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Windows 7 Parental Controls Tutorial

How To Enable and Configure The Parental Controls In Windows 7

Windows 7 Parental Controls Tutorial


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If you need to control what programs your children have access to, or when and if they can access the computer during certain times and days of the week, then the built in Parental Controls in Windows 7 may help you accomplish your goal. This tutorial will walk you through the configuration of the controls step by step.


To enable and configure the parental controls in Windows 7, begin by:

  1. Clicking on “Start” or the Pearl in the lower left corner of your screen.
  2. Then click on “Control Panel”.





















  1. Next, click on “Parental controls for any user”.


























  1. Next, select the account that you want to limit access with Parental Controls.



















  1. Next, click on “Create a password for your account.






  1. Next, enable Parental Controls in the upper left corner of the screen.

























  1. Next, click on the "Time Limits" option to make adjustments to it.




















  1. Afterwards the user account should now be password protected. You may now exit out of the control panel and settings screens.





  1. Next, in the “Time Restrictions’ settings screen, highlight the days and times that you want to block access to the computer. And then afterwards click on “OK” down at the bottom of the screen.

























  1. Next, if you want to limit access to games, click the “Games” setting option.


























  1. In this area either allow of deny access to playing games. And if you want to limit access to only certain kinds of games, click on the “Set game ratings’ option. You can also allow or block specific games utilizing the last option.

























  1. In this area you can allow or block games with no ratings, choose which game ratings that you want to allow and you can also block games based on what types of content that they contain.































  1. Once you have carefully made your selections, click on “OK” down at the bottom of the screen.
















  1. Click okay down at the bottom of the next screen to confirm your setting changes.





















  1. Next, if you need to block access to specific applications or executable, click on the “Allow and block specific programs” option.














  1. In this area you can allow access to all programs or only allow access to specific programs in the list. If you don’t see the program that you need to limit access to, you will need to browse through the file system to locate it by clicking on the “Add program to this list” browse option.
  2. After you have made your selections, click on “OK” down at the bottom of the screen.





















  1. Back at the starting “Parental Controls” screen, confirm your configuration settings by viewing the status indicators highlighted below.
  2. Afterwards, exit the “Parental Controls” screen.














  1. That’s it, your Parental Controls should now be in place. Make sure that you have a password assigned to your administrator account. And also that the password is secure and not something that can easily be guessed.






















The information in this article is provided "as is". It should be used for educational purposes only. Smith Technical Resources makes no guarantees or claims that the information contained in this article will help you completely remove the above listed malicious program(s) from your computer.

If you feel uncomfortable performing any of the procedures that we've listed on this page, please contact a professional computer repair company in your area and have them complete the needed repairs on your computer. Smith Technical Resources takes no responsibility for any possible damage that could result from your use of the above instructions.

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