How to disable parental controls?

Vladislav Rogovsky
Vladislav Rogovsky
September 25, 2012
How to disable parental controls?

Parental Control is an exclusive feature that first appeared in Windows 7. With it, you can set certain restrictions on the use of programs, as well as control the time spent at the computer. Quite a useful add-on in skilled hands. Of course, situations arise different and sometimes such bans must be circumvented. That is why we will look at how to disable parental controls in Windows 7.

If you have an administrator account, you can simply disable parental controls:

  1. Log in as administrator.
  2. Go to the control panel and look for the item "Parental Control".
  3. Select an account whose actions are blocked by the parental control.
  4. Turn off parental controls with a switch.

If you do not have access to the administrator’s account, then you will have to resort to a variety of tricks to bypass the protection.

The first one is changing the time in the BIOS settings.Often, parental control restricts access to the system, focusing on time. In order to enter the BIOS settings, press the Del key (there may be another key — it depends on the motherboard) when starting the computer.

Our second trick is to try to bypass parental control using edits in the registry. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Start the registry editor by typing regedit in the "Run" line.
  2. Go to the root HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> System.
  3. Let's edit the values ​​of the following lines:
    • For ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin, set the value to 00000005.
    • At EnableLUA - 00000000.
    • Finally, we set the value 00000001 to PromptOnSecureDesktop.

To activate the changes - restart the computer.

The last way to disable parental controls is to edit the group policy settings. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Run the program Gpedit.msc (again with the help of "Run" or by typing the name of the program in the search for the "Start" menu).
  2. Go to the “Computer Configuration” item, then go to “Windows Configuration”, then go to “Security Settings”, find the item “Local Policies” and finally go to “Security Settings”.
  3. We find two fields that begin with the words "User Account Control."In the first field (which is responsible for elevating the rights for the administrator), we tick the box next to the “Raise without request” item.
  4. Next, you should pay attention to the following parameter, which determines the response to the elevation request for ordinary users.

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