Create a Personal Screen Saver in Win XP

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Create a Personal Screen Saver in Win XP

Post by Nazzgull on Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:49 am

This isn't a tweak, but a great little feature!
For a great way to put your digital photos to work, try creating a slide show presentation for use as a screen saver. Here's how:

1. Right-click an empty spot on your desktop and then click Properties.

2. Click the Screen Saver tab.


3. In the Screen saver list, click My Pictures Slideshow.

4. Click Settings to make any adjustments, such as how often the pictures should change, what size they should be, and whether you'll use transition effects between pictures, and then click OK.

Now your screen saver is a random display of the pictures taken from your My Pictures folder.



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Re: Create a Personal Screen Saver in Win XP

Post by Agent Cosmic on Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:53 am

Cool. Never knew that until now. Thank You!




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Re: Create a Personal Screen Saver in Win XP

Post by zaviershk on Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:17 pm

Thanks for this tut


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My "properties" screen looks like the old 98 screen!!!

Post by Framerguy on Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:56 pm

When I right click on my desktop and then left click on "properties", the resulting screen looks like the old Win 98 display screen and doesn't have the "screensaver" tab on it! I have noticed this for quite some time now but have not had anyone who could tell me how this occurred. Maybe one of you can shed some light on how this happened and what to do to get my XP display screen back?? I am using XP Home with SP-3.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Re: Create a Personal Screen Saver in Win XP

Post by Doctor Inferno on Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:45 pm

Are you in an Administrator account?


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Re: Create a Personal Screen Saver in Win XP

Post by Framerguy on Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:24 pm

I don't think that I am in an administrator account if you are referring to my signon account when I boot up my computer.

I am not sure how to check that out.

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Re: Create a Personal Screen Saver in Win XP

Post by Belahzur on Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:38 pm

Hello framerguy.
Are you parents using this system too, or you set some policies yourself?
I see Desktop AND screensaver tab is missing. Have you had an infection in the past? these policies are the work of smitfraud.


  • Open a new notepad file.
  • Input this into the notepad file:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    "NoDispBackgroundPage"=-
    "NoDispScrSavPage"=-

  • Save this as fix.reg, save it to your desktop.
  • Double click fix.reg to run it.
  • Select yes to the registry merge prompt.


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Re: Create a Personal Screen Saver in Win XP

Post by Framerguy on Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:30 am

Belahzur,

I am almost 66 years along on my journey so my parents don't have much say in how I operate my computer. LOL Banner

Just so I get this absolutely correct the first time, I don't have to include the very first line of your post or do I??

"Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoDispBackgroundPage"=-
"NoDispScrSavPage"=-"


It seems like the HKEY entry is the main 3 lines that will be the operative lines of code but I thought I'd just make sure before going into the registry and do any changing.

Thanks for your advice.

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Re: Create a Personal Screen Saver in Win XP

Post by Doctor Inferno on Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:33 am

You have to include everything, including Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


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