Windows 10: How to disable an app?
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xxx2nl  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 00:48
Oct 19, 2015

How can I disable an app (Minecraft) for a Standard user account of a user who is logged in via an e-mail address (@outlook.com)? Is this already possible in Windows 10?

Hans


 

Shai Navé  Identity Verified
Israel
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Can't you just uninstall it? Oct 19, 2015

From the Store, or by right licking its tile?

 

Rodrigo Castillo H.
Chile
Local time: 18:48
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Account Settings Oct 19, 2015

You can set up family accounts in Settings. Here are the instructions for that http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/set-up-family?woldogcb=0#set-up-family=windows-10&set-up-family-safety=windows-10
After you add the account, you can turn on restrictions on apps, games, etc.
Good luck.


 

xxx2nl  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 00:48
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Still not solved Oct 19, 2015

Simply deleting the Minecraft app, won't do it: it should be available in other accounts on the laptop.

In Windows 8.1 I could simply instruct Windows to disable a certain program.

Now Family Safety has been revised. It tells me that in order to block an app, I have to select it in Recent Apps at that page (it's in a browser). But the Java version of Minecraft isn't listed there at all (which isn't strange: how should this Family Safety app know, that Minecraft for Java has been executed locally). Can only apps from the Windows store be disabled like this?

Another approach: run gpedit.msc and disable Minecraft (if possible). However, I cannot start gpedit on my Windows computer. I find:

Group policies are not supported in the Home version.

So I'm stuck here.

(Disabling apps is very simple in Parental Control in OS X.)

This all has little to do with translating, so I'd like to ask my question in a good Windows 10 forum. Could somebody please advise one?

Cheers,

Hans


 

Shai Navé  Identity Verified
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Try these Oct 19, 2015

I have no experience myself with the Family Safety system in Windows 10, although I heard that MS screwed it up compared to previous versions.

I had a quick look, and it seems you should be able to disable programs. However, I don't have MineCraft installed so I can't test this specifically with MineCraft.

The Group Policy management console doesn't exist on the Home version (but you can still edit the registry if you know which keys to create/modify, which you obviously don't in this case).

I suggest to give this another try and experiment a little, maybe read some MS documentation (or other) on the subject to try and understand their sometimes cumbersome logic, but if you want to ask in a Windows specific forums, I can suggest:
Ten Forums and Windows Community, but there are more, such as SuperUser.

[Edited at 2015-10-19 18:50 GMT]


 


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