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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How Can I Turn On Or Turn Off Parental Control In Windows Vista And 7

How Can I Turn On Or Turn Off Parental Control In Windows Vista And 7? If your kids are spending too much time on the computer or playing violent games such as Grand Thief Auto, perhaps it is time to make use of the parental control feature in Windows Vista and 7.

Parental Control In Windows 7

In Windows 7, click on the Windows Button (orb), and type ‘Parental Controls’ into the search box. A list will appear on the start menu, proceed to choose ‘Parental Controls’.

You’ll need administrative access to change the settings, you are able to:

  • Control when your kids can use the computer and the duration
  • Web filtering has been improved through Windows Live
  • Set limits on games based on the ratings
Parental Control In Windows Vista
  • Go to Control Panel in Vista by navigating to Start (Windows button) -> Control Panel.
  • Click on User Accounts and Family Safety.
  • Click on the tab that says Parental Controls.
  • The User Account Control warning will pop up – click on Continue at this prompt.
  • Select the particular User Account on which you want to enforce Parental Controls.
  • Now, you will be taken to a page where you can set the different parameters of the Parental Controls feature. First, to the left, you have select the options for Parental Controls: On, enforce current settings, and Activity Reporting: On, collect information about computer usage.
  • After this, go through the four options below – Windows Vista Web Filter, Time Limits, Games, Allow and block specific programs – and adjust the parameters as per your needs.
  • Once you are done, click on OK in the Parental Controls window.
As for parental controls in Windows XP, sorry folks, you’ll need a third party software. Previously we wrote a short article on filtering the internet with various free software.

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