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I have a fresh windows install loaded. I want to make a User Account for my son. Can anyone give me steps or point me to a link on how to restrict all his privileges.

Like no deleting , downloading, installing, uninstalling etc etc.....

Edit: Windows 7 x86
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You do that by going under Parental controls. Both of my computers are not co-operating so, eh.
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Originally Posted by noahhova View Post
I have a fresh windows install loaded. I want to make a User Account for my son. Can anyone give me steps or point me to a link on how to restrict all his privileges.

Like no deleting , downloading, installing, uninstalling etc etc.....

Edit: Windows 7 x86
What about activating the Guest account?

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-turn-off.html
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Use the built in Parental controls. They work very well.

I use the Parental Controls on my kids computer (a 5 and 8 year old, each with their own account) and can customize each account separately. I also added a "Kids" account to my wifes computer if they both want to play at the same time, which keeps them from "messing up" anything on my wifes system.

Also look at using Windows Live Family Safety 2011. I just now saw this and will look into it further myself.

Their are a few paid programs out their also. Once I used a trial one (can't remember the exact name of it, Freeze Frame, Time Freeze???) that allowed you to basically have the machine have a "fresh" install every time it booted up. You just set the user account up how you wanted it and saved it. No matter what the user changed, added, deleted etc, it would revert to the "original" on the next login. You could set it so that any saved pics or files (like word or excel documents) would be saved, but any OS changes would not stick.

Also, how old is the child? Any teenager can figure out how to DL and run a live linux CD and bypass any features you have in place.
Best fix for that is to change the boot options in the BIOS (boot from main HDD only and then password protect the BIOS).
They can get by this by resetting the BIOS. To prevent that, your looking at having to lock the case panel (which some cases do have a tab for that purpose). But that is a different issue which we won't get into.
Edited by blupupher - 5/20/11 at 5:45am
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
Use the built in Parental controls. They work very well.

I use the Parental Controls on my kids computer (a 5 and 8 year old, each with their own account) and can customize each account separately. I also added a "Kids" account to my wifes computer if they both want to play at the same time, which keeps them from "messing up" anything on my wifes system.

Also look at using Windows Live Family Safety 2011. I just now saw this and will look into it further myself.

Their are a few paid programs out their also. Once I used a trial one (can't remember the exact name of it, Freeze Frame, Time Freeze???) that allowed you to basically have the machine have a "fresh" install every time it booted up. You just set the user account up how you wanted it and saved it. No matter what the user changed, added, deleted etc, it would revert to the "original" on the next login. You could set it so that any saved pics or files (like word or excel documents) would be saved, but any OS changes would not stick.

Also, how old is the child? Any teenager can figure out how to DL and run a live linux CD and bypass any features you have in place.
Best fix for that is to change the boot options in the BIOS (boot from main HDD only and then password protect the BIOS).
They can get by this by resetting the BIOS. To prevent that, your looking at having to lock the case panel (which some cases do have a tab for that purpose). But that is a different issue which we won't get into.
I think you mean Deep Freeze: http://www.faronics.com/en/Products/...Education.aspx
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Yea, that was it.
I knew it had freeze in it's name.
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