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Windows 7: block video playing on computer

15 Mar 2010   #1
tapuz

windows 8.1 pro
 
 
block video playing on computer

i would like to know, is there anyway to globally block all options on video playing on a computer, any player at all should not be able to play a video, only listen to music.

forgot to mention, my problem is to block other users from playing video files.

i would like to know for windows 7 as well as xp if possible.
thanks in advanced.


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15 Mar 2010   #2
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Hi.

Bit of a strange request?
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15 Mar 2010   #3
brady

 

No real way to disable that. There will always be a work around for a savvy user.
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15 Mar 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You could try to change the filetype associations for all video filetypes to e.g. Wordpad. But if someone changes it back, you are out of luck.
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15 Mar 2010   #5
tapuz

windows 8.1 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Hi.

Bit of a strange request?
i know, but i've got "many" requests to keep an eye on children, or even adults (they themselves want to keep away, but it's not so easy) that are addicted.
and computers in schools.

thanks all for the help.
the only real way to get around this, that i know, is to setup a new limited account in windows 7, and not allow any of the video programs. but it won't work in xp.
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15 Mar 2010   #6
HookerForEver

win 7
 
 

how about creating a second user account and blocking video programs in it? then you could simply password your main user account.
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15 Mar 2010   #7
tapuz

windows 8.1 pro
 
 

can that be done in xp? i understand that in windows 7 and vista it can be done.
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15 Mar 2010   #8
HookerForEver

win 7
 
 

simply uninstall the video programs and block the installing of any new programs with the exception of yourself.
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15 Mar 2010   #9
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Just taking up from where WHS left, after changing the video file associations to Wordpad or notepad, you can disable a user's ability to change file associations in the following way.

Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies registry subkey
If subkey doesn't exist, open the Edit menu and select New, Key to create it.
From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value.
Enter the name NoFileAssociate.
Set the value to 1 to disable the user's ability to change file associations. Click OK. Close the registry editor. Restart the computer.

This is an old trick, used to work on XP. Should be enough to put off but the most determined man.
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15 Mar 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HookerForEver View Post
simply uninstall the video programs and block the installing of any new programs with the exception of yourself.
This will not work. You cannot uninstall WMP or WMC, you can only disable it in " Windows features".
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