[ubuntu-uk] Past Life Regression. How to cripple XP. Our dream come true.

Andrew Oakley andrew at aoakley.com
Mon Apr 7 09:12:39 BST 2008

Christopher Chatfield wrote:
> How do I permanantly disable networking in windows XP so that
> my savy teenage children will not be able to enable it.

Check that the game can run without being administrator. If the game can 
only run as administrator, then you're sunk. (Note the difference 
between "install only as administrator" - which is fine - and "run only 
as administrator" - which is not).

As administrator, install the game "for all users", then change the 
gateway and DNS entries under Start - Control Panel - Settings - Network 
- Local network - Properties - TCP/IP - Properties to point to localhost or a fictional IP address.

Do not tell the child the administrator password.

Create an unprivileged account for the child.

Check that the child's account cannot change the gateway or DNS.

Note that the child will still be able to access the local network (in 
the same building) using IP addresses, but no further.

Andrew Oakley

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