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Restrictions/Non Restrictions 4 (XP HOME)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Castle_Rock, Nov 9, 2005.

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  1. Castle_Rock

    Castle_Rock Thread Starter

    May 15, 2005
    I have Windows XP Home edition on my computer at home - Is there a way I can restrict access to the right click on taskbar,disable acess to Control Panel,Disable installiations of programs, etc. etc. etc.

    If this is a program downloaded off the Internet, it needs to be FREE and without limitations, or disabled features.

    Then for the IE: Resrict IE access to inapproporiate sites etc. (Porn,violence) you get the idea...

    I know in XP Pro you can go to: Run,"gpedit.msc" but will not work in HOME. Thanks for any help you can give me.
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    If you are not averse to tweaking the registry yourself, you can probably find all the equivalent restrictions in Winguides registry tweaker:



    As for restricting specific sites or domains, you can do that directly using Internet Options > Security > Restricted Zones -- just add the domains or urls there. But this only works for specific sites and domains. Broad restrictions require filtering software -- which you have to buy unless you are on MSN or AOL or your ISP provides it.

    Some of your restrictions (such as installing programs) might be accomplished by creating separate user accounts for them and just giving them limited priveleges.

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