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Activating screensavers

Q: Activating screensavers

I have downloaded some screen savers but cannot find out how to activate them in Vista home version. Is there an easy way to achieve this?

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A: Activating screensavers

Hi and welcome to TSF!
There are possibly millions of screensavers you can get on the Internet. Some of them are free and others you have to pay for. There are even some that are called "shareware' in that you can only use them for a short period of time and then you will have to delete it from your computer.

Make sure the new screensaver is in the Windows folder so that it will appear on the screensaver selection list.

Right click any blank space on your desktop.

?Select "properties"
?Go to the screensavers tab, you should see a drop-down list'
?Select the screensaver you downloaded.
?Click apply
?Ok

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Recently I downloaded a screensaver from "my picture" file. It did not come in very well with very low pixel resolution. I tried to get rid of it and can not. I even tried to install another screensaver from a free screensaver site and now i have 2 screensavers. If I let my mouse sit for more than a minute, the screensaver appears, it takes about 30 seconds to get rid of it and then the next screensaver appears and that takes about 15 secs to get rid of, then i get back to my click in page, and finally can get back to what i am doing. This is very annoying. How can I get rid of both these screensavers? Thanks

A:Screensavers

What is the name of the site and which screen saver did you download.

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I'm getting bored of the default screensavers for Win8,
can anybody recommend a website where you can download screensavers,
I had a look yesterday but most of them are either low quality or don't fit my monitor.
Thanks.

A:Screensavers?

This is one of my faves... http://electricsheep.org/

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I'm looking for a screen saver. But I do not want to go to any screen saver sites displayed by google because most of them have adware/virus. So are there any reliable sites I can look for that are guaranteed to not adware, or other ways to get them? I'm interested in anime/game theme screen savers.
 

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Are screensavers really necessary on flat panel LCD monitors?
 

A:Are screensavers necessary?

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I'm trying to change my screensavers. Every time I go into Control Panel>Personalization> Screensavers I got the "Loading" signal and nothing else. It just loads forever and never moves or changes.

How can I fix this?

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium.
 

A:Help! Can't into my Screensavers!

Right click on command prompt, choose Run as Administrator, Then type "sfc /scannow".
 

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Hello to all. Long time again.

I just downloaded some Screensavers that are *.exe files not *.scr files. It looks like the drop down list in the Screen Saver Settings can't not be exceeded so every new installation of a SSaver kicks the previous one out. Very annoying. Is there anyway to add new SSavers anywhere somehow manually? A fix. Thanks.

Regards,

Clarion53
 

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What is a good site to download screensavers from? the ones that come with windows are not that great

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Hello Joe, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Here's a good place for free screensavers.

WinCustomize: Explore : Screensavers

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I would like to remove the Win XP ScreenSavers from my computer. I found them and delete them they appear back on. Please help.
 

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Can I take a picture (.bmp) and use it as a screensaver.
I have tried saving it with a .scr extension and placing it in the Winnt file but it is not recognised.

Many Thanks
 

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No you can not change an extension like that and expect it to work. You have to do one of two thing. Either write a program that will do that for you (like in VB or any other screen saver program) or buy a sharewaret hat will do that for you.
 

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I recently upgraded from Windows 98 to Windows 2000 and one of the differences I noticed was with the screensavers. In 98 you could do a browse and grab a file and add it to your screensaver list but in W2K you do not have that option. So what I'm wondering is, can you take a .bmp file and add it to your screensavers? Can someone help me? I am becoming very frustrated.
 

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This isn't a big problem, just a question. My brother has a screensaver called Aquarium on his computer, he said it came with the computer. I would like to download it but don't know where to go to get it. Is it a windows download, a separate company download, or what? I don't see nowhere where it says to download new screensavers.
 

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When I rightclick on the desktop then click properties there is no "Display" tab, so as a result I cannot turn on any screensaver.
I cannot seem to find a way to get it back without a complete re-format.

Any suggestions?
 

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i thought screensavers had 2 do with imaging soo i put it in here, does anybody know if theres any good screensaver sites? i dont like the XP 1's, thanks.
 

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Is there a way that you can make your own screen saver using your own photograph???
 

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Check dat
andhttp://zdnet.search.com/search/56/279/screen_saver_creator.html?mlf=51&ref=related
http://downloads-zdnet.com.com/3000-2409-10126897.html
and dat. Umm yeah hope that helps

Cheers,
Esky
 

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I like some of these so I thought I would share this site with some of you!

http://www.uselesscreations.com/money/
 

A:3D Screensavers

One should always be aware that a lot of free screensaver come packed with spyware. Always scan with adaware after installing one..

Here's a site with some wonderful ones, if your vid card can support them, also they are spyware free.

http://www.reallyslick.com/
 

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Im looking for a good pink floyd screensaver. But searching the net to get one scares me because I have to download it and I hear they are usually a virus. Does anyone know where I can get one?

A:Screensavers

What you can do is the following :If you found one downdload it but DO NOT OPEN IT!!!Please upload the files at Jotti or Virustotal where you can see if it is infected with any malware. If you are not sure post here the results.

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Does anyone know where I can get good and fun screensavers for windows. Like I have an Idea for a screensaver that maybe is out already. I blue screen from the old windows 98 as a screen saver haha.

If anyone knows where I can get some fun free ones let me know.
 

A:Fun Screensavers

OMG found it.

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/bluescreensaver.shtml
 

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Anybody know were i can get Mac OS X screensavers for windows 7?

Dobby

A:Mac OS X Screensavers?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dobknobby


Anybody know were i can get Mac OS X screensavers for windows 7?

Dobby


you may try this
Just place it in System32 and then apply usually. In screensaver list, it will come as flurry

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Hello,
My screensaver appears when my PC is turned on and going through the motions but won't come on when idle. I have it set to come on after 3 mins. This first happened when I installed a new cordless keyboard, prior to this it was okay. Please can anyone help without being too technical. I have Windows XP Thanks
 

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my screensavers stopped working from plansoft, same with error communication platform stopped working, does anyone know how to fix it.

A:my screensavers

Originally Posted by goldiehawn17


my screensavers stopped working from plansoft, same with error communication platform stopped working, does anyone know how to fix it.




Try uninstalling then re-installing it. BTW how about a bit smaller font next time. Large fonts are like shouting

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Hello! New here and need help lol (I would try to give as much information possible)
This is not like a real big problem, but I would still like to know how to solve this problem.
First I have a Windows Vista 64bit. (In case you need to know)
Anyways, I recently downloaded some screensavers and I don't know how to put them on the list of screensavers already installed.
The screensavers files came on zip and when extracted the files show so I can install them. So I did this, and everything went great. My laptop (ya its a laptop) even said the screensavers were installed succesfully. At the end of installation the screensaver windows shows up, I check the list and the new ones installed and the ones already installed showed on laptop. I watch the preview of the new one installed and it worked great. So I put apply for the new one and closed the windows.

The problem it's that after I set this up, I tried to wait and see if it showed up, but nothing happened. So I went to personalize and screen saver and noticed that the new screensavers do not appear with the ones already installed. (not on the list)

What I have tried, is trying to put the files of the screensavers on the system32 folder. Also I noticed that when I installed both of the screensavers they appear on the SysWOW64 folder. (Dont know if this has anything to do with the problem)
I also I have tried unistalling and installing again. But none of these ways worked for me.

Right now I erased both screensavers files... Read more

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how can i get my screensaver to work on windows 8. i have it set to come on after 15 min. of non use, but after that time it goes to a black screen and eventually the computer goes on stand-by mode. how can i fix this problem.

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It sounds like Sleep/Hibernate is kicking in after that time.

You can find some information about sleep settings in the thread here:
Windows 8 Sleep mode - Microsoft Community

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Got this new HP Pavilion w/windows xp media center. It has the AMD Athlon 64x2 dual w/ core processor 4200+. It also has 2.20GHz, 1.93 GB of Ram and comes with a google pictures screensaver. It doesn't take over the screen very fast and it's not very impressive. I'm supposed to be able to use my own downloaded pixs, but I don't know how to do that yet. I'm wondering if I really need to download a screensaver. Are they really necessary? If so could someone recommend a safe, free one that is simple to use and easy to download from the web. Also, aren't there certain keys you can hit that tell you the system properties immediately? Does anyone know what they are? Thanks for any and all advice.
 

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I am having a problem with a screensaver in Windows XP Professional that I hope someone here can help me with. It is called simply Clock.scr, now it works in every operating system from Windows 3.11 to Windows 2000 Professional.
Windows XP Professional 32 will not see the file as an scr extention. The only way that I can get it to work is to leave it on the desktop and double click it to start it.

How can I make Windows XP see Clock.scr, as a screensaver
 

A:ScreenSavers

Windows XP hides common file extensions.

Copy the file into the C:\Windows\System32 folder. You should also be able to right click on the file and select Install. Then it should work.
 

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Can anyone point me in the direction of a program to create your own screensaver.Would like to turn an animated gif to scr.
 

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I found this but have never tried it: http://www.mgshareware.com/ssbmain.shtml.
 

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I would like to make a simple screensaver that displays one image, that moves around (like the windows xp professional screensaver). How can I achieve this? With a program? Which?
 

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Hi ,

I am running XP Pro. I would like to know if there are any cool screensavers out there . Screensavers that will work with XP and will not lock up my machine .

thanks

Drew

 

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Just got new PC with XP. There are several screensavers listed and I cannot get them to "run." They just go to a black window and sometimes have an error report to Microsoft. A few of these are Aquarium, Golden Era,and Space. Why won't they work? Went to add programs and it shows they are installed and doing a *.scr search brings them up, but they won't work. Very frustrating.
 

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I have windows XP. Recently, no screensavers will work althought they were working previously. I've tried changing screensavers, I pick the screensaver, fix the settings and click apply and then nothing happens, they just don't run.
Any ideas?
 

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Didn't know where else to post this. I'm just looking for some good sites to find some screensavers. I know I can just google "screensavers" but usually good sites get masked by all the crappy ad-ridden ones. Any suggestions?

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I don't even know if I'm in the right forum to ask for help with this problem, but here it goes. I have Windows 2002 on my computer and the only screensaver that will run is the stupid marquee text. Is there any way to turn this feature on so that I can download screensavers and run them? The marquee text one is reeeeealy bugging me!
 

A:Can't run screensavers

Hiya

Go to Control Panel | Display. Screensaver tab. You can select the one you want to change to using the drop down menu, or you can turn it off if you select None.

If you do download screensavers, as they're scr file types, you'd be best to virus scan them, as many viruses are created as scr (scripts). Also, I'm assuming you're on Windows 2000, so place them into your Windows\System32 folder in Windows explorer, then choose them as explained above.

Regards

eddie
 

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Does anyone know any sites that have legitimate screensavers without any malware ?

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Does anyone know any sites that have legitimate screensavers without any malware ?

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Many screen savers are resource hogs, instead consider setting the screen to shut down after so many minutes.

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just a quick question, where are the screen savers kept in XP professional, beacuse i want to add one i downloaded off the net. thanks
 

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Hi danville

Windows XP, mine are located here:
C:\WINDOWS\system32
That location is for the screensavers that XP comes with, other screensavers may install themselves in other places such as in the Program Files.
 

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How do you delete a screensaver from you list of screensavers in your desktop area? If you open up screensavers and pull down the list, sometimes these screensavers you get for free have crap attached to them, I would like to get rid of it all. Also, is there a good site out there that gives you good spam and commercial free screensavers for free?
 

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This has probably been addressed already but couldn't find it.
 
I had Win 8 and the screensavers wouldn't work.  So I took the chance and upgraded to 8.1.  Screensavers still won't work.  Any way I can fix this?
 
Thanks for everyone's help that responds.

A:Screensavers won't activate.

I copied this from another board but it is the same suggestion I would give you. Try these in order.
 
1. Have you set any photos outside from Windows Screensaver pictures?
2. Which antivirus program is installed on the computer?
 
I would suggest you to perform the steps provided here. Let's analyze and identify the cause of the issue.
 
Method 1: 
 
Here are a few steps you may try and let us know the outcome.
 
Make sure you have the following power settings set on your laptop.
 
a. In the Power options window, set "Choose when to turn off the display" to never.
b. Set "Change when the computer sleep" to Never.
 
Set the Screensaver timing to 2 minutes and check.
 
Note: This setting is just to check if the screensaver works with this setting. 
 
Method 2: 
 
Uninstall the display adapters and reinstall the latest drivers from (insert your computer model here) website.
 
a. Right click on Start button and select Device manager.
b. Browse Display Adapters, right click on the driver and select Uninstall.
c. Restart the computer and download the drivers from HP website.
 
Method 3:
 
If the issue still persists, create a new user account and check the issue using step one to see if something in your account settings is prevent it from loading.
 
 
 
(I would also suggest for testing to chose a basic screen saver and not something with photos or one that has been modif... Read more

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Any idea where I can get some awesome screensavers?
If I google it, I get too many hits so im wondering if anyone knows some good site to get some twisted mindblowing screensavers
thanks

A:Where to get awesome screensavers?

3Planesoft - Premium 3D Screensavers

Some of the best screen-savers on the net.

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When I download screensavers, I save them in 'My Document' area but how do I get them to actually download as screensavers? Thanks.

A:question about screensavers

if you copy them to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 you should then be able to select them normally.

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Hi there.

I need some help finding two screensavers that I had last year but lost due to a virus and had to wipe my hard drive.

The one screensaver was that of falling snow with a transparent background. It wasn't WinSnow 98. It was another program like it with a song playing in the background, which I believe was "Let It Snow".

The other screensaver was that of falling leaves. It was like the falling snow screensaver but instead of snow, it was leaves.

I have been looking for awhile now with no luck. Does anyone know what I am looking for? Thanks for any help.
 

A:Help Finding ScreenSavers

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Unless i set my screensavers to start after 1minute, they will never turn on. My monitor power save feture doesn't work either.

I have a Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer (mouse) that i think may be the culprit, but i'm not sure.

I've tried all my screensavers, they all act the same. If they're set to 1 minute, they work fine. If they're set to two minutes or higher, the never turn on.

I don't recall how long ago this started, but I know it wasn't like this forever so perhaps it has somehting to do with XP service pack 2?

I don't have another wired mouse to check to see if that's the problem, but someone suggested that might be it.

What to do?

A:None of my screensavers work

You should be able to check the theory by just unplugging the USB mouse. Even if you have no wired mouse it should work just to test, just use the kbd to awake pc and replug mouse to see if the mouse is to blame.

BMR777

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None of my screensavers start functioning until AFTER I open another application. In other words, if I just turn the computer on, and wait, the screensaver does not cycle on. It functions as expected after I start any application. No viruses, no spyware, no other obvious problems. Any ideas?

A:Screensavers do not start

right click on ur destkop, properties, screensaveer tab, and mess around in there

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does anyone know how i can have screensavers that work on both monitors when setup in twin view, at the moment i can only get it to work on one monitor..... my desktop is extended onto the other monitor and i dont wanna clone them all the time i just want the screensaver to work on both... thanks anyone that can help......
 

A:screensavers in twinview

Set up a second virtual desktop for the second monitor with the same screensaver. That's the only way to go about it.
 

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Someone I know said that you don't need a screensaver because the monitors these days have burn-in protection and screensaver just put wear and tear on your processor, im just curious, is this true?

A:Screensavers=more bad than good?

Ive never heard that but it does make sense that burn protection would be a feature now adays.

My vista Computer is on for hours with no screensaver and its fine, but after, i think its 6 hours the moniters turn off.

A screen saver takes up very little of your computers CPU power anyway. Or so im lead to believe.

But better safe than sorry.

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I think I posted this in the wrong forum, so I'm posting a link here where it probably should have gone. Sorry!

http://forums.techguy.org/t103700/sded47a731dfe97bb9b46f8de5fecb42a.html
 

A:screensavers and Win2K

Closing this one, I think it's best in that one for the time being........

If not, use the report thread button and request a move.....
 

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Hi,

Does anyone know any free software which allows to use MPEGS as a screensaver..

Thanks
Lakshay
 

A:MPEG Screensavers

Try this site http://www.onlyscreensavers.com/free/screensavers-tool.html

or this one http://www.share2.com/
 

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