Windows 7/Windows 7


Hello Mike

I have a few questions that I hope you can help with.
I run win 7 Home Edition on a stand alone PC, connected to the Internet

I have a Win account set as Admin and 3 Standard accounts, one fr me and the others for family use.

I would like the ability to use perhaps VNC to run, so I can "see" what is going on my PC if needed from time to time, via my smartphone (Android). I used to uses this as part of my job years ago when I was in IT

The other question, can I disable the ability for my PC to boot into safe mode? Again a bit OTT but I do have a concern, that this could be used to get around passwords etc in Windows, so want to tie this down.

Many thanks


Hello Roger

First off, you are not going to want to use VNC.. not very good/secure, etc
Use Logmein ( and get yourself a free account. When you set it up on the computer, go in to the logmein settings and disable the icon on the system tray (which will mean people can't mess with it)

As for the account administration. Going in to safe mode will not allow a user to access the account administrative settings unless that user already has administrative privileges.

Just be sure the account you have as the administrator has a password and no other accounts have administrative level, that way they can not change the passwords.

I hope this helps,


Mike Dacre

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