I have been helping install some programs on my mother in law's desktop Dell XP (No mother in law jokes, please :0)
She has a 16 yr old lad who is notorious for filling up her old computer with crap games. Please can I ask is there some sort of security program which will stop him being able to install any games but allow her to install any proghrams she needs, perhaps with a password of some sort? or would such a program stop the antivirus programs from updating?
Thank you in advance (Im determined to stop the little sod)
She should have a password protected full admin account and he should have a separate limited account see MS resources. However a 16 yr old may well be able to find ways around that and The Kestrel's method.
Thank you. Im afraid that the dual user account idea wont work as Im sure he will get on there when she is out of the room. However, please can I ask where a password comes in to play with Kestrel's link, as I cant see it?
I guess what Im after is something that asks for a password to install programs that only she will know? Am I asking too much with this idea?
Thank you so far..
buel - I have given the answer with a password protected full account. She has to keep the password safe and not make it an obvious one. He may find ways around it but I cannot think of any other method.
Hi, thank you. Yes I see what you mean but my point is that she is not going to log off her account and make him log in to his own, I just know that he will use hers. So what I was looking for was something that purely asks for a password to install programs, that way he can use her account but will not be able to install any programs.
Apologies if im not being clear (I very often dont)
She could change her account to limited which they can both use. Create a new admin account with a password, then when she wants to instal her progs log on with the admin account and instal for all users then log off.