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 log on 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.


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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

2 thoughts on “How to disable Windows Parental Controls reminder”

  1. 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

  2. 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


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