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By lnn5432 ·
I have a problem with my parents keeping track of what I am doing on the computer. I tend to play game till 2:00am and they are using the Windows Histroy agiants me. I have the office Windows XP so i was woundering if there is a way to delete the history forom my parents administrative conrol. I have Administrative control also so if there is a way please send me a e-mail how to delete it.
E-mail: Salutations2003@yahoo.com

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by BorgInva In reply to Windows XP

Well, if you are playing game and not doing anything against the Lord, and doing your homework ontime, I see nothing wrong with playing games. They always get addicting.
Not exactly sure what you mean by Windows History, but you can clean out the Internet Cache (not a bad idea to do once a week anyway in my book) and you can clean you the Events Viewer.
I also have a program from download.com, I think, that cleans out all your recently FIND, RUN, ZIP, and other programs' histories. If you want it, send me a note on cpu13@aol.com.
To clean out the Internet Explorer history: START>CONTROL PANEL>INTERNET SETTINGS/PROPERTIES/OPTIONS (whatever it may say) and click CLEAR HISTORY, then delete COOKIES and DELETE FILES (and offline files).
ForNetscape, go into its settings or prefences and look for the cache options and delete them.
If all this works, great. And... be good!

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by TheChas In reply to Windows XP

Well, I know that this is tough, but you need to do what is necessary to gain and maintain your parents trust in you.

If you are a student, you have no business staying up till 2AM on a regular basis. (unless school doesn't start until noon)

If your parents do not trust you to use the computer responsibly, how can you expect them to trust you for more important issues. (like dating and parties)

If they feel the need to check up on your PC habits, what is likely to happen if they find out you have found a way to bypass what they are doing to check up on you?

There are so many files that you would need to clean out to eliminate the evidence of when any program was last ran, that the task is nearly overwhelming anyway.

The onlypractical way to make it look like you were not up late, is to change the clock setting.

Of course, there will be a tag for when you reset the clock, and should you EVER forget to change the clock back, the jig would be up.

As I started out this answer, the "best" way to deal with this, is to respect your parents rules, and be patient.
Once you prove to them that they can trust you, it will be a LOT easier to get your privileges extended.

Been there on both sides.

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to Windows XP

A side comment,

There is a BIG difference between having Administrative rights, and being the Administrator.

With Administrative rights, you can change settings for your profile, but not for your parents log-on, or for the main Administrator.
As far as checking on what you've been doing on the PC, all they need to do, is search the drive on the file last accessed date for a day or 2.
They will get a list of what programs were running and when, along with any files that were saved.

Oh, my 18 year old son is in general agreement with me on gaining your parents trust.

Chas

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by ChrisRLG In reply to Windows XP

I agree with answer 2 - re answer 1 if you clear all cookies you will lose all setting and password info for regularly used sites, Use with care.

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by Netuser In reply to Windows XP

Technically, there is a lot of ways of deleting or hiding your activities, but there are also lots of ways of tracking it. Well, If your parents are computer savy as you are and they have access to your pc, it's impossible to do it. Also, there willbe a time you forget to cleanup your history files or whatever, then you'll be in trouble. I think the best way is just don't go beyond the limits.

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by lmayeda In reply to Windows XP

If you paid for the computer, your grades are good and you help with the rent ... I say your parents should stay out of your computer.

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