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Set Time Limits on Computer Usage in Vista

If you’re concerned about the amount of time your [insert account user type here] spends on the computer, you can restrict the time they get by setting up an allowed-usage schedule in Windows Vista. Learn how to set up time restrictions for an account by following this guide.

This guide is included as part of the Windows Guides Vista User Accounts and Parental Controls Series. Please visit the main page if you would like to learn why this guide may be useful.

Restricting Login Hours in Windows Vista

  1. Make sure you are logged in as the administrator of the computer
  2. Press the Start button and select Control Panel
  3. Under User Accounts and Family Safety, click Set up parental controls for any user

    Vista Parental Controls 4

  4. If prompted, (type your password and) select Continue
  5. Click the account you want to add parental controls to

    Vista Parental Controls 5

  6. Click on Time limits

    Set Account Usage Time Limits Windows Vista 1

  7. Block out the time you don’t want the account to be able to login

    Set Account Usage Time Limits Windows Vista 2

  8. Press OK

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