You have a child and do not want him to be able to install games from Microsoft Store or play online games on certain websites or run a specific program.
I. Prevent your child from installing games Microsoft Store.
This method only applies to Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education.
- Type gpedit in the search bar to find and start Group Policy Editor.
- In the console tree of the snap-in, click Computer Configuration, click Administrative Templates, click Windows Components, and then click Store.
- In the Setting pane, click Turn off the Store application, and then click Edit policy setting.
- On the Turn off the Store application setting page, click Enabled, and then click OK.
Note: Enabling Turn off the Store application policy turns off app updates from Microsoft Store.
II. Block all websites except some websites using one of the software below.
III. Block certain websites in your modem settings in order to prevent your child from playing online games on these websites.
If you are using FTP GPON Modem then you can
- Click on the Access tab on the top,
- Click on the Filter tab on the left,
- Select URL Filter as Filter Type Selection,
- Select 1 as URL Index,
- Enter URL (host) (e.g. bluestacks.com or roblox.com),
- Select Enabled as Individual active,
- Click on the Save button.
- Repeat the procedure for other hosts with other URL Indexes (i.e. 2, 3, 4, etc.).
IV. Block all Windows users from running certain programs.
- Type gpedit.msc in search box, then press Enter.
- Expand User Configuration > Administrative Templates, then select System.
- Double click the policy Don’t run specified Windows applications.
- Set the policy to Enabled, then select Show.
- Add the programs you would like to prevent the user from running to the List of disallowed applications. Use the name of the application launching file such as chrome.exe.
- Restart your computer.
You have a laptop.
You want to install Windows 11 on the laptop.
However you got an unexpected error saying that you should visit https://aka.ms/WindowsSysReq for detail.
You visited the page but you are unsure what actually happened.
- The first common reason is that you do not have TPM 2.0 hardware.
Open Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Device Security
– If you do not see a Security processor section on this screen your PC may have a TPM that is disabled.
– If you do see a Security processor section on this screen then click Security processor details, and verify that your TPM Specification sub-version is 2.0.
If it is less than 2.0, your device does not meet the Windows 11 requirements.
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is an international standard for a secure cryptoprocessor, a dedicated microcontroller designed to secure hardware through integrated cryptographic keys. The term can also refer to a chip conforming to the standard.
Trusted Platform Module provides
– A hardware random number generator,
– Facilities for the secure generation of cryptographic keys for limited uses.
Usually you can enable or disable TPM in the BIOS of your laptop.
If you have TPM 1.2, you can often update it to 2.0 by following the guide of your laptop providers. For example if you have a Dell laptop then you can check the guide here.
If you get “The TPM is Owned.” issue when updating TPM 1.2 to 2.0 then you can check a guide here. (Press F12 after your laptop is reboot.)
- The second common reason is that your laptop processor has not been supported by Windows 11.
Open Settings > System > (scroll down if needed) > About.
Search for processor name, e.g. i7-10610U.
You should find your processor name here if it is supported. For example the Xeon E3-1505M processor has not been supported.
- You can also download PC Health Check app to verify these 2 issues or identify other potential issues.
- If you plan to install a fresh Windows 11 from an USB then you can ignore the processor support requirement.