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Windows 7: Setting Time Limit on Administrator Account

06 Dec 2009   #1
timbad2021

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Setting Time Limit on Administrator Account

Ok, I am the administrator and I want to set a time limit on my account. I have been spending to much time working and I need it to kick me off at a certain time. The problem is that when I go in to add the time limit to my account it says it only works for standard users. I can't use a standard account because I am always changing settings and installing software and it would just be a pain to jump between accounts. Anyway is there a registry value or something that I can change to be allowed to set parental controls on an administrator account?

Thanks, Tim


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06 Dec 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Go into 'Power options' (control Panel) and set the monitor to shut off after so many minutes/hours ... this will be your cue to shut down your computer and walk away
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06 Dec 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

From his tone I wonder if he needs to be "locked out" as apposed to encouraged to take a break

George<g>
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06 Dec 2009   #4
timbad2021

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Jacee, I tried and the timer only starts when there is no activity.

zigzag, both.

I just wish they could have made this optional. I don't want to buy third-party software to get a feature that is already on my system.

Still need an answer - thanks
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06 Dec 2009   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if this works for you. It says it works with Vista but also works with Win 7.
Windows auto shutdown timer
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06 Dec 2009   #6
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Try going to Start > Run, and type cmd,. Now type shutdown /?

This will give you all the options, then you can setup a task in Task Scheduler.

Good luck with that, you can do the math
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06 Dec 2009   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I dunno reghakr .... I think using a third party 'time setter' might be easier to deal with, than making a giant mistake with a run command
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06 Dec 2009   #8
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Sure, I guess you're right, if it works OK.

No problem.
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06 Dec 2009   #9
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I'm testing it right now on my Vista machine to see how and if it works correctly.
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06 Dec 2009   #10
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

IT WORKS!

lol .... it gives a 20 second warning, counts down and then shuts down
I like it!
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