How to set Parent Controls in Microsoft Windows 7

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Today I would like to share a very beautiful feature of MS Windows 7/Higher that is Parental controls. #windowsTips. If as an administrator you want to set some time and programs restrictions on standard user accounts in Microsoft windows 7 or higher, you may use this valuable feature.

Official wording about how and why use parent controls in MS Windows from Microsoft.com is “You can use Parental Controls to help manage how your children use the computer. For example, you can set limits on the hours that your children can use the computer, the games they can play, and the programs they can run”.

How to create a Standard User Accounts in Microsoft windows 7

For implementation of parent control you must have or create a standard account.

how to set parent controls
  1. open control panel
  2. click Add or Remove new Users
  3. click create a new account
  4. type new account name in text-box
  5. select Standard Users radio button
  6. click on Create Account button

a new standard account is ready

How to set parental Controls

  1. Open Control Panel, and then, under User Accounts and Family Safety, clicking Set up parental controls for any user.

  2. Select a Standard user from the list

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  • Under Parental Controls, click On, enforce current settings.

  •   Now  you can adjust the one of the following individual settings

    • Time limits. in this you can restrict the time to log on to the computer. Children will not be able to log on in the specified hours. different logon hours for every day of the week can be set.

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  • Games. You can set and control access to games.

  • Allow or block specific programs. You can restrict programs as well

Author: Habibullah Qamar

Its me Habib Ullah Qamar working as a Lecturer (Computer Sciences) in Pakistan. I have an MS(M.Phil) degree in computer sciences with specialization in software engineering from Virtual University of Pakistan Lahore. I have an experience of more than 15 years in the filed of Computer Science as a teacher. Blog Writing is my passion. I have many blogs, This one is special made with the aim of providing 100% Free online coaching and training to the students of under-graduate and postgraduate classes. Most of the students enrolled in computer sciences, information technology, software engineering and related disciplines find it difficult to understand core concepts of programming and office automation. They find difficult in understanding and solving their assignments.