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

02 Jul 2010   #1
kidsrulemag

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

I need to know how to make an account have a set time limit. My son has been using the computer for long periods of time, and i wanted to know if I could somehow make it so that his account could be logged on for only 2.5 hours per day. I'm using Window 7 Ultimate. I want to know if you could do this by downloading additional controls. Please help. I need to know really bad.......


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02 Jul 2010   #2
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Times Up Kidz - Good reviews, unfortunately only has a 30 day trial.
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02 Jul 2010   #3
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Windows 7 has parental controls built-in. Look at these instructions on Microsoft website.
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02 Jul 2010   #4
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
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
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02 Jul 2010   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi kidsrulemag and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Have a look at my posts in this thread from Vista Forums: Time usage control - Vista Forums

This will limit the amount of time to whatever value you choose for each session, however it is possible to extend by restarting.

To set daily time limits, see this Tutorial: Parental Controls - Set Time Limits

I have just had a quick look at the program suggested by Kirsch, and although it is not free ($29.95 USD), it would appear to do exactly what you want.
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02 Jul 2010   #6
kidsrulemag

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirsch View Post
Times Up Kidz - Good reviews, unfortunately only has a 30 day trial.
loooks cool, but i need one that'll last longer than 30 days...... Thnx anyways
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02 Jul 2010   #7
kidsrulemag

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
Windows 7 has parental controls built-in. Look at these instructions on Microsoft website.
Nope, that won't be of any help ............ i want to be able to have the account on for only 2.5 hours, not have the time when you can't log on....... thnx anyways......
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02 Jul 2010   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirsch View Post
Times Up Kidz - Good reviews, unfortunately only has a 30 day trial.
This is a program that does what you want. It only costs $29.95. It sounds like a bargain to me.
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03 Jul 2010   #9
kidsrulemag

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirsch View Post
Times Up Kidz - Good reviews, unfortunately only has a 30 day trial.
This is a program that does what you want. It only costs $29.95. It sounds like a bargain to me.
Well, i don't wanna sound cheap , but i really don't wanna pay 30 bucks just to set a time limit for my children. Thnx anyways
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03 Jul 2010   #10
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirsch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
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.
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