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Set Your Kids Windows Accounts to be Limited

ComputerTime can run in an Administrator Windows account or a Limited (also called Standard) account.

However, it is recommended that a Windows “Limited” account be used for a number of reasons. From improving overall security on your computer, keeping viruses out, and helping ComputerTime to do it’s job better by eliminating the number of things that a kid with Administrator rights can mess with on your computer.

Read more on Microsoft’s site here:
How the right user account can help your computer security

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  • Ed May 13, 2018, 10:48 pm

    Dear Computer Time:

    Each of my two boys has their own PC which they do not share. I want to give them each a weekly computer usage time budget of 10hours. Please help me with some questions.

    > I would like the simplest solution you have?
    > I need to be able to adjust the time restrictions easily?
    > Which product do you recommend?
    > With your recommended product, do I administer the time restrictions by logging on to each computer or do I administrate from a 3rd computer?

    Thank you

    • Joe May 14, 2018, 9:19 am


      You should purchase “ComputerTime plus Family Pack Add-On and Internet Add-On”. Install the software onto each computer. If you wish to have limits set separately on each computer, select “Single Computer” during setup. If you wish instead to set the limit across all computers for each child, select a “Multiple Computers” and select which computer on your home network will hold the limits.

      You can purchase here:

  • J February 10, 2019, 11:30 am

    If this software runs as standard account, wouldn’t the kids can just kill this program and stop the restriction?

    Can you clarify?

    • Joe February 11, 2019, 10:19 am


      A Windows Standard account has less “power” than Administrator. There are safeguards built into ComputerTime in an attempt to prevent the child from getting around the limits. If the program is “killed”, it will automatically restart.

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