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Old 12-03-2011, 07:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default how does windows 7 classify a program as a game? and how to unclassify a program?

Basically here is the situation.
I have parental controls to prevent my son from playing games on the computer. There are a ton of games on the computer which it does block effectively. However there are also some programs that my son needs to use that are falsely classified as a game, and therefore blocked by the parental controls. How can I unclassify these programs so that they are not considered games by windows? Is there anyway to edit something in the program to unclassify it as a game?

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Are you using Window's own parental controls? I'm not sure, but you should be able to clarify which programs he can and can't use. Not just by clarification.
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Yes, so basically Windows 7 parental control automatically classifies certain programs as games. I have the option to not allow my son to play any games (which i do). But when I do this, some programs are falsely identified as games when they actually aren't(and my son needs to use them). So i want to see if theres a way to edit these programs or something in order to unclassify them as a game. The parental control gives no options to do this.

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I think I found something. In the Parental Controls, click on your son's account, click on the Games settings. Click on "Block or Allow specific games"

You should see a list, of all games on your computer, of which you can allow or block each.

See this link, it better explains it. Enable Parental Control Game Ratings — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides
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