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    win8 pro

    family safety onlne acct


    Hi, set up Family safety on one child's Win7 pc OK, as downloaded live essentials, associated it with my hotmail acct and get reports there. Now trying on another child's win8 pro PC. I only have local PC admin acct setup, but when trying to setup family safety on child's acct, it let's me yes, but when i click on the reports, etc it says I can manage on the family safety website. OK with that, except it won't let me got to the site unless i 'switch' my local admin acct to a email address account (it seems), which is what i don't really want to do. Why can't i just associate my PC with my email address without having to mess the PC login accts!?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello cjammit, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You should be able to also view the activity reports locally on the Windows 8 PC. See if the tutorial below may be able to help for now.

    Family Safety - View Activity Reports of Users in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    win8 pro


    hi, yes thanks, but like the other win7 pc i get them emailed to me, don't want to have to remember to login to win8 PC just to look at reports. This shouldn't be so difficult! I heard Win8 family safety was new and improved. If i have to login to PC to view reports, then i dare say not.
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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by cjammit View Post
    it says I can manage on the family safety website. OK with that, except it won't let me got to the site unless i 'switch' my local admin acct to a email address account (it seems), which is what i don't really want to do. Why can't i just associate my PC with my email address without having to mess the PC login accts!?
    You could set up another Admin-level account on the PC that was a Microsoft Account, in addition to the local account, and manage it via that? I think Microsoft are pushing all "connected" features to be done via Microsoft accounts.

    Incidentally I set this up on my own PC a while ago - both the Admin and the User are me, but I was curious to see how it works. However I have Kaspersky Internet Security on the PC, so the only website it ever "sees" is a Kaspersky address. I suspect the moral of the story is that Family Safety doesn't work well with 3rd party security products.
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