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Windows 7: How to password protect

21 Jan 2011   #1
chessie

Windows Vista x64
 
 
How to password protect

Hi, I hope this is in the right section.

I would like to be able to password protect my son from downloading stuff off the Internet or removing something from the computer. I want him to be required to enter a password. Is there any way of doing this? I am using Windows 7 x64 HP computer. Thanks.


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21 Jan 2011   #2
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Greetings and welcome to Seven Fourms. Try these:

This one may be exaclty what you're looking for User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings This will augment that one UAC - Require a Password for Administrator
And a couple of others:
Parental Controls - Allow or Block Specific Programs
Internet Explorer Content Advisor - Allow or Block Unrated Websites

Hopefully they'll help you. :)
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21 Jan 2011   #3
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Just noticed you're running Vista. Not sure if these tutorials will work in that OS or not.
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22 Jan 2011   #4
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WartHog View Post
Just noticed you're running Vista. Not sure if these tutorials will work in that OS or not.
OP states they're using Windows 7
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22 Jan 2011   #5
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't know where my head was. I saw in the request stating Seven, then noticed the reference to Vista under their Join Date. Kind of spaced that one out. Thanks for getting me back up to speed. :)
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22 Jan 2011   #6
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WartHog View Post
I don't know where my head was. I saw in the request stating Seven, then noticed the reference to Vista under their Join Date. Kind of spaced that one out. Thanks for getting me back up to speed. :)
Lol, no worries. I saw that Vista was in the system specs too
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22 Jan 2011   #7
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

We're good.
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22 Jan 2011   #8
chessie

Windows Vista x64
 
 

Yes, I'm running Vista.....the computer I'm talking about is Windows 7 though. It belongs to my husband. Sorry for the confusion. When he finishes up some work he is doing on it, we will try your suggestions.
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22 Jan 2011   #9
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chessie View Post
Yes, I'm running Vista.....the computer I'm talking about is Windows 7 though. It belongs to my husband. Sorry for the confusion. When he finishes up some work he is doing on it, we will try your suggestions.

Sounds good. Let us know how it works out for you :)
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22 Jan 2011   #10
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WartHog View Post
We're good.
Yes,this cuts both ways though! If you see my specs., it appears as if i am typing ,using a desktop! Far from the truth! I am typing on a Toshiba l300 satellite lappy, but with a volume-licensed Win.7 Ultimate 32 OS. I appreciate the @OP for boldly stating that it's Vista 64!

Regards,
DR.Sreedhav

PS: Even some of the better internet sec.suites (Kaspersky,for one),have excellent options to allow/disallow,children using the pc Via password, but also the duration of use!
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