Quote: Originally Posted by JeffL
I am trying to create a hidden user account to be able to login to my young daughter's laptop without her knowing I have access. It has Windows 7 home. I have successfully created an admin user acct and hidden it using RegEdit but of course Windows 7 doesn't allow two inputs of control-alt-delete to bring up a login screen like XP did.
I saw some posts saying that I could login using safe mode but when I tried that it went to my daughter's login icon.
I also read somewhere that right clicking on a program and doing a "runas admin" would work but I can't get to the start bar without going through her login icon.
So, how can I create a way onto her (actually my) computer without having an icon on the desktop and tipping her off that I am monitoring her?
This post will not further the discussion into what you're looking for, but I have a question: Why do you need to monitor her with her unaware? I'm not trying to beat on you... I'm just curious. I have two daughters, 7 & 4, with the 7 y.o. really beginning to learn her way around the computer I got for her (them). She uses it to play games 95% of the time, with the remaining time spent on sites like Barbie.com or Nickjr.com, but it is known that although it is "their" computer, it ultimately is mine--and as long as they want to use it, their usage will be monitored. Go foul of my rules and usage priviledges will be revoked. It's that simple.
So, I'm not getting on you for monitoring, just why must she be unaware?
I think that's a fair question, and again, I'm not trying to beat you down or condemn.