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Can I disable Parental Controls?

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    Marisa Guest

    Can I disable Parental Controls?

    I have Windows Vista Ultimate.
    Every time I turn on my computer, a little pop up window tells me to set a
    password for Parental Controls.
    HOWEVER, I do not need Parental Controls - I am the only user of the
    computer and I have not activated the Guest Account or created any other user
    account.
    How can I stop this annoying pop up window from popping up EVERY time I turn
    on my computer? Disabling Parental Controls? How do I do it?

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    Re: Can I disable Parental Controls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marisa View Post
    I have Windows Vista Ultimate.
    Every time I turn on my computer, a little pop up window tells me to set a
    password for Parental Controls.
    HOWEVER, I do not need Parental Controls - I am the only user of the
    computer and I have not activated the Guest Account or created any other user
    account.
    How can I stop this annoying pop up window from popping up EVERY time I turn
    on my computer? Disabling Parental Controls? How do I do it?
    Hi Marisa,

    Check in Parental Controls to make sure it is turned off. If that does not help, you can disable the "Parental Controls" service. This tutorial will show you how to do both. (See: step 6 and Service at top)

    Parental Controls - Setup and Use

    Shawn

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    Laszlo Dobos Guest

    RE: Can I disable Parental Controls?

    Go Control panel, parental controls...click on your account photo and choose:
    Parental controls OFF
    activity reporting OFF
    i hope this will help.
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    "Marisa" wrote:

    > I have Windows Vista Ultimate.
    > Every time I turn on my computer, a little pop up window tells me to set a
    > password for Parental Controls.
    > HOWEVER, I do not need Parental Controls - I am the only user of the
    > computer and I have not activated the Guest Account or created any other user
    > account.
    > How can I stop this annoying pop up window from popping up EVERY time I turn
    > on my computer? Disabling Parental Controls? How do I do it?

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    Marisa Guest

    RE: Can I disable Parental Controls?

    This did NOT work, Dobos, because I have Vista: when I click the account, a
    pop-up windows asks if I want to give the account a password... No other
    options to turn Parental Controls off are available there. Thanks, anyway...

    "Laszlo Dobos" wrote:

    > Go Control panel, parental controls...click on your account photo and choose:
    > Parental controls OFF
    > activity reporting OFF
    > i hope this will help.
    > --
    > Laszlo Dobos
    > lacy.hu
    >
    >
    > "Marisa" wrote:
    >

    > > I have Windows Vista Ultimate.
    > > Every time I turn on my computer, a little pop up window tells me to set a
    > > password for Parental Controls.
    > > HOWEVER, I do not need Parental Controls - I am the only user of the
    > > computer and I have not activated the Guest Account or created any other user
    > > account.
    > > How can I stop this annoying pop up window from popping up EVERY time I turn
    > > on my computer? Disabling Parental Controls? How do I do it?

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    Marisa Guest

    Annoying pop-up windows

    I have Windows Vista Ultimate.
    Every time I turn on my computer, little pop up windows tell me to set a
    password as a way to activate Parental Controls.
    HOWEVER, I do not need Parental Controls - I am the only user of the
    computer and I have not activated the Guest Account or created any other user
    account.
    And I do not want to give a password to myself…
    How can I stop these annoying pop up windows from popping up EVERY time I
    turn on my computer?

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    Re: Can I disable Parental Controls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marisa View Post
    This did NOT work, Dobos, because I have Vista: when I click the account, a
    pop-up windows asks if I want to give the account a password... No other
    options to turn Parental Controls off are available there. Thanks, anyway...

    "Laszlo Dobos" wrote:
    > Go Control panel, parental controls...click on your account photo and choose:
    > Parental controls OFF
    > activity reporting OFF
    > i hope this will help.
    > --
    > Laszlo Dobos
    > lacy.hu
    >
    >
    > "Marisa" wrote:
    >
    Marisa,

    If you do not want to use Parental Controls, you can Stop and Disable the "Parental Controls" service to get rid of the pop-up.

    Services

    Shawn

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    guitardude Guest

    Re: Annoying pop-up windows

    Make sure that none of the Parental Controls are turned on. You may be able
    to completely remove the parental controls component through the add/remove
    windows components tool.
    guitardude
    "Marisa" <Marisa@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:F0ABA7A6-9F70-4FDC-B810-4D9E3831830D@xxxxxx

    >I have Windows Vista Ultimate.
    > Every time I turn on my computer, little pop up windows tell me to set a
    > password as a way to activate Parental Controls.
    > HOWEVER, I do not need Parental Controls - I am the only user of the
    > computer and I have not activated the Guest Account or created any other
    > user
    > account.
    > And I do not want to give a password to myself…
    > How can I stop these annoying pop up windows from popping up EVERY time I
    > turn on my computer?

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    Re: Annoying pop-up windows

    i think if you go into control panel and click on security center then on the left side
    click on change the way security center alerts me . then don't notify me and don't display the icon. that may stop it for you
    mike

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    Marisa Guest

    Re: Annoying pop-up windows

    No, it did not work... Many thanks to Guitardude and Scrooge, but I still
    would like some help...

    "scrooge" wrote:

    >
    > i think if you go into control panel and click on security center then
    > on the left side
    > click on change the way security center alerts me . then don't notify
    > me and don't display the icon. that may stop it for you
    > mike
    >
    >
    > --
    > scrooge
    >

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    MIC Guest

    Re: Annoying pop-up windows


    marisa, try turning User Account Control off, go to control panel, user
    accounts,turn user accounts on or off, choose off. general opinion is
    this does not compromise security on your computer, it just means vista
    wont nag you every time you run/install a program, which we all do at
    our own risk anyway. hope this works for you.


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