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How Do I Child Prove My PC??

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    Windows 8.1

    How Do I Child Prove My PC??


    I have only one administrative account associated with my Windows 8 PC. I have this said account password protected yet my child can bypass the logon screen by merely reseting the PC. What kind of security is this?
    How can I go about setting it up so that a password is require regardless of whether the PC is reset or not?
    How are we suppose to go about keeping our children from unmonitored PC access if they can simply reset/shut down the computer and bypass it?
    Can someone please help as I have looked at multiple settings in the security section and have found nothing that will work.
    Thanks.
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    Hi there. My children are grown so I don't have this problem anymore. I'm trying to think how your child is resetting without an admin account?

    There's Control Panel > Family Safety or type "Family" when on Start Screen. Haven't had to use it, so not sure if that'll help you.
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    Windows 8.1


    I only have ONE account type established and that is a admin account. Should I create a standard account in addition to it. Would that help at all?
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    Yes for sure. They can have their own nonadmin accounts and I believe you can monitor them through Family Safety. Looks to be quite a feature.
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    Do you need help creating accounts?
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    Here is a tutorial on Family Safety:

    Family Safety - Setup and Use in Windows 8

    Create accounts:

    User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Depending on your motherboard you can password protect your PC from Booting. Hippsie's way is nicer as at least they can turn it on and play in an environment you create for them.

    Here is a random pic from the internet. BIOS passwords means nobody gets in unless you let them

    Click image for larger version
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    Another great idea AP.

    I ended up doing that with my kids once until they learned their lesson. Trouble is, it's been so long ago I forgot that one.
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    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Another great idea AP.

    I ended up doing that with my kids once until they learned their lesson. Trouble is, it's been so long ago I forgot that one.
    As long as you never forget the password
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    Yes, that would be an absolute B!
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