lswlhs
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How do I switch off parental control?

I am trying to turn off the Parental Control on a Administrator Account -- how do I do this?
Vijay B
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Hi lswlhs,

1. Go to the Control Panel from the Windows Start menu.
2. Click User Accounts.
3. Click Parental Controls.
4. Click on your account photo.
5. Choose Parental control off
Additional information:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/parental-controls
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Set-up-Parental-Controls
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/parental-controls.aspx


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lswlhs wrote:
> I am trying to turn off the Parental Control on a Administrator Account -- how
> do I do this?


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Vijay B
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Hi lswlhs,

1. Go to the Control Panel from the Windows Start menu.
2. Click User Accounts.
3. Click Parental Controls.
4. Click on your account photo.
5. Choose Parental control off
Additional information:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/parental-controls
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Set-up-Parental-Controls
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/parental-controls.aspx


Hope this helps. Let us know the results.
Thanks & Regards,
Vijay B – Microsoft Support

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Sorry, but none of these worked on my Windows 7 system.  I am the admin on the computer and have my kids set up with their own accounts, I want to turn this feature off, disable it or something to stop getting the pop up.
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Because this thread was started by another person and because of the threads age, I suggest you follow the link below to start your own thread. 

 

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When I click on my account photo, it says, 'Parental Controls cannot be applied to your own account "Ashesh" because it is an administrator. Do you want to create a standard user account and apply parental controls to it?'. What to do? Please help me. I am fade up of pop up window all the time when I open my computer.
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When I click on my account photo, it says, 'Parental Controls cannot be applied to your own account "Ashesh" because it is an administrator. Do you want to create a standard user account and apply parental controls to it?'. What to do? Please help me. I am fade up of pop up window all the time when I open my computer.

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Ultimately I found that the problem was not being caused by Parental Controls, but Content Advisor. Once I had disabled that (through Tools, Internet Options then the Content tab) all was again well on my laptop. I wonder if there's a prompt whilst setting up Parental Controls which directs you to enable Content Advisor? Don't do it!
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This did not work.  Clicking on picture DID NOT offer choice for OFF.
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Two solutions (one I admit is not fully tested).

1. Create a "Dummy" user with Parental Controls set to off (instructions as explained in a previous post)

2. I'm hesitant to suggest registry fixes, but this will likely work where all else fails: Press and hold the Windows Key on your keyboard, and press the R key, this will give you the Run window.

Type Regedit in the box, this will launch Registry Editor

Navigate through the registry tree:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Parental Controls

Select the Parental Controls "folder" (KEY)

**to create a back up of these settings before you change anything**

Right Click and select Export, to create a quick restore file, call it ParentalControls and save it to your desktop in case you need to revert back to these settings later. double click the file on your desktop later to restore the old settings.

Now, back to the registry, select the Parental Controls folder AKA KEY

Right Click and select Delete. You will be asked if you want to delete this key and its subkeys, so bite the bullet and click Yes.

Windows will then tell you it couldn't delete the Parental Controls KEY, but it does delete all the subkeys that relate to your parental control settings - basically a clean slate.

Restart your computer.

You should be free from the nagging balloon telling you about Parental Controls and admin passwords.

(Disclaimer: following this advise requires registry changes to your computer, exercise caution; these steps were tested on a Windows 7 Professional edition installation.)

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