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Bios restricting cpu frequency

Q: Bios restricting cpu frequency


i have recently upgrade my processor from a intel pentium d 950 to a intel core 2 duo e8400.

i have a ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard which the E8400 is compatible with and seems to restrict the frequency of the processor from 3.0ghz which it should be running to 2.0ghz, has anyone got any advice on this matter?

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A: Bios restricting cpu frequency

You might need a BIOS update. Have you checked with Asus?

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I was at Goodwill yesterday and I found an ECS K7SEM v1.0 motherboard for $6. Assuming that it works, I wouldn't mind getting an AMD cpu and some RAM to get this going as a multi-purpose additional computer for my apartment.

The original intent of this board was for AMD processor running at either 100Mhz or 133Mhz FSB. The manual for the motherboard says that the RAM speed cannot be less than the processor FSB. For example: according to the manual, if the CPU has a FSB of 133Mhz, then PC133 RAM must be used and PC100 RAM cannot be used. If a CPU has a FSB of 100Mhz, then either PC100 or PC133 RAM can be used, but not PC66.

This manual was printed in 2001. However, in 2002/2003, a new BIOS upgrade was created for this board to allow support for Athalon XP 2100 and 2200 processors.

I was looking at an AMD XP processor at newegg and realized that the FSB is 266Mhz, according to the specs. I always get confused about FSB ratings. Are you supposed to divide this number by 2 with AMD chips? Like if the FSB is 266Mhz, should I use PC133 RAM to be compliant with the statement in the manual about using RAM that matches or exceeds the CPU FSB?

Another question I had is related to the new BIOS update that supports the newer processors. Would I need to use an old processor in order to update the BIOS before I can use the XP processor? Or will I be able to update to the XP supporting BIOS with the XP processor already in the socket?

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A:CPU FSB frequency and RAM frequency agreement, and BIOS CPU support.

When an AthlonXP is advertised with a 266mhz FSB, it is actually running at 133mhz but its DDR nature makes it run as fast as a 266mhz FSB. Any 266mhz AthlonXP should work on that board provided it isn't above the 2200+ ( 1800mhz ).

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I have a a GeFORCE6100SM-M HT2000 motherboard, an AMD Sempron 3400+ processor, and two sticks of 1 GB DDR2 800 MHz ram. When I go into BIOS, it says that my "CPU Frequency" is 200 MHz. I was wondering if this is the same thing as my processor's clock speed. It allows me to increase this number, but only in very small increments between 200 and 300 MHz. Obviously, these numbers are far too low for my processor, so I was wondering if there is something that I need to do on my motherboard like putting those little plastic caps on the pins or perhaps changing a different option in BIOS. I did not see anything in my manual about the little plastic caps though. Thanks.

A:CPU Frequency in BIOS

That should be your BUS speed, not your clock speed.

Download CPU-Z and check your Bus Speed and your multiplier.

200MHz should be nowhere near your clock speed, and the only reason you should even change that number in BIOS would be in an attempt of overclock your CPU. I'm sure you do need jumpers etc. for doing that.

You can also check your clock speed by right clicking "My Computer" then clicking "Properties".

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My PC has been crashing for some time now and I have been chalking it up to Vista, until today it beeped at me and gave me a black screen saying I had to reset my memory frequency in bios. I compared it to what my RAM says, and the volts are correct, but my RAM says 7 - 7 - 7 @ 1.9v, when I checked the frequency, my bios is set at 8 - 8 - 8 - 28. I could change the 8s to 7s but I have no idea what to change the tRAS to(currently set at 28). Also, should command per clock still be set to 2T? I am using 2 sticks of 2 gig RAM if that makes a difference.

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Well, the title sums it up really...

I OC'ed my AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE to it's 16x multiplier, at a comfy 3.2 GHz, just to test things and familiarize myself with it's voltages. After I set the thing to 16x and rebooted, I checked windows to see if it actually showed 3200 MHz, but it didn't. I then ran CPU-Z and Core Temp, both of which showed exactly 3200 MHz and a 16x multiplier.

My question: Is this just a bug in windows and is my CPU actually 3,2 GHz, or is there something else going on?

The fact that CPU-Z shows higher, changing, voltages (BIOS Core Voltage is set to 'Auto') means to me that windows is doing it wrong. But I might be completely mistaking.

Also, on a sidenote, I wondered if the popular 'Can You Run It' webservice shows realtime CPU clock speed, or just the stock value. Because it's showing the stock value for me, but I thought it might just be getting that from where windows is getting it (the wrong location I hope that is).

Any assistance on the matter would be greatly appreciated.


A:Windows shows different CPU frequency than CPU-Z/BIOS

CPU-Z is more accurate then windows with these things, i would say if both it and the bios says you have then windows isn't reading it properly

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I need to change the multiplier in the voltage/frequency option in bios. But I can only change FSB, I dont know how to change multiplier. My board is MSI PT8 Neo LSR (Intel)Socket 478, (I really dont think it is necessary to mention all this). Reason I need to do this is that my Pc is heating up, I have to lower it.

A:Changing the multiplier in voltage/frequency option in Bios?

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Hi. After upgrading BIOS to 2.12 the CPU frequency is locked to the lowest possible (disregarding BIOS settings). Plugging in the battery makes it work again.For the sake of prolonging my battery life I ususally run without it when safely docked at home.Anyone else experiencing this? I assume it's a bug?

A:Bios upgrade to 2.12 on T460p locks cpu frequency to lowest when running without battery

It sounds like a bug might have been fixed.  I would expect it to slow down if you had just a battery (no A/C) or just A/C (no battery).  The charhing circuity won't "cook" the battery.  It will stop charging when it is fully charged.

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I have a list of terms like:

Phrase Frequency
Hello Mother 5
Hello Brother 2
Hello Jackal 1

Is there a way I can get the cumulative frequency of each word in the list?

From the above example, the answer would be:
Hello 8
Mother 5
Brother 2
Jackal 1

Any help would be most appreciated.



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i have a laptop that has 2gb of Ram in it but when windows loads if you right click my computer and properties it says it has 256MB but if you boot to the BIOS it see all 2gb of Ram there... i am wondering if it is a DLL file or some sort of malware that is restricting the ram down to 256 and making my latop run like crap...

any insite out there anyone seen this?


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I teach elementary computer. How do you restrict the user from being able to delete apps on desktop? or restrict their admin rights.

Thanks Fore

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Welcome to the forum.

Give the users only a limited account. Such an account cannot uninstall software or change system settings.
You cannot limit an admin account. All administrators have the exact same rights you do. Attempting to restrict an admin account is an exercise in futility. This is by design.

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My E Drive is restricted for a specific user , so that user cannot open the that drive ,

Note : E- dirve is FAT32

error: "Access is denied"

please try to solve this problem

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Not sure if this is the right place to post this.

Hello I am setting up a desktop for my grandmother so that my little brother and sister can use it play online games, watch youtube, and do homework.

We don't want them to be able to install programs, change settings, use unauthorized programs,etc.

What is the best way to accomplish these things. The solution can be simile or advance. I am pretty good with computers and other technologies...

For example we don't want them installing toolbar, or any game that requires you download and install something.


A:Restricting use of computer

What operating system are you using?

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I keep restricting a site through internet options but when my daughter types in the website www. site .com it just comes back as if it had not been restricted. Is there another way of doing this many thanks.

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What browser are you using and on what operating system ?

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We upgraded our phone service and our provider is asking for a VPN connection so he can access/service his equipment at our facility. This is easy for me to do.

What I need help with is how to permit him to see only his device. I don't want him poking around.

When he logs on he will be assigned a permanent local address. His device will need to have a permanent address I believe but that is not assigned yet. It is a small company but I don't want to walk around to the servers and desktops to fool around with their firewalls. I also don't want to slow down our network very much. I might also like to be able to see his device from my pc (just because).

I read the manual for the router and I think you can filter based on outside ip address but I think the tech travels and will not always be able to be vpn'ing from the same fixed address.

A sketch of my network is below. Thanks in advance for suggestions.

Netopia Router
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Phone Various other servers/desktops etc

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I have a question.

I have a web site that I need to down load onto my computer so that
I can read my e-mails from work. I keep getting the restricted message.

I just read that the problem is that the site I am tring to get has a message. This conection to the server is encrypted.

Is there anything I can do with my computer so that my computer will
let me use this website. It does say that I can trust the certifact of this website but
it is still restricted.


A:how to add a website that xp keeps restricting

Welcome to TSF....

More than likely the web site being restricted means that you will need special permissions to gain access to it, since hacking into it to gain the email will be instantly spotted by the IT department when the system being hacked will report the next time you go into work you stand a good chance of being terminated... I would start with your immediate supervisor in asking if you could have outside access to your company email servers and let him/her take the initiative in getting it for you.

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Hello Everyone,
I'm planning to wipe out a computer in a few days and I want to know the best way to restrict just one user from installing things. I will be running Windows XP Pro SP3. I know you can restrict things in MMC but I'm not really sure if it will do that for just one person seeing as group policy affects everyone. Or is there some software I can use. Do you think just setting the account to restricted will work? I have to do this because people keep installing unnecessary programs. I want only the administrator to have true administration abilities. Thanks much!

A:Restricting Users

Limited user accounts are prohibited from installing programs or changing system settings.

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How do I block certain web sites from being viewed by my kids

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Howdy Y'all I gotta use your Brain for a sec....

Is there any way to prevent unauthorized users from plugging in to my network/domain? (ie with laptops) and getting an IP?
I know that they will be very limited in movement even with them getting an IP but still I want to try and prevent it from happening period.

This is a large organization so assigning by MAC for each and every PC is not feasable and limiting the DHCP scope to the exact number of clients we currently have is not an option either.

This is a windows 2000 domain with 90% win2k Pro clients.


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On XP Home & Pro, can I have AOL 9.0 load for 1 user only? It seems to load AOLSP Scheduler, AOLdial, etc before user logon screen.

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Is this starting for every user on the system?

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Is there a way to restrict students from using certain software such as VLC or AVS (used for movie watching)? Can it be done without extra software? If not, what software is best?

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Is it possbile to restrict how much is printed on a home printer? My mom's boyfriend and my mom bought thisnew printer and I know its "theres," but he just prints like there is no tomorrow. Since he is a guitar player, he goes to these guitar website and prints off the chords and what not to play them. His printing habbits are so bad, I came home from school one day and I say a stack of paper that was bout 2 inch high with a guitar page on top, and I asked whats that and he and my mom said, "oh thats just some stuff about playing the guitar." I almost freaked out! I mean this is insane! Yesterday I went to print my essay for school and we are already out of frickin' ink, we've only had the printer for one (1) month!!!! This is ridcious!

Does anybody have any help?

I've even told my mom that she'll have to pay for the ink cause I'm not cause its "her" printer.

A:Restricting Printing

Ever try unplugging the printer and then plugging it back in when you need it?

This situation sounds pretty funny, but he might wear out the printer.

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Hello i am running server 2003 and i want to restrict it so users cant access the control panel. How would i do it?

A:Restricting Users

Group policies.

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we have 2 computers users which are misusing their pc, copying lots of video clips and watching video on their computers, want to know how can i block access in windows for restricting the dvdrw, and restrict pendrive on a specific user account, and restrict video playback on specific account on windows 7 pro..

A:restricting access in windows 7 pro

If this is for a company, then it is rarely a good thing to use computer lock down steps against users like you mentioned. They might decide to spend their time finding ways to mess with information that is important to the company.

They might see the lock down as a challenge and spend their time finding ways around the restrictions that you have put in place.

Allow Users To Run Only Specified Programs in Windows 7 - How-To Geek

You would have to tell us a lot more about what these users are supposed to be doing on the computer in order for us to formulate a lock down plan. And off the top of my head, I don't know how to prevent a user from using a USB port (pen drive) and yet allow other users to use that port.

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Is there a way to turn off access to the Control Panel by secondary user accounts ? My kids keep getting in there and changing things, I'd like to put a stop to this.


A:Restricting user access ?

Utilize your parental controls feature.

Control panel > user accounts > manage another accounts > Additional things you can do ...here you set up parental controls. Do not skip Family options options

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Okay, so I have about thirty people behind a router and while I can completely retsrict people via their IP address. I need a way to restrict certain people to certain sites. What can I do? I tried content adviser in internet explorer but it does'nt work for crap. Any ideas?

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Windows Server 2003. I want one shared folder on the server to be visible to only one group of users. When I created the foler, it seems to have come with settings that make it visible to all users and all users have read&execute privileges. The security tab does not see to permit removing these users so I can resttrict access to a single group.

What am I missing?

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I need to know if there is a way to disable the start menu from windows xp pro and also if i can remove the "file, edit, view, etc..." from my explorer windows. Thanks.

A:Restricting user access

you can use group policy to achieve all those things,
but the settings will affect all the users login-in on
that machine.

Unless you are on a domain where you can use
GPO's & OU's to refine the settings.

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Is there a way to turn off access to the Control Panel by secondary (Limited) user accounts ? My kids keep getting in there and changing things, I'd like to put a stop to this. I'm running Vista Home Premium 32 bit.


A:Restricting user access?

Windows Steady State has recently been updated to include Vista support. It's free from Microsoft here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/...ss/default.mspxYou'll access each account by clicking on it in the Steady State windows and then adjust that account's settings there.

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I do not know if this is the correct spot for this post or if what I am asking can be done. I have a laptop computer running Windows 8 that has two users and and admin account. The laptop is shared with my family and I am wanting to restrict what one of the users can do.

Below is a list of things I am wanting to restrict:

-Installing any programs without admin password
-User unable to empty recycle bin
-User unable to access incognito mode in google chrome
-User being able to delete history in google chrome
-User accessing incognito mode of IE
-User deleting internet history of IE by using control+h

Thank you in advance for any help and if anything else is needed just ask and I will reply as soon as I can.

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I have a home network with 3 computers , a nas drive and network media player. I want to add another pc to a network that will only have internet access and not share any other item (all my items are set to share right now). Also I want to limit internet bandwidth to this pc to about 25% of total bandwidth, How do I do this?

A:restricting network access

As long as you don't enbable File and Printer sharing and don't share anything on it, you shouldn't have any issues. It is off by default. If you want to limit bandwidth you will need a router that does QOS. What is the make and model of your router.

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Next weekend my Toshiba laptop, running Vista Home Premium SP1, is going to be used to access a wiki, at a public venue. I would like to create an account that can only run a web browser which can only access the wiki, and have the account not be able to access any files on the laptop, that are not owned by that user.

How do I do that?

Once the account is setup, how do I restrict the browser to only access the wiki site? I prefer to use Firefox 3, but can use IE 7, if it is easier to setup.


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I am trying to find a way to limit access to certain internet sites for individuals in my household. I have already assigned passwords to every individual in my household. However I do not know how to restrict certain sites for these individuals. How can I go about doing that?

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Dear all,

Presuming that I can block off access to the toolbars, etc, is there a way to only allow access to one particular website through Internet Explorer?

For example, I only want users to be able to see www.bbc.co.uk from my pc?

Can this be done?



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I recently went on a business trip to the USA with my laptop. Since my hotel had a free wireless Internet connection, I could watch tv episodes on ABC or NBC I had forgotten to record on my VCR back home in Canada before I left. It was fun because I could watch full episodes.

I get back home in Canada hoping I could watch other missed episodes on these channels only to find out ABC and NBC are discriminating by offering the service only to US citizens! What the hell!?!

I've tried using proxy websites and servers but still, it won't work even if the servers are in the USA. Obviously, they seemed to have thought about it.

Is there any other way to trick them?


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Hi peeps, let me explain. I have a laptop among my other computers and Ive recently had my son take it out of the house to him mums who decided to keep it for a month

Anyhoo, ive been looking through the admin settings on it and wonder if theres a way to lock it so it will only ever connect to my wireless network. nobody but me has access to the administrator account, they are all standard users.

Its a windows 7 laptop by samsung, model NP-r519

Thanks in advance

A:Restricting a laptop to one network

What version of Windows are you running? And do you want to exclude the network card?

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I have been using Ubuntu Linux since quite some time, and have found it quite good on permissions fronts.
I can create a folder and set group permissions very well.

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate x32 at my home, and that PC is used by 2 people.
It has some crucial and private data.
I would want to know a way I can restrict a user from accessing predefined drives only.

for example, I create another user for my room-mate and restrict him from accessing my E and F drive somehow, giving him restricted rights too.

Is it possible!?

I found a nice tutorial here , but that's to lock a folder, and haven't been tested by me.

Please let me know as soon as possible.

A:Restricting a user to particular drives

Drive Access - Restrict or Unrestrict - Vista Forums


Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

You're going to have to play with user policies and it could get a bit complicated.
Be very careful doing this or you could lock yourself out.

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How do i restrict accounts in Windows Xp Home? Eg stop a user from creating an account?

A:Restricting accounts? (Xp Home)

It's in here somewhere


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I have some PCs in my plant that need access to intranet sites, but not internet sites. I am using dns resolution, so the user can access the intranet apps by name instead of an ip address (ex: http://po for purchase orders instead of 192.168.x.x)

I have heard you can put a host header file on the local PC that can limit internet access based on how it is set-up. This sounds cheaper than buying some content filtering program. Any examples of guides on how this is done?

Also, any better ideas on how to do this restriction?


A:restricting internet access

Well there are ways to do it, that are easy but the knowledgeable person can probably get around it. If you don't set a Gateway address in the TCP/IP settings it won't know how to get out on the Internet.

I would bet your router can probably block these PC's from accessing the Internet as well.

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I have been asked to limit employee's access on computers (we have an array of Windows 7 and Windows 8), and my boss advised me to turn on the guest account so changes can't be made. However this isn't really effective, does anyone have any suggestions? I have tried parental control etc but we need restriction applied to accessing folders/the C drive/various webpages.
Thanks x

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My 3 kids do online schooling, the ploblem is they get distracted by playing games, watching YouTube, Skype'ing, etc.... I want to be able for them to access their school site only! When their schooling is done then they can "Play". Limiting usage by time does not work, because they hear you coming and minimize their distraction and maximize their schooling etc... Is there a way to do this with software or through the Modem/Router? I also want to do this per individual, if they are current in their school work and doing it daily or are ahead, then I won't need to block that persons access.

Note: Putting them back in public school is not an option (we don't agree with "The Common Core" that the 46 out 50 states have addopted.) and private schooling is to expensive.

I know there is way, I have spent several hours searching Google, Ask, and Yahoo, but getting the verbage just right to narrow your search still yields pages and pages to go through.

Thank you in advance for any help.


A:Internet site restricting.

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Im the admin on my PC. There is a limited user account. I want to set permissions for certain folders such that they cannot 'cut' or 'delete' the files. Please help me with the settings. I have tried rightclick>>Security but i dont know to proceed further. Any help greatly appriciated.

A:Restricting Limited User

Hello Ayson,

You can use the tutorial below to help you do this. After your select that user account, you can check the "Deny" option that you do not want that user account to be able to do with that folder.

Folder Permissions

Hope this helps,

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Here's what I have:

4 pc's hooked wireless to our main pc, all are networked together.
All use Xp pro

The modem is a Comtrend CT 301 ADSL
Router is a D-Link DL 52
The signal is encrypted
Each pc reach the net through the router.

I desire for staff to have full PC access except for the network, except for myself. I need access to the network from any computer.

Now that I have all the computers networked together do I have to set up an Admin client and password on each computer and then set up a separate client for the staff. Then go in and set permissions on that staff's client.


A:Restricting accesses to the network

Might have been better to click on the red triangle in the upper right of your other thread ( http://forums.techguy.org/networking/486207-solved-how-limit-access-network.html ) and asked a moderator to remove the 'Solved.' That would preserve the history of the help you've already had on this issue.

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at my school there is somthing like 2 or 300 computers on a server and they are nto big towers like anormal computer but a little box that looks like a modem and a flat screen monitor and the access on these computers are very well extreamly restricted like i this is a list of what is on the

recycle bin

bottom left of the screen
nothing but a clock well on some computers there isnt even a clock

start menu
microsoft office
internet explorer
my documents

ok thats about it whats on these computers even downloading is restricted and when you deleate stuff it dont go to the recycle bin and even right click is restricted but some teatchers accounts have full access to the computers eg control panel the lot now i was wondering is there any software out there that i could download to do exatly what i have put, restrict prity much everything but only on certain users.

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I'm interested in learning how to restrict access to specific programs not all programs such as firewall,taskmgr,run any program that would all changes on windows. I'd like to be able to password protect.. newbie to security a trojan recently changed permissions to taskmgr and msconfig etc. Now I have installed admin to only that user and made new limited user accounts and run in that however when I install new programs I do so as admin . any security articles or advice would be great.

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I am using XP and am trying to restrict access to the internet. I have to be able to access only two sites and no others. One site is used to update a database and the other is a site to get required forms for my bussiness. I have created a common User account with restricted access to the internet. But it seems that access to other internet sites are gained by opening the two I allow and entering the url in the address block. Is there a way to keep anyone from accessing any other site except the two I require?

A:Restricting Internet Access

Password protect your account.What OS are we talking about?

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Here's my issue...

I need to restrict Internet access on several computers in my network but I still need them to be able to see other network services. I used to do this with CyberSitter and it worked great for what I needed, but now I need to install a new program on many of these clients and the new program will not work on a computer that has a program like CyberSitter installed. (Probably a port issue, but even forwarding does not fix it)

The users are Power Users so I have removed all the browsers and they can't reinstall them without admin rights...Except for IE!!! There's so many different ways to get Windows to open IE that I need a different solution for Explorer. I'm using both 2000 and XP machines.

Does anyone know of a way to kill internet access (for IE), without killing network access, using either the hosts file or some other security protocol within Windows?

Any help would be great.


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I think there may be something in this Windows XP Newsgroup thread that can help you.

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