Setup Game Specific Controls in Windows 7

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Crystal, Eng, Anonymous

Welcome to VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to setup game specific parental controls on a Windows 7 computer.

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Steps

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    Open the Control Panel by clicking on the Start button, then clicking on "Control Panel".
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    Once the Control Panel window is open, click on "User Accounts and Family Safety".
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    Click on the Parental Controls subsection once.
    Once it's loaded, parental controls can be set for all of the accounts except for the Administrator account. For the sake of the tutorial, a user account named "kids" was created.
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    Click the user account to open the options for it.
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    Click on the radio button to the left of "On, enforce current settings".
    Three options will show up to create time limits, game limits and block specific programs.
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    Click "Games".
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    Once it's opened, the first question is "Can kids play games?" It is currently set to "Yes", so specific games can be allowed or blocked.
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    If it is set to "No", none of the games will be available for them.
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    Games can either be blocked by rating, blocked by content, or you can choose specific games.
    To block games by rating, click on "Set game ratings". The ratings are ESRB ratings.
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    Either allow games with no rating or block games with no rating.
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    Choose the rating.
    The lower down in the list, the more mature the content will be. In this example, "TEEN" is chosen, so everything before teen and including teen will be playable. "MATURE" and "ADULTS ONLY" won't be playable for them.
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    Aside from that, you can block games based on the type of content it has as well.
    Scroll all the way down and select anything you don't want your kids or any other people to see. Once everything is selected, click "OK".
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    Click "Block or Allow specific games" to block specific games that are installed on the computer.
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    Click the radio button under "Always Block" across from the game title to block it.
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    Click the radio button under "Always Allow" across from the game title to allow it.
    Look through the list and check them accordingly.
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    Once it's done, click "OK".
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    Click "OK" in this window.
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    When you're happy with all the parental controls settings, click "OK" in this window.
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    Close the Control Panel window.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to set up game specific parental controls on your Windows 7 computer.
    If you have any comments or questions, please leave them in the comment section below. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
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