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Windows 7: Custom security settings for users needed

12 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Custom security settings for users needed

Hi all

New user here. I'm pretty good with Windows and computers in general, but can't figure out this new problem. I started worked from home recently, and find myself easily distracted by going online (facebook, etc) or going through my personal files on my computer.

I download an app called Cold Turkey which works well for blocking websites and programs I shouldn't be using during work hours. This is great.

To block myself from my personal files, I installed another hard drive to save my work files on. Then I created a standard user (my work account) and blocked it from accessing my personal hard drive. (My C: drive is separate SSD). I then made another standard user for my personal desktop, and used the parental settings to not allow me to login to that account during work hours. I let my wife create a password for the admin user, which I am not allowed to know, and I only change settings with her letting me into the admin user.

In summary, as it stands:
work user: standard, no access to personal drive
personal user: standard, restricted to login during non-work hours only
admin user: full rights, only my wife knows the password

Now, the problems. I can't install new software under my work user or my personal user without my wife being home to insert the password. This is annoying and unnecessary and sometimes I need to install something for work and I have to wait until later when she's home.

Second, there is one program in my personal user desktop that is better if run as an Admin, but it won't let me unless she puts in the password every time I run it.

So, ideally, I could like my personal user to be restricted to login times, but allow me to install programs and run software as admin.

Is there some way to do this within Windows 7? Or is there a third-party software I can use to do this?

Thanks for any help!


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12 Feb 2015   #2
Layback Bear

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