need to lock down a windows pc

have a pc that i need to setup to where the only thing is that a user can do is open a particular website.

no games, no other websites, no tools, etc...

i want when they log on that only the link to the website is on the desktop and that is the only thing that can be done on this pc.

would i be better with win 7 or win 8.1 trying to achieve this?  also could i simply from the admin restrict this user to only IE?

then how do i lock down no other sites can be browsed?  TIA
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
Windows 8.1 Pro has a featured called Assigned Access that lets you setup an account to use the PC in a "kiosk" mode where they are limited to one thing, such as a web browser. Here's more info:
Windows 8/10 kiosk mode.
Why waste ..

Does the single site require Internet explorer.

The manual setup dealing with restrictions ...

I.e. Only allow iexplore.exe to run.
IE SETTING parental control blocking all (*) except the site in question.
Note that you will run into issues if external resources are referenced, XML doc schema from ms, flash, images, scripts, etc.
coonastyAuthor Commented:
yeah site recommends only run on IE, and has flash videos that are watched on site.
Etienne ErasmusCommented:
have you considered a local group policy template?
a few years ago i setup a template for a call centre that allowed them only access to the intranet and one portal hosted abroad.
they had specific logon hours, could not access c drive , my documents nothing as it was not required.
not even the time they could change.

play around

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would i be better with win 7 or win 8.1 trying to achieve this?
To me, it'd be better to configure Ubuntu and Chrome in kiosk mode. No need to decide between versions of Windows. And If anyone ever manages to figure how to break out to access the terminal, how likely will they recognize anything?

I know the site "recommends" IE, but it been a few years since I've run into a site (other than a Microsoft Upgrade) that actually required IE.
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