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  1. hrudu's Avatar
    C'mon, and I really hate Windows 8/8.1 and now it turned out Windows 10 is a lot worse!
    It force users to open an Ms account for adult and the children in order to use the new parental control!
    And you need to submit your CC # to Microsoft and donate $0.5 to some charity.
    No I revered it back to Windows 8.1 and no MS accounts for children!!!

    And I really wish I cen reverse my computer back to W7!!!

    ~~~
    09-13-2015 01:32 PM
  2. tangledW's Avatar
    :'(
    09-13-2015 01:54 PM
  3. TheLumaniac's Avatar
    And you need to submit your CC # to Microsoft and donate $0.5 to some charity.
    Uhm...what?
    09-13-2015 02:11 PM
  4. Carlos002's Avatar
    What did you just download?
    You don't pay for Windows 10!
    09-13-2015 02:12 PM
  5. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    They're not going back to windows 7 ( in fact it'll reach complete end of life soon and support will end so it won't even be a secure option), so why bother? Just get a Mac and have fun. It's been real. Later.
    09-13-2015 02:20 PM
  6. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    @OP:

    Windows 10 Does Not Require a Microsoft Account. You have the option during the setup process.
    v535, Carlos002, jojoe42 and 4 others like this.
    09-13-2015 08:12 PM
  7. 920Walker's Avatar
    All kids know their way around parental controls.
    09-13-2015 08:53 PM
  8. Link Kadeshi's Avatar
    Seriously, who did you give your credit card info to, because MS never asked for one in any Win10 install I've done. At any point. Not even a child account. You should be weary, did you per-chance fall for an external scam?
    09-13-2015 10:11 PM
  9. Carlos002's Avatar
    This dude was totally scamed!
    First: Didn't you see all the Microsoft's Windows ads displaying: Free updgrade, zero, nada, I mean freee!

    Second: Are you sure you were not drunk! Why would you need to create a Child account!
    Third: Charity!!!???

    What!?
    Dude check that! In all cases every damage or issue is your fault! No Microsoft! Windows 10 rocks!
    All the people from Insider (Including me) know that!

    Don't post such a thing here!
    09-13-2015 10:19 PM
  10. hrudu's Avatar
    09-13-2015 10:26 PM
  11. CapoFantasma97's Avatar


    When did it start charging this?

    Note that it's a few months that my little brother has a parental block, and there's no charged fee until now. Or maybe it's Region related?
    Last edited by xandros9; 09-14-2015 at 09:51 AM.
    09-14-2015 12:32 AM
  12. Link Kadeshi's Avatar
    That supplied link shows it's not Microsoft, but a law forcing their hand. You should probably talk to a congressman (Good luck getting a politician to give a crap about anything but themselves) about this, rather than a company complying with a law.
    stevesu and RumoredNow like this.
    09-14-2015 12:39 AM
  13. dbelleman's Avatar
    So let me get this straight.... You got the latest version of Windows for free and you're going to complain about 50 cents?

    Dig some change out from under the sofa cushions and call it a day.
    09-14-2015 03:06 AM
  14. gpobernardo's Avatar
    The reference says it's the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act that's at work - so it's the Law, not Microsoft.

    At any rate, to answer your original question, the Microsoft website you posted has "Email Microsoft support" and "Chat with Microsoft support" links at the right side of the page - that's how you can tell them your sentiments directly.

    But isn't it ironic how users are stubbornly reluctant to spend $0.99 (or $0.50 for charitable purposes) for a single-time purchase and costs a lot less than one's monthly bill, but then are willing to spend hundreds (if not thousands) of times worth more cash on phones and PCs where those "extraneous" payments are encountered in the first place? Food for thought.
    09-14-2015 06:39 AM
  15. AndyCalling's Avatar
    It's more the principle. So, now adults get an MS account for free but children have to pay, or they will be required to use an adult account and risk porn pop-ups and violent content? Sounds ageist to me, and so of questionable legality (at least in the UK). MS should just have put the charge on all accounts or on none of them. They should not have targeted children specifically. Mistake.
    09-14-2015 07:31 AM
  16. hrudu's Avatar
    BTW, it is not about the 50Cents!
    Its about Ms is creating a condition forcing users to open an MS account! Got it? I know W10 looks pretty and its phreeeeeeeeeeee.

    Parental control works just fine in Windows 8.1 with local accounts!


    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...c-bd4500da782e


    ~~~
    09-14-2015 07:52 AM
  17. realwarder's Avatar
    BTW, it is not about the 50Cents!
    Its about Ms is creating a condition forcing users to open an MS account! Got it? I know W10 looks pretty and its phreeeeeeeeeeee.

    Parental control works just fine in Windows 8.1 with local accounts!


    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...c-bd4500da782e


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    Having a Microsoft account for your child makes the profile ROAM though - move from PC to PC.

    When they log 2 hours browsing on one and then 1 hour on another it adds up to a total of 3 hours. Perhaps a limit.

    You can manage Safety settings so any device they use protects them...

    At least Windows has Family Safety...
    09-14-2015 08:21 AM
  18. a5cent's Avatar
    09-14-2015 08:26 AM
  19. Kevin Hill2's Avatar
    WOW, Have you really thought about this? Your child signs into any Windows 10 computer anywhere and the safety's you put in apply, and if you do not want them to have use of e-mail you can block that use, but really why would you? If you have set up your controls they should not have access to anything bad. I set up mine for my grandkids and there was no charge. Seems like a smart way to control what your kids are doing on line no matter where they are.
    Kevin Rush, ajj3085 and stevesu like this.
    09-14-2015 08:58 AM
  20. Giddora's Avatar
    $0.50 to make a global account that has the same parental controls whatever device they use wherever they use it? Tell me ONE other such service anywhere that costs less...

    I TRUELY dare you and I will post a video of me eating something strange...
    Kevin Rush and stevesu like this.
    09-14-2015 10:44 AM
  21. realwarder's Avatar
    I think we know the answer to that question.
    Reflexx likes this.
    09-14-2015 10:45 AM
  22. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    BTW, it is not about the 50Cents!
    Its about Ms is creating a condition forcing users to open an MS account! Got it? I know W10 looks pretty and its phreeeeeeeeeeee.

    Parental control works just fine in Windows 8.1 with local accounts!


    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...c-bd4500da782e


    ~~~
    How else do you expect MS to identify you as you and your kids as your kids and their associated profiles and restrictions that come along with what you specified for them? How do you expect all those settings to follow them to whatever device they log into without applying some type of global (the MS account) policy?
    09-14-2015 01:36 PM
  23. AndyCalling's Avatar
    $0.50 to make a global account that has the same parental controls whatever device they use wherever they use it? Tell me ONE other such service anywhere that costs less...

    I TRUELY dare you and I will post a video of me eating something strange...
    I'll tell you one. Setting up an adult MS account, that's totally free, and also has the same content controls on whatever device you use it, wherever you use it. MS only charge children, I presume that's why it's set at pocket money rates. Relatively then, not cheap.

    So, what were you going to eat? Please don't say a McDonalds meal, we don't want you going too far. I challenge you to eat a battered saveloy and survive. :)~
    09-14-2015 01:59 PM
  24. rhapdog's Avatar
    For the purposes of this post, please understand that a "child account" is meant for a child under the age of 13 only. Age 13 and over are not required to have a child account.
    MS only charge children, I presume that's why it's set at pocket money rates.


    Dude, did you even read the link above from Microsoft's website that explains why? It's the LAW! They cannot allow you to set up a child account without charging you, because the law requires the charge for every child account. This is required of every company, not just Microsoft.

    Children, by law, are not allowed to set up an account. It has to be set up by an adult under the law. The charge is to prove that it is the adult setting up an account for a child and approving the child's account.

    If you want to set up an account for your child on a forum, or on Disney site, or whatever, guess what? The law will require the charge, period. If a company or web site is not charging, then they are breaking the law.

    See the link again: Why does Microsoft charge me when I create an account for my child? - Windows Help

    Just some further food for thought. If you allow an account to be set up for your child or BY your child, you are breaking your law by not properly giving the permission. It has to be set up as a child account under the law (COPPA).

    I once ran a site that allowed child accounts. Back then, we were required to obtain written permission and a signature from the parent. When the law changed to require the charge, we took the site off-line, because we didn't want to deal with it.
    09-14-2015 02:20 PM
  25. Rose640's Avatar
    Meh, that doesnt affect me. What are they, going to press charges against me while I'm in Eastern Europe? Doubt it.
    09-14-2015 02:39 PM
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