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#641 -Wade-

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Posted December 02, 2013 - 01:24 PM

You might also look into "parental control softwares" that lets you blacklist certain file extensions. For example, if you add .mp3, .avi, .doc into the blacklist, everytime someone tried to open up an mp3 audio file, an avi video file, or a doc document file, it would prompt the user to enter in the parental control password.

 

I am unsure as to which software can accomplish this task for you, but as a programmer, I know that this is something that is definitely possible. I would be surprised if it was not already made. If it's not already made... well then there's money to be made by someone.


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 01:34 PM

You might also look into "parental control softwares" that lets you blacklist certain file extensions. For example, if you add .mp3, .avi, .doc into the blacklist, everytime someone tried to open up an mp3 audio file, an avi video file, or a doc document file, it would prompt the user to enter in the parental control password.

 

I am unsure as to which software can accomplish this task for you, but as a programmer, I know that this is something that is definitely possible. I would be surprised if it was not already made. If it's not already made... well then there's money to be made by someone.

 

I guess Windows has some built in parental control tools. It is not on the same level as this, but it appears that you can setup either a whitelist or blacklist of applications. For example, a whitelist of Skype, Firefox, and Microsoft Word would only the programs Skype, Firefox, and Microsoft Word to be opened. No Windows Media Player, no VLC, no games. In contrast, a blacklist of Sony Vegas and Photoshop would block the programs Sony Vegas and Photoshop from being opened, but everything else can be accessed.

 

http://www.dummies.c...in-windows.html

http://windows.micro...rental-controls


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 01:36 PM

parental control was exactly what popped into my head too, just odd being asked to block video and sound lol.



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Posted December 03, 2013 - 05:32 AM

I guess Windows has some built in parental control tools. It is not on the same level as this, but it appears that you can setup either a whitelist or blacklist of applications. For example, a whitelist of Skype, Firefox, and Microsoft Word would only the programs Skype, Firefox, and Microsoft Word to be opened. No Windows Media Player, no VLC, no games. In contrast, a blacklist of Sony Vegas and Photoshop would block the programs Sony Vegas and Photoshop from being opened, but everything else can be accessed.

 

http://www.dummies.c...in-windows.html

http://windows.micro...rental-controls

 

 

You can do it through local group policy. 



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Posted December 03, 2013 - 05:36 AM

Tried that this morning and....

 

I'm trying to prevent someone from always watching video & hearing music. 

 

I removed the sound/video driver this morning but I don't think it worked. 

Ok I get what you're trying to do.

The simplest way might be to block where these files are located.

Are they online? Are they on a USB stick? Are they on your Hard Drive? 

 

Also, do you only have one user account? Or can multiple people login to your computer with different usernames?



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Posted December 03, 2013 - 01:04 PM

I'm trying to prevent someone from watching-streaming videos/soap operas & hearing iheart radio at a work PC. 


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Posted December 04, 2013 - 09:50 AM

I'm trying to prevent someone from watching-streaming videos/soap operas & hearing iheart radio at a work PC. 

:homer:  soooooooo many options!

 

But need more info. 

Are your computers in a domain or workgroup? Do you have the administrator password for the computers? What version of windows are your PCs running on. If you have a server which is a domain controller, what version of windows is it running on?



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Posted December 04, 2013 - 01:05 PM

It's a small network with 7 PC's running windows 7. 


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Posted December 04, 2013 - 06:59 PM

It's a small network with 7 PC's running windows 7. 

Ok, Im guessing your not on a domain.

The easiest way to help you would be if you know what websites they're using to stream music and videos? Do you know which website they use? If so, tell me and I'll tell you how to easily block them on their computers.



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Posted December 06, 2013 - 12:05 PM

It's mainly iheart radio & sites like cbs to watch shows. 


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 12:49 PM


It's mainly iheart radio & sites like cbs to watch shows.


Are you in charge? Did you already tell them to stop?

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Posted December 06, 2013 - 02:55 PM

Mess with their hosts file or use OpenDNS to block out certain websites on the network.


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 05:00 PM

Getting a new lenovo laptop in a 5 days (ideapad y510p w/ windows 8.1). The video card is nvidia geforce gt755m and I'm a little confused on updating the driver for that.

 

Should i download the driver from lenovo's site or from nvidia's site. These are the 2 latest drivers from lenovo:

http://support.lenov...?DocID=DS039245

http://support.lenov...?DocID=DS038412

 

and this is nvidia's: http://www.nvidia.co...spx/70187/en-us

 

are they all the same thing? Or should I just download them all once i get my laptop?


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 05:09 PM

It looks like the second link from lenovo is the same as the nvidia link. I would download that driver from nvidia. This leaves the first lenovo link remaining, which appears to be different from the nvidia download (I don't know if the nvidia installer addresses that issue), so I'd also download that driver as well.

 

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Congrats on the new laptop


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 05:16 PM

It looks like the second link from lenovo is the same as the nvidia link. I would download that driver from nvidia. This leaves the first lenovo link remaining, which appears to be different from the nvidia download (I don't know if the nvidia installer addresses that issue), so I'd also download that driver as well.

 

64-bit

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Congrats on the new laptop

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Posted January 31, 2014 - 11:27 PM

Ahh

Turned my laptop on today
And it booted up like it was a first time boot up????

Wtf?everything Is gone!

It keeps restarting saying preparing CPU for first time use

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Posted February 04, 2014 - 09:54 PM

Ahh

Turned my laptop on today
And it booted up like it was a first time boot up????

Wtf?everything Is gone!

It keeps restarting saying preparing CPU for first time use

 

Does it reboot instantly after you log in? Or do you have some time before it reboots? There is always the option of downloading a live boot of any Linux distro. You burn the image to a disc, put it into your CD/DVD rom, boot up the computer, and instead of installing, you select live boot. Once you are in the graphical user interface, go to the file explorer (similar to Windows explorer) and you should see your Windows partition. Navigate to it. Are all of your personal files still there? If so, you may want to back them up to an external hard drive or upload them to the cloud (Mega, Dropbox, Skydrive, etc.).


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Posted February 04, 2014 - 10:16 PM

Computer had been giving me fits randomly getting BSOD and then randomly freezing with no error.

 

Swapped the ram to different slots and now it's running smoothly.

 

Glad I didn't decide to have someone look at it  :woot:


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