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#1 Soxwatcher

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 06:54 AM

Hello all. I have what may or may not be an easy problem. I have a new computer with is runnning Vista Home Premium 64b. I have installed America's Army, an FPS game. I want to allow my Son, who has a standard account, to play but every time he tries he's informed that PC is blocking him.

I have the parental controls set to allow games in general and specifically to always allow America's Army. I've set the allowed rating to be up to and including mature. Still I cannot run the game except on my Admin account. Not even a prompt to enter my password is given, which really wouldn't help as I don't want to have to do that every time anyway.

All I want is for my son to be able to play on his own account without my help. What can I do?


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Posted 02 April 2009 - 01:40 PM

I don't use it myself, but we do have a tutorial about it:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-vista-parental-controls/
See if that helps at all
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#3 Soxwatcher

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 05:00 PM

Thank you. I read the game section of that tutorial and it seems that I did everything there. Still no games.


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Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:51 AM

Does the PC throw up user account control or is it one saying that parental controls are blocking him? Another alternative is switching him to an administrator account, but I don't know if you're comfortable with doing that.

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