instating the registry hive will void out any changes made by the student. As a precaution, disk images should also be made before releasing the final setup to the students. Having disk images of the system will help restore it without all the hassles of doing installations from scratch.