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Windows 7: Parental Control Help; make an account be logged on for only 2.5 hours

05 Jul 2010   #11
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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Windows 7 has parental controls built-in. Look at these instructions on Microsoft website.
That half solves the problem.

Within Windows you are only able to set the TIMES OF DAY when the user can use the computer (i.e. from 4 -8PM). There is no way to include AMOUNT OF TIME (i.e. between 8AM and 6PM, 2 Total Hours of Use).

That's where 3rd party software comes in, and I suggested the best one I could find
Restrict it between a 2 hour period and problem resolved. That way the child knows when he/she can use the computer. I did this for my daughter, set her to use the computer from 3-5 PM every day. She was able to get in there without a problem. It logged her out automatically at 5 PM. She complained that she wasn't able to save her game, I told her to watch the clock better.

Parent the child, don't let them parent you.
It's not what I was asking for, its what the OP was asking for. OP wants to be able to let his/her kids CHOOSE which 2.5 hours out of the day they use the computer, all I was saying is within Windows.. not possible.

This board isn't about how to raise kids, its about Windows.

Anyways.. I am 23 and don't have any kids, sooo I can't really say anything with regards to that anyways


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05 Jul 2010   #12
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirsch View Post
It's not what I was asking for, its what the OP was asking for. OP wants to be able to let his/her kids CHOOSE which 2.5 hours out of the day they use the computer, all I was saying is within Windows.. not possible.

This board isn't about how to raise kids, its about Windows.

Anyways.. I am 23 and don't have any kids, sooo I can't really say anything with regards to that anyways
The OP already stated that they wouldn't use your solution due to not wanting to pay for anything. The next best thing is to use what Microsoft already includes, just dictate 2 hours out of the day that they have to use the computer. If the child doesn't like it, they can do without.

Since you are 23 and don't have kids, take my advice about "raising kids" as something you can use towards the future.

True, this board is about Windows but haven't you seen the ads for Windows 7 yet? Taking the average person (such as the OP) and saying that Windows was their idea. Windows 7 has been made for the people by the people. So understanding people's needs is quite essential to supporting them.
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