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prevent all but admin accounts to create more accounts?

cbird2k

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I just bought my 15 year old son a laptop with Windows 8. I was able to set up my Admin account and his "standard" account, and put a time curfew and limits on his account, but when I logged in as him, I saw that he would be able to create another account which would pretty much defeat the whole time limit thing! Is there a way to prevent all but admin accounts to be able to create more accounts?? I'm pretty technically savvy but this new W8 is not as easy to navigate as the previous versions!! (I wouldn't mind a "classic view" either, if that exists!)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung
    CPU
    AMD E2-1800 Dual-Core 1.7GHz
    Memory
    4GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon HD 7340
    Browser
    IE & Firefox
    Antivirus
    McAfee

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mvp
Hello cbird, and welcome to Eight Forums.

By default, standard users are not able to create new accounts or do anything that effects anything other than just their user account.

The only way a standard account is able to create a new account is if that standard user entered the administrator's password when prompted by UAC when trying to do so through the Control Panel (icon view) -> User Accounts -> Manage Accounts.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master
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    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
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cbird2k

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thank you for the speedy reply! Somehow I got to a large white screen, something to do with settings, but I was logged in as him and it didn't ask me for the admin password. It did ask me (him) if I wanted to create another account with the Outlook email. Initially I had created that account for him on Windows 8, but then installed the parental control app Qustodio, which created another account for him with more restrictions. I didn't want two accounts for him showing up in the login page so I removed the initial outlook account. Is this why it was asking him if he wanted to create another account through Outlook/windows ? Is that account totally necessary?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung
    CPU
    AMD E2-1800 Dual-Core 1.7GHz
    Memory
    4GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon HD 7340
    Browser
    IE & Firefox
    Antivirus
    McAfee

rickyfk

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Member
anther way is deep freeze that way if he makes anther account after pc reboot it goes away but becarful with it
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware
    CPU
    i7-4930K 3.40GHz
    Motherboard
    Alienware
    Memory
    32
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 780 SLI x2
    Sound Card
    logitech G930
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer,Benq
    Screen Resolution
    1920,1080 benq 1600x900 acer
    Hard Drives
    128Gig Sansdisk SSD
    2 TB WD green
    PSU
    700 WATS
    Case
    Aurla Alx
    Cooling
    Watercooled
    Keyboard
    logitech g510s
    Mouse
    e-blue corba
    Internet Speed
    50MB down 25UP
    Browser
    firefox
    Antivirus
    nortons

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mvp
Sorry cbird. I missed your reply. :(

It sounds like it's just Outlook asking if he wants to create an email account in it instead of for Windows 8. If so, there's nothing to worry about since it would only be for the Outlook email client program.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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