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Windows 7: Preventing PC Usage Between Certain Hours: How ?

28 Sep 2013   #1
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Preventing PC Usage Between Certain Hours: How ?

Hello,

Is there something in W7, or might I need a separate program from somewhere, to prevent
usage of my desktop PC between certain hours ?

What's the best way, to do this, please ?

Thanks,
Bob


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28 Sep 2013   #2
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Use windows family safety.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...etting-kids-pc

Windows Essentials: Other Programs - Microsoft Windows

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...fety=windows-7

http://winsupersite.com/windows-7/wi...-family-safety


Those links will give you all the information you need. It's very simple to set up, I just gave you multiple links so you have a good amount of information on what you can and cannot do before proceeding.
When you start the windows live essentials installer, choose select which products you want installed. If you only want family safety only choose that one.
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28 Sep 2013   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Bob,

If you like, you could also set up the included Parental Controls in Windows to limit computer usage with time limits for standard user accounts.

Parental Controls - Set Time Limits

Hope this helps.
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28 Sep 2013   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Also you could consider locking it in a box. I would, however, make sure there were plenty of air holes for cooling.
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28 Sep 2013   #5
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

@brink. Say what? I thought that was only in vista. Man, there goes me thinking I know everything again

Just kidding

I thought vista had that built in, and windows live family safety is what you needed on seven to get the features back. But now I realize thats the web reporting and stuff. The time limits are built in.

Thanks brink
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28 Sep 2013   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
@brink. Say what? I thought that was only in vista. Man, there goes me thinking I know everything again

Just kidding

I thought vista had that built in, and windows live family safety is what you needed on seven to get the features back. But now I realize thats the web reporting and stuff. The time limits are built in.

Thanks brink
LOL, no problem.

In Windows 8, Parental Controls has been replaced by Family Safety though.

Family Safety - Setup and Use in Windows 8
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29 Sep 2013   #7
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Interesting. Thanks brink!
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