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Parental Controls - Set Game Restrictions

How to Set Game Restrictions in Windows 7 Parental Controls
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11 Jan 2010
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How to Set Game Restrictions in Windows 7 Parental Controls

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Using Parental Controls, you can control access to games, choose an age-rating level, choose the types of content you want to block, and decide whether you want to allow or block unrated or specific games for standard user accounts.
Note   Note
Parental Controls can be set to block most games. However, if your computer doesn't recognize a game, it won't be blocked by Parental Controls. If you discover an unblocked game, you can manually add the game to the list of blocked specific programs in Parental Controls instead.



Here's How:
1. Open the Control Panel (All Items view), and click on Parental Controls.

2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

3. In the left pane, click on the Game Rating Systems link. (see screenshot below)
Parental Controls - Set Game Restrictions-game_rating_systems_1.jpg
4. Select (dot) the games rating system that you want to use, and click on OK. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: This is applied to all standard user accounts that have Parental Controls turned on and with game restrictions set for them below.
Parental Controls - Set Game Restrictions-game_rating_systems.jpg
5. Select and click on the listed standard user account that you want to use Parental Controls to set game restrictions on. (see screenshot below)
Parental Controls - Set Game Restrictions-step3.jpg
6. Turn on Parental Controls for this standard user account if it is not already turned on for it.

7. Under Windows Settings, click on the Games link. (see screenshot below)
Parental Controls - Set Game Restrictions-step2.jpg
8. To Block All Games for the Selected Standard Account
A) Under Can (Standard account's user name) play games?, select (dot) No. (see screenshot below)
Parental Controls - Set Game Restrictions-game_controls_1.jpg
B) Go to step 12.
9. To Block Games by Age Rating for the Selected Standard Account
A) Under Can (Standard account's user name) play games?, select (dot) Yes. (see screenshot above)

B) Under Block (or allow) games by rating and content types, click on the Set game ratings link. (see screenshot above)

C) Under If a game has no rating, can Standard account play it?, select (dot) to allow or block games with no rating. (see screenshot below)
Parental Controls - Set Game Restrictions-game_controls_2.jpg
D) Under Which ratings are ok for* person's name* to play?, select (dot) a ratings level. (see screenshot above)

E) Continue on to step 10.
10. To Block Games by Content for the Selected Standard Account
A) Under Can (Standard account's user name) play games?, select (dot) Yes. (see screenshot below step 8A)

B) Under Block these types of content, select (check) all of the content types that you want to block. (see screenshot below 9C)

C) Go to step 12.
11. To Block or Allow Specific Games for the Selected Standard Account
A) Under Can (Standard account's user name) play games?, select (dot) Yes. (see screenshot below step 8A)

B) Under Block (or allow) any game on your computer by name, click on the Block or Allow specific games link. (see screenshot below step 8A)

C) In the alphabetical list of games on your computer, select (dot) to either use User Rating Setting, Always Allow, Always Block to control access for each game. (see screenshot below)
Parental Controls - Set Game Restrictions-game_controls_3.jpg
D) When done, click on OK. (see screenshot above)
12. Click on OK. (see screenshot below 9C)
13. Close the Parental Controls window. (see screenshot below step 7)
That's it,
Shawn



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