Stop kids from using IE8 InPrivate Browsing

January 7, 2010 at 01:09:59
Specs: Windows XP
Is it possible to turn off In Private browsing on Internet explorer 8? I have an Windows XP Home Computer and just like to keep an eye on what my kids are looking at. I've noticed one of them using it? Thanks

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January 7, 2010 at 04:17:45
I have checked all other replies on here and none of them work for me!

I have tried this

Click Start, Run. Type GPEDIT.MSC and hit ENTER
Go to:

User Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Internet Explorer / InPrivate

Turn off InPrivate Browsing: Enabled

When I go into Windows Components I do not have a Internet Explorer File?

I have tried this too

1) Right-click on your desktop and select "New"..."Text Document".
2) Name it to something like "IE8 IPSafeMode.reg"
Note the changed file extension from .txt to .reg
3) Save the change and if prompted tell Windows you know you changed the file extension to .reg
4) Right-click on the file you just made and select "Edit".
notepad should open
Copy the following text and paste it into that Notepad file:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Privacy]
(There should only be 4 lines so correct it in notepad to contain only 4 lines.... in this order......
Line 1 starts "windows registry......
Line 2 is open space
line 3 starts.." [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\.......
Line 4 starts "EnableInPrivateBrowsing"=dword:00000000
5) Save the file and then close it.
6) Double-click the will be prompted .. if you want to add those changes into the Registry. Select Yes.
7) Reopen IE8 ....... InPrivate mode should now be disabled.

But when I double click on the file it just opens and nothing happens

Please can someone help, I’ve spent days trying to find a solution

Thank you

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January 7, 2010 at 07:19:26
Read my Response Number 4 in THIS thread.

Guess what? I always felt that InPrivate Browsing feature was created by some kids working for M$ to give every kids in the world the option to hide from their parents everything they do on the internet.


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