How to Protect Your Windows PC with Faronics Deep Freeze 8.55.020.5505 Standard
Faronics Deep Freeze is a computer restore software that preserves your PC configuration and eliminates troubleshooting with a single restart. It is designed to make your Windows PC indestructible by freezing it to a desired state and restoring it from any changes with a simple reboot.
In this article, we will show you how to install and use Faronics Deep Freeze 8.55.020.5505 Standard, which is the latest version of the software as of November 16, 2018. This version fixes some issues that occurred in previous versions, such as error (DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) on reboot and activation grace period expiry on already activated machines[^1^].
To install Faronics Deep Freeze 8.55.020.5505 Standard, you need to have a valid license key and an internet connection. You can download the installation file from the Faronics website[^2^] or use the link provided by your reseller.
Once you have downloaded the file, run it as an administrator and follow the instructions on the screen. You will be asked to enter your license key, choose a password, select a drive or partition to freeze, and optionally create a virtual partition to retain important data even if there is no separate physical partition available on the computer.
After the installation is complete, you will need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. Your computer will now be frozen and protected by Faronics Deep Freeze.
To use Faronics Deep Freeze 8.55.020.5505 Standard, you need to know how to switch between frozen and thawed modes. Frozen mode is the default mode where any changes made to your computer are reversed on reboot. Thawed mode is where you can make permanent changes to your computer by disabling Deep Freeze temporarily.
To switch between frozen and thawed modes, you need to use the Deep Freeze icon in the system tray or press CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F6 to open the Deep Freeze password dialog box. Enter your password and click OK to access the Deep Freeze configuration menu.
From there, you can choose to boot thawed or boot frozen for the next restart or for a specific number of restarts. You can also schedule thawed periods for automatic updates or maintenance tasks.
When you are in thawed mode, you can make any changes you want to your computer, such as installing new software, updating drivers, changing settings, etc. However, you should be careful not to make any harmful or unwanted changes that could compromise your security or performance.
When you are done with your changes, you should switch back to frozen mode as soon as possible to prevent configuration drifts and ensure complete protection. Any changes made in thawed mode will be saved permanently on reboot.
Faronics Deep Freeze 8.55.020.5505 Standard offers many benefits for Windows PC users, such as:
Eliminating troubleshooting with a single restart
Providing unrestricted access and avoiding restrictive computer lockdown
Reversing configuration drifts and malicious changes on reboot
Protecting against phishing and zero-day threats
Achieving license compliance by removing unauthorized software
Enhancing security with protection for the Master Boot Record from rootkit injections and other alterations
Increasing productivity by redirecting information being written to the hard drive to an allocation table, leaving the original data intact
Faronics Deep Freeze 8.55.020.5505 Standard is compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems and supports various types of devices, such as rugged and on-field computers, classroom and lab computers, hospital computers, point of sale computers, etc[^2^].
Faronics Deep Freeze 8.55.020.5505 Standard is a powerful and reliable computer restore software that makes your Windows PC indestructible by freezing it to a desired state and restoring it from any changes with a simple reboot.