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Windows 7: Child Proof Windows 7


20 May 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My son is also 4 and I have his account set up so:

His start menu and desktop items are limited to those that he may use.
His explorer window will open to his library only with no navigation pane or details pane. (so he can only really explore within his own library).
He has read only access to shared librarys.

Also you can remove right click context menu items via the registry or 3rd party program (preffered).

To make it easier for him I had 1 click default action turned on instead of double click, i have just turned this off though as hes knowledgable enough.

I have seen Kidzui but havent tried it yet, his browser just points to his jumpstart.com homepage.

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20 May 2011   #12

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yeah, even the best admin mess up permissions and system lock downs.
There will be a whole lot of trial and error.

Yes there are apps that can help make it easier, but if something goes wrong, you won't know what caused it and will have to rely on the 3rd party app alone.

While that will make it easier, and you may not want to become a strict knowledgeable admin, knowing what changes you are making to the system will help a lot when something breaks.
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20 May 2011   #13

Windows 7 Profesional 64 Bit
 
 

RSAvenell That is how my laptop is set up for my son. He has a standard no password account (yeah I know) and KidZui runs immediately at login. That is one of the settings and requires a password to exit so that is all he can do. When he's done he just closses the laptop. You need to setup the parental account on the website (I think) to get to those parental options.
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20 May 2011   #14

Windows 7 Profesional 64 Bit
 
 

Thought about this at work today and thinking he can't have xp mode because he's only got home premium but I think he could still run the old virtual machine 2007. There's tons of 3rd party apps to dissable just about everything in xp and the best part would be enabling undo disk. I think I want to experiment with getting that to start at start up but it seems like there should really be a better solution.
Thank you everyone for your help. I have already trashed his windows 7 twice messing with group policies. LOL so I am aware of the risks there.

Would there be a licence issue if I used a xp mode vhd with virtual machine 2007 sp1 is that legal?
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20 May 2011   #15

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

You can install VirtualPC on Win7 Home Premium
However, you can not install XP Mode on that system. But if you have Winxp license, You can install it in a VPC.

I would recommend install Virtual PC, not VPC 2007 on a Windows 7 system.

But, alternatives are VMWare Player and VirtualBox.

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Would there be a licence issue if I used a xp mode vhd with virtual machine 2007 sp1 is that legal?
Technically no, it is not legal. However, there are ways to run XP Mode in Vbox and VMWare Player I do believe. But no, it is not legal unless you are running it on Pro, Enterprise or Ultimate.
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20 May 2011   #16

Windows 7 Profesional 64 Bit
 
 

Ok now I'm confused I thought Virtual PC could only be installed on Pro and ultimate. But after looking for an old xp disk I have decided that I will not do that with xp that is backward thinking and I am ashamed of myself for trying to find such an easy regressive approach. I will figure this out for windows 7. Either someone has a way to do this or I will make a way to do it!
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20 May 2011   #17

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Well,, again,, Group Policy is what you are looking for, you will just need to learn how to use it.
Microsoft is trying to get people away from hacking at the registry. They want you to use Group Policy
If anything, you should install VPC and create a Windows 7 VHD and test on that, then write down what works and implement.

I would try using a combination of Parental Controls and Group Policies and Access permissions.
That is the only effective way o get what you are looking for.

Again, yes, there are 3rd party apps that will probably work. But if something goes wrong, you won't know where to start looking for what is broken.

Learning what it is that you are changing will do you more good in the long run.
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20 May 2011   #18

Windows 7 Profesional 64 Bit
 
 

well that was exactly my thinking but If I don't give the vm internet I have 30 days to activate? I don't have an extra licence for windows 7 for the vm. But I deffinately want undo disk before I do this.
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21 May 2011   #19

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JeremyAlexander View Post
I have already trashed his windows 7 twice messing with group policies. LOL so I am aware of the risks there.
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Tried making a child group in policy settings and changing group policy settings.
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His pc is home premium 32 bit.
Are you sure his PC is Windows 7 HP? GPedit is only available in Pro and up.


Also, I was mistaken here (apologies):


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/164244-child-proof-windows-7-a.html#post1405904

Anyway, the problem with GPedit is that you can't selectively apply it (i.e., only to standard accounts)...
As I just discovered, GPedit policies can be applied to selective user groups, as can be seen here:

Local Group Policies - Apply to All Users Except Administrators

and

Group Policy - Apply to a Specific User or Group


James
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21 May 2011   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

1) some games need admin privledges 'a disney game' WHY
is there a way to always run as admin in windows 7 without prompting for password?

which one? Disney's Shift runs fine as a standard user, Perhaps you can install it to the public foldeer instead of program files? this will often resolve games requiring admin.
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