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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by cookee3, Apr 17, 2004.

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  1. cookee3

    cookee3 Thread Starter

    Apr 17, 2004
    How do I turn off content advisor...I do not know supervisor password
  2. Cowboy622


    Oct 4, 2001

    Print or follow these instructions exactly.
    1) Go to Start/Run type in Regedit. select OK, this will open the editor.
    2) Select Edit/Find, type in the word Ratings make sure that all 3 boxes under "look in" are checked.
    Now select Find Next. The search could a few seconds to a couple of minutes.
    3) Now you should see an open folder, in the left Window, named Ratings.
    In the right Window you should see the word KEY. Right Click on the word KEY and select Delete from the pop up
    menu there. Now exit the Registry Editor.
    NOTE: If the search for Ratings doesn't find the Ratings Value, then try to go to it's location manually navigate down to the following key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current\Version\Policies\Ratings and delete the "KEY" entry.
    4) Next, Open Windows Explorer and go to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM, locate the file RATINGS.POL and delete it. (This is a hidden file, so you may need to select the option to "Show all files" in order to see it)
    Reboot your system
    5) Now open Internet Explorer (don't log on) Go to View/Options/Security Tab (in IE4 this will be: View/Internet Options/Content) Click on the button that say's "Disable Ratings" (This button may say "Enable Ratings", Either
    way, click on it) Next enter a Password in the top box and re-enter it in the bottom box, click on OK.
    6) You will now get a message saying "Content Advisor has been turned on", select OK.
    Now select Disable Ratings, it will prompt you for the password that you just entered, enter the password and select Disable ratings. You will get another dialog box that say's "Content Advisor has been turned off."


    Back up your registry first!! There is no "undo" feature. Start > Run. Type in "Regedit". Navigate to the following key and delete it. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ratings Close and re-open explorer, it should be back to the default settings

    Try this:
    Click on START > RUN
    Type in “regedit” (without quotations)
    Click OK
    Click on the plus beside HKEY_Local_machine
    Click on the plus beside Software
    Click on the plus beside Microsoft
    Click on the plus beside Windows
    Click on the plus beside Current Version
    Click on the plus beside Policies
    Click on Ratings (to highlight it)
    Press DELETE
    Click YES
    Press F5
    Close the Registry Editor
    and if u want to re-enable it then go back into Internet options and activate it again (if u want it so).

    See: http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/60/

    Hope this helps you!


    Jun 11, 2002
    This looks a bit shifty to me.
    Parental lock-out?
    Why should anyone help in such a situation? Especially on your first post.

    Be aware that IF you do get around it...........they are going to be able to tell you did!
  4. ezymony


    Jan 27, 2001
    Ask your parents for the password.
  5. buck52

    buck52 Banned

    Mar 9, 2001

    While you have not said so specificly...it sure appears that you are trying to get around a password your parents or the admin of the computer has setup...

    sorry but no more help here

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