Parental control in Windows 10 is pretty strong, and to use them you have to configure Microsoft accounts for the whole family and generate specific child account for your children. You can still set a schedule for how long any non-administrative user can use a computer if you choose using regular local accounts. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to set time limits in Windows 10 for a regular account.

Set time limits in Windows 10 for a regular account

To set time limits in Windows 10 for a regular account, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button. Type Command Prompt in the search bar and right click on the Command Prompt option. Then choose the Run as administrator option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you will click the Run as administrator option, the following screen will appear.

Now type net user <username> /time:<day>,<time> in the Command Prompt. E.g. net user simon /time:Sa,8am-4pm. Press the Enter key and the following screen will appear.

The range of days can also be mentioned in the command e.g. net user simon /time:M-F,4pm-8pm. The following screen will appear.

There is another option to set the time limit. Multiple time ranges can be set on the same day. For example, net user simon /time:M-F,6am-8am;M-F,4pm-10pm. The following screen will appear.

You can also remove app limitations by defining all times. For that, you have to enter this command e.g. net user simon /time:all. As you enter this command, the following screen will appear.

To view, all the details of the user run this command.

net user simon

The following screen will appear.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to set time limits in Windows 10 for a regular account.

How to set time limits in Windows 10 for a regular account
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About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn

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