How to Set Time Limits in Windows 7 Parental Controls
Using Parental Controls, you can set time limits to control when standard user accounts are allowed to log on to the computer. Time limits prevent them from logging on during specified hours for every day of the week. If they're logged on when their allotted time ends, they'll be automatically logged off.
All works fine in my daughters PCs but close ;-)
Looks like the kids can change the time seting without any restriction ... so if I block the time from 10PM till 12PM they manage to modify the PC real time as it approaches towards 10PM. So my clever girls can keep playing with the PC although the "Time Limit" feature is set.
I have tried to block the time change feature in a standard account but this is not allowed in Windows 7 Home Premium version :-0
Right now this Time Limit Parental Control does not work at home. Anyone has an easy option?
You might change your administrator account password to be safe. By default in Windows 7, a Standard user cannot change the system time without having to enter the administrator's password first. Be sure that you also have the built-in Administrator account password protected as well in case they are using it.
It's based on the system clock's time. Whatever time it has, it what Parental Control goes by.
You have to be logged in as an administrator to be able to change the time normally, but resetting BIOS/CMOS and the time in it by yanking the battery for a bit may or may not affect the system clock in Windows 7 much.
i know about the admin privileges,but when we turn off the computer the next that we turn it on,the system time is correct,so if we yanking the battery,system wont have any power source for the time...is it right?
Wrong. The battery only affects the BIOS on the motherboard to keep accurate time and it's settings while the computer is turned off. If you yank the battery, Windows 7 will still keep the time, but may be off a bit after powering the computer back up until it checks in automatically every so often with internet time synchronization.
In other words, you're not going to bypass Parental Controls as a standard user.
Last edited by Brink; 05 Mar 2012 at 01:13 PM..