Jun 16 2007

How to set up Vista’s Parental Controls

important.pngHow to set up Vista‘s Parental Controls

In this 2 part series we’ll look at adding a new user for your child and setting up the account. In Part two we’ll get down to the nitty gritty and set up the Parental Controls.

You can use Parental Controls to help manage how your children use the computer. For example, you can set limits on your children’s access to the web, the hours that they can log on to the computer, and which games they can play and programs they can run.

When Parental Controls blocks access to a webpage or game, a notification is displayed that the webpage or program has been blocked. Your child can click a link in the notification to request permission for access to that webpage or program. You can allow access by entering your account information.

Before you get started, make sure that each child that you want to set up Parental Controls for has a standard user account because Parental Controls can only be applied to standard user accounts. If you already have a user account for each child proceed to step 3. In Part 2

To add a user account:

1. Click Start.

2. Control Panel.

3. Under User Accounts and Family Safety click Add or Remove user accounts.

4. Click continue in the UAC pop-up.

5. Click Create a new account.

6. Type in the name of the new user and select Standard user.

Now we will setup the new users account:

1. Click the name of the new user.

2. Click Create a password.

3. Choose a password your child can remember.

4. Type it in then retype in the next box to confirm it.

5. You can also type in a password hint if you want.

6. click Create password and you’re finished step two.

Come back Tomorrow and We’ll setup the Parental Controls.


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