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addressing reset and recovery options

  1. #1


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    win 7 win 8.1

    addressing reset and recovery options


    My problem is as follows.
    i installed monitoring and filtering software on the computer.
    my kids just restarted the computer and choose refresh and it was gone.
    in win 7 i set a new restore point and deleted the previous ones solving that problem.
    i know that there is a way to not allow using the system refresh with group policy and regedit hacks but i would not like to have to go down that road.

    so the question is how can i control what the restore and refresh settings do?

    thx
    jo

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    Hi jogold and welcome to Eight Forums,
    Actually i dont think so there is a way to controll what refresh and restore option does cause they have simple function:
    _The refresh option removes all the 3rd Party software contents and reset all your windows settings but it doesnt remove your windows store apps, and you can roll back by a restore point from this.
    _While the restore option remove evrything and reset all windows settings ad put your windows to stock like when you bought it, and all the restore points will be removed.
    So i dont see any reason why do you want to controll these 2 settings.
    If you want to get that monitoring software back go to restore to an earlier point center and follow on screen instructions, or refer to this article:How to refresh, reset, or restore your PC - Windows Help
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    win 7 win 8.1


    the problem isnt getting the monitoring software back on but what goes on until i get it back on.
    it has become too easy for the kids to circumvent parental controls on a computer.
    does refreshing also wipe family settings on child accounts?
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by jogold View Post
    the problem isnt getting the monitoring software back on but what goes on until i get it back on.
    it has become too easy for the kids to circumvent parental controls on a computer.
    does refreshing also wipe family settings on child accounts?
    No refreshing doesnt remove personal files dont worry.
    r if your kids are missing with ur PC you can add a password so they wont mess with ur PC again.
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    win 7 win 8.1


    but it does remove non microsoft software. if they hit f8 when booting they dont need a password to get into the computer.
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    Am sorry but here we help Windows problems not family ones :P please dont get it badly you can punish them or figuire out something.
    Yes it removes non microsoft softwares, but you will get a report about the deleted programms and the link to download them again .
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  7. #7


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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Consider installing a BIOS password, either verify with the computer manufacturer or let us know the computer make and model.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 4
    win 7 win 8.1


    a bios password has two options,
    user - then the kids wont be able to turn on the computer when its off
    system - wont stop the f8 menu and the system reset
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