Preventing PC Usage Between Certain Hours: How ?


  1. Posts : 542
    Windows 7 64bit
       #1

    Preventing PC Usage Between Certain Hours: How ?


    Hello,

    Is there something in W7, or might I need a separate program from somewhere, to prevent
    usage of my desktop PC between certain hours ?

    What's the best way, to do this, please ?

    Thanks,
    Bob
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  2. Posts : 4,566
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Use windows family safety.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...etting-kids-pc

    Windows Essentials: Other Programs - Microsoft Windows

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...fety=windows-7

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-7/wi...-family-safety


    Those links will give you all the information you need. It's very simple to set up, I just gave you multiple links so you have a good amount of information on what you can and cannot do before proceeding.
    When you start the windows live essentials installer, choose select which products you want installed. If you only want family safety only choose that one.
    Last edited by andrew129260; 28 Sep 2013 at 08:36.
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  3. Posts : 71,248
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    Hello Bob,

    If you like, you could also set up the included Parental Controls in Windows to limit computer usage with time limits for standard user accounts.

    Parental Controls - Set Time Limits

    Hope this helps. :)
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  4. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
       #4

    Also you could consider locking it in a box. I would, however, make sure there were plenty of air holes for cooling. :)
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  5. Posts : 4,566
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    @brink. Say what? I thought that was only in vista. Man, there goes me thinking I know everything again

    Just kidding

    I thought vista had that built in, and windows live family safety is what you needed on seven to get the features back. But now I realize thats the web reporting and stuff. The time limits are built in.

    Thanks brink :)
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  6. Posts : 71,248
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    andrew129260 said:
    @brink. Say what? I thought that was only in vista. Man, there goes me thinking I know everything again

    Just kidding

    I thought vista had that built in, and windows live family safety is what you needed on seven to get the features back. But now I realize thats the web reporting and stuff. The time limits are built in.

    Thanks brink :)
    LOL, no problem.

    In Windows 8, Parental Controls has been replaced by Family Safety though.

    Family Safety - Setup and Use in Windows 8
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  7. Posts : 4,566
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    Interesting. Thanks brink!
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