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Windows 7: Creating a very limited user profile for my children


03 Dec 2009   #1

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Creating a very limited user profile for my children

Please forgive this likely very basic question, but I can't seem to find an easy answer.

I have young children who love to use the computer, and we just got a new eMachines with Windows 7. Is there a way to create a user profile for them that completely blocks access to all my files and most programs? Also, as I load new software to this machine, can I have it appear to only those logged into the administrator profile so that it doesn't even appear to the other users? (If I download iTunes, I don't need my 5-year-old to see that in his profile. Or my editing software, etc.)

In a perfect world, I can create a profile just for them that has only a few programs (Word, paint, draw, IE, etc.) and nothing more.

Is that possible through Windows 7? Or a third-party app (preferably freeware) that will allow this? Any links to tutorials or anything you can share?

Thanks for humoring me!
Jamaison
Indianapolis, IN

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03 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamaison View Post
Please forgive this likely very basic question, but I can't seem to find an easy answer.

I have young children who love to use the computer, and we just got a new eMachines with Windows 7. Is there a way to create a user profile for them that completely blocks access to all my files and most programs? Also, as I load new software to this machine, can I have it appear to only those logged into the administrator profile so that it doesn't even appear to the other users? (If I download iTunes, I don't need my 5-year-old to see that in his profile. Or my editing software, etc.)

In a perfect world, I can create a profile just for them that has only a few programs (Word, paint, draw, IE, etc.) and nothing more.

Is that possible through Windows 7? Or a third-party app (preferably freeware) that will allow this? Any links to tutorials or anything you can share?

Thanks for humoring me!
Jamaison
Indianapolis, IN
Hi jamaison & welcome

I think the Guest account has what you are looking for.

With Parental Control chucked on top of that......
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