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Windows 7: Guest account restrictions?


06 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic Portuguese
 
 
Guest account restrictions?

I'm trying to setup the guest account on my parent's computer (win 7 home basic in Portuguese), so they can allow my nephew to use it without the kid making a mess out of the computer.

My dad is nearly legally blind, so he runs his resolution at minimum (600x480 or thereabouts). And my nephew keeps changing it to the maximum. Is there a way to change the settings so that guest accounts do not have the option to change screen resolutions?


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06 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Cyclinglemur, and welcome to Seven Forums.

After changing the screen resolution to what your parents like, you can disable the display settings using the tutorial below to prevent them from being changed again.

Display Settings - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic Portuguese
 
 

Thanks, but no luck.

The registry hack works for the current user only, so I cannot use it on the guest account since guest accounts cannot edit the registry. It disabled for the admin account, but not the guest when running it as admin. Is there a way to make it so it disables it for all users?

The local group policy editor isn't available in Home Basic.
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06 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if the guide for Vista will work on Basic 7 How to Change a User's Privileges on Vista | eHow.com
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06 Feb 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You might have to use Parental controls. Or this might help Tweaks, Hacks & Settings buried inside Windows 7 Group Policy Editor | The Windows Club
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06 Feb 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclinglemur View Post
Thanks, but no luck.

The registry hack works for the current user only, so I cannot use it on the guest account since guest accounts cannot edit the registry. It disabled for the admin account, but not the guest when running it as admin. Is there a way to make it so it disables it for all users?

The local group policy editor isn't available in Home Basic.
After using the "disable" REG file in an administrator account, it should be applied to all users on the computer after restarting the computer?

Did you restart the computer afterwards?

Hope this helps.
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