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Microsoft updates i have a few computers what i have just built from bits i saved from other pc's in the past. 2 of them my 8 year old daughter uses,1 in her bed room for games movies, and internet (maths zone) etc, the other she uses is my lap top,for help with home work etc. The pc runs on XP home,and the lap top runs on Vista home.Because i want her safe from all internet threats and images i have updates on full auto with all saftey features switched on including microsoft family filter.because she's just turned 8,one min she's playing a game next shes watching a film, then ipod is swapping file,then back to a game.......to save me running up and down stairs all the time i goto gamecopyworld and find no cd keys (ALL my software is 100% out of the shops). now my pc wont play any game with a no cd key after a few days.so does any know how to remove that ONE update that tells it to do this.....phew that took some explaining... thankyou 1 pc on XP home......1 laptop on vista home.<<< save ya scroling back to top....ha ha thanks

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If it just started to do this due to some update, a simple System Restore to the day before this started.

Instead of dealing with such workarounds, it is probably better to use Parental Controls (Vista), the replacement for it http://download.live.com/familysafety (made for Windows 7, compatible with XP) or software like Cybersitter, netnanny etc.

Anyway hopefully a system restore will work, but the update will return (if you want to keep the system fully updated as you say)

  • Start
  • Programs
  • Accessories
  • System Tools
  • System Restore
This forum will have more and more family security articles soon

http://www.capitaltechmd.com/index.php?option=com_agora&task=viewforum&id=35&Itemid=19

in XP Home individual updates can be removed by going to Add/Remove Programs and clicking Show Updates (not recommended unless you are certain what updates do and how it will affect the system)

Hope this helps

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

  • Ron
    Ron Feb 03, 2009

    BTW

    family safetylive can monitor and coontrol your daughters access from any pc


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