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Questions about Admin. account, access for children, parents, etc.


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#1 CrutchyT

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:24 AM

So my 10 year old nephew managed to enable some sort of password for logging into his account on his Vista premium 32 bit HP.

He's cooperative in letting his parents check his usage, they'd just assume his account not be password protected, and turned his comp over to me to correct this.

My questions are:

A. How do I know if this account he's is in is the administrator account.

B. If so, how do I get him out of it and give him a regular user account.

C. Is it possible to make this regular user account child protected irt adult content in a way his parents can control, but still allowing him a degree of admin privs. for enabling/downloading software since he is the primary user?

I've tried looking this up on my own, but the whole admin. account thing can be a bit confusing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 09:41 AM

Log into the account and remove the password from there.
Also, while you're in the account you can convert it to a standard user account.
Use Parental Controls to modify his permissions.

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 01:29 PM

I have the password, so that's not the problem, I was just trying to see if there was away to allow him enough access to download,delete and use programs on his own without also allowing him access to the content filters as well. There doesn't seem to be any way to do that. Thanks, though.




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