Deep Freeze by Faronics is a reboot-to-restore software application available for the Microsoft Windows and macOS operating systems that allows system administrators to protect the core operating system and configuration files on a workstation or server by restoring the computer to the saved configuration each time the computer is restarted.
Implement Deep Freeze on Your Computer
- Implement Deep Freeze on Your Computer
- Download the Deep Freeze software
- Extract the software after downloading it, then double-click or right-click on the installation file and select Run as administrator to run it with administrator privileges. The first interface will appear; click Next to proceed.
- Examine the line I accept the terms and then click Next.
- Enter the license key and click Next, if you haven’t found the key yet, check the Use Evaluation box to activate later.
- Choose the drives you want to freeze, which is usually drive C. (i.e. the operating system drive C: will be selected to freeze).
- Following that, you can create a virtual partition on your workstation to store programs, files, or permanent changes. You have the option of creating it or not. Remove the check mark from the Create ThawSpace line if you do not want to create. Then click Next to proceed.
- You can connect to Deep Freeze’s cloud storage service, which will come in handy if you forget your password.
- When the installation is finished, the computer will restart to apply the installation, and when the computer boots up, an icon resembling a white bear will appear. And this is the Deep Freeze symbol.
- Deep Freeze should be opened. To access Deep Freeze’s settings, press Alt + Ctrl + Shift + F6 or hold Shift and double-click the Deep Freeze icon.
- Setting Up Deep Freeze. Navigate to the Password tab and enter Password to secure your settings and prevent others from freezing as you like.
- Set the hard drive to “freeze.” To apply, open Deep Freeze and check the option Boot Thawed, then restart the computer. The Deep Freeze icon will have a red x after the computer boots up, and that’s it.