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Windows 7: restricting users access

22 Mar 2014   #1
miztrniceguy

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
restricting users access

I have win7 home premium on a laptop and a desktop for my kids. I have them set as standard users not administrators. I there some way to prevent them from installing programs or deleting any files? I want them to be able to play their games (mostly Minecraft) and browse. I have Mobicip installed and use it for parental controls. I keep both computers protected with MBAM Pro and MSE, but I want to prevent other problems which would require me to wipe and reinstall Windows. My son (8) is particularly resourceful and I already have to password protect the BIOS to keep him out.

Any suggestions?


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22 Mar 2014   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Hi -- I think this should answer your question. If not, check back.
What is a standard user account?
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22 Mar 2014   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

A standard account cannot install or uninstall applications, change system settings, or (by default) delete files that are outside their user profile. They can run most applications. Standard user accounts were specifically designed for that purpose. Unless you have some unusual requirements you don't need to do anything.
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22 Mar 2014   #4
miztrniceguy

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Odd. I verified that my son is set as standard user, but was able to install several programs.
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22 Mar 2014   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Have you got it setup where everyone has to log on with their own password? If not they are using your account quite possibly. Give them a password, that you know, and have them signon with it. That should stop any using of your account.
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22 Mar 2014   #6
miztrniceguy

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

he has his own, I have mine password protected.
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22 Mar 2014   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miztrniceguy View Post
he has his own, I have mine password protected.
I found this tutorial that should allow you to do exactly what you want.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups Let us know if it works.
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22 Mar 2014   #8
miztrniceguy

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I will check it, thanks
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15 Mar 2015   #9
miztrniceguy

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I tried Mobicip for a year. Just set him up on a new Win 8 mini Dell laptop with Microsoft Family Safety enabled and him as Child Account. So far this is working well.
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