I am looking for an unbreachable way to disable the games running on my PC. Even games which require quite a low amount of graphics say 256MB should not work. It is to put restriction on gaming on my PC. I have a graphics card of 1GB and 2GB RAM and a processor of 2.7GHz with Windows 7.

Can we prevent a process from running if it takes a certain amount of graphics memory greater than a value set by user? I mean can we put restriction on games on the basis of the amount of graphics memory they use. Also the method should be applicable to all games (ignoring the chess and other small games like that. Even if it gets blocked, then also no problem.

This is to prevent myself from playing games. But I need other software (non game) to run properly.

  • Wouldn't something like Photoshop be restricted then? – Bort Mar 20 '16 at 18:12
  • Why not block software installation on non-Administrator accounts? – Michael Frank Mar 20 '16 at 20:44
  • But that would mean no software can be installed without permission right??But i am looking for something specific like some way which would block games only. – Abhishek P G Mar 21 '16 at 0:46
  • @Bort thats a prob.Yup but since i hate photo editing that won't be a problem.I just need videos to run.Does videos require more graphics than what is required by photoshop? – Abhishek P G Mar 21 '16 at 1:04
  • Search for parental control software and their options – Jan Doggen Mar 21 '16 at 11:16

You can not have an "unbreachable" way to do this - once you have a physical access to a PC, its more-or-less game-over. The best you can do is frustrate access to certain games - be it based on graphics requirements, access to (for example) Steam servers or limiting what can be installed by non-admin users on the system - and requiring people to log in other then as admin.

  • So can we put password on any application which requires high graphics(What i mean is a single password for any such application (the password should not be such that it has to be set for each application.It must be common and automatically set up by computer when it detects any high graphics application when it begins to run)).Or is there a way to reduce the amount of graphics memory provided to certain minimum value so that just simple things only runs(like video). – Abhishek P G Mar 21 '16 at 0:57

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