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Windows 7: Windows Live Family Safety

04 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
Windows Live Family Safety

Hello again, all.

I wasn't quite sure where to put this, but I thought here would suffice.

My problem is that I have 2 computers with Windows Live Family Safety enabled, with them set to "Warn on Adult" mode. The problem is that this forces YouTube's "Safety Mode" to be stuck on, whether a user is logged into YouTube or not. Both computers affected only have administrator accounts, so I don't think lack of permission is a problem.

Any help on stopping Windows Live Family Safety forcing YouTube's safety mode to stay on (without disabling WLFS altogether - this is the only way I have managed to turn off Safety Mode), would be appreciated.


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05 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1

I had to disable the web filtering service in the end. It says "When the web filter is on, SafeSearch will be locked on in Bing, Google, Yahoo! and other popular search engines" on the website, and I don't think this option can be altered.
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09 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Man that sucks...
The only reason you would want to turn off safety mode on Youtube is to look at inappropriate content anyway, right?
I just had this problem today on Youtube myself (after the admin changed the password to turn off the password)

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11 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1

True, in theory, but YouTube are very strict on their content ratings. Things that are flagged as inappropriate by other users require an account that is registered to someone who is age 18 or over, which is fair enough. Safety mode, however, filters quite a lot of fairly innocent content. :/
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