Trina L Short (trinalin) wrote,
Trina L Short

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Clean Slate Update

Back in July, we got Clean Slate1 for install on our computers at school. And discovered that once the computers had Clean Slate on them, they wouldn't shut down properly. Grrrr...

Well, I played e-mail ping pong with one of the tech support people who first got one developer working on the problem and then two. And each time I tried something, there was no solution at hand. On Tuesday, I received another e-mail from the tech guy with something new to try. I didn't feel up to disappointment yesterday, so I didn't try it out. But today, I figured "what the hell?" and tried the latest update that he sent me.

And it worked! For the first time since I originally tested the product, Clean Slate shut down properly! Yes! Success!

Of course, the next hurdle for someone as lazy as I am2 is to find a way to update all of the computers with the new version of Clean Slate without me having to go from machine to machine to do so. I asked the tech and hopefully he'll have a suggestion. I even offered them a file of the registry changes in exchange3. (Regshot, BTW, is a great program for looking at your registry before and after you make changes in order to see exactly what bits changed.)4

1. Clean Slate is a program which will undo any changes a student or teacher makes to a computer - including installing software, toolbars, adware, malware, spyware, other crap.

2. I think I became a chemist because I'm lazy. Let's look at the evidence here - Chemists love symbols and abbreviations and so do lazy people cuz it takes less time to write! Proof, no? ;-)

3. Well, no, not in exchange. Just told them I had a file of the registry changes if they were interested in seeing it.

4. Can you tell I've been reading Jasper Fforde lately? I feel like I've been attacked by a footnoterphone.
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