Microsoft Family Safety for Windows 10: Features, How to set up and use

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  1. A Nwosu

    It is important to note that where Windows 8.1 blocked websites across all browsers, Windows 10 does not. We recently upgraded and will be downgrading the kids’ computer back to Windows 8.1 until this is resolved.

  2. BMG4ME

    Well that’s a good reason to not upgrade to Windows 10 then, since you can’t block Google Chrome in the list of apps (it lists Chrome and says “Cannot Block”). This basically means that filtering doesn’t work in Windows 10. Now I can see that my failed upgrade to Windows 10, that failed on the computer that the kids use, was a blessing. The display kept on blinking so I had to roll back to Windows 7. Had I stuck with Windows 10 I would have been left with a filter that doesn’t protect against unauthorized browsing.

  3. BMG4ME

    In other words you’re not going to upgrade to Windows 10. I don’t see any indication that they will make it work with other browsers. The only option is to upgrade to a decent filter, like Covenant Eyes. Yes you have to pay for it but at least it’s not browser dependent and it works with Windows 10. Clearly Microsoft doesn’t care about nor understand family safety, lackadaisically to say to block browsers other than IE and Edge, when Chrome can’t be blocked, and uninstalling Chrome is not an option since you can install Chrome without admin privileges.

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