How to Remove Restrictions on a Computer

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If you are a computer user you may occasionally run into a problem with areas and files restricted from access. This can be either a preset on the computer when the operating system was first installed, or someone could have created restrictions to restrict access at a later date. Whatever the reason, it is possible to remove the restrictions created, giving you total access to the computer.


Step 1

Click on the "Start" button and locate "My Computer." Right-click "My Computer" and select "Properties" from the pull-down menu. This opens up the "System Properties" menu.

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Step 2

Select the "Computer Name" tab, followed by clicking "Change."


Step 3

Click the "Workgroup" option and click "OK." This will open up access to the computer to all users.


Step 4

Select "Apply" in the "System Properties" window, followed by "OK." This makes the changes permanent and removes any restrictions created.




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