How to Disable Windows Parental Controls Reminder

Q:  I enabled Parental Controls in all of the standard user accounts in my Windows Vista computer. Whenever I logon to Windows, I’m always getting a balloon popup in the Notification area which tells me to look at the Parental Control activity report. How do I disable this notification?


A:  You can disable the Windows Parental Controls notification or change the reminder frequency to Weekly, using these steps:

  • Click Start, Control Panel, click User Accounts
  • Click Family Safety, click Set up parental controls for any user
  • In the Tasks pane on the left, click Family Safety Options
  • Select Never to turn off Parental Controls notification (or)
  • Select Weekly to be reminded to read the activity reports once in a week.

See also:

How to clear the Parental Controls Activity Reports in Windows Vista

3 thoughts on “How to Disable Windows Parental Controls Reminder

  1. After I click and go to ‘User Accounts’, there is No ‘Family Safety’ link to click. I am running Windows 7 Pro with IE 8

  2. Sure it not be easyer to just lower the age rating of the game so its not thinking it has ADULT or Gory Content?
    This way you can keep the Parental setting and not have to worrie about little timmy and x-rated webbies

  3. I think, that build-in parent control in Win is far from perfection, so I’d recommend you to buy a separate programm with many features, for example, I use Time Boss.
    It is not visible (if you don’t wanna see it), it allows not only to block, but to reduce time of use for certain sites.
    It works with explorer only, but it’s cool.
    Try it! I bought mine here:

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