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Windows 7: Screen Savers?

07 Nov 2009   #1
TJR357

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Screen Savers?

I have Windows 7 Pro 64 bit installed on two machines, and there are only like 3 (really boring, old from Windows 95) screen savers installed. Where did they all go?
I was expecting nice new ones with 7...


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07 Nov 2009   #2
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJR357 View Post
I have Windows 7 Pro 64 bit installed on two machines, and there are only like 3 (really boring, old from Windows 95) screen savers installed. Where did they all go?
I was expecting nice new ones with 7...
I think in part it was to save size in the install. You can use most of the XP and Vista screensavers, even the ones like "space" that came with XP media center version.

If you go looking for screensavers, be careful - a number of sites with them are full of malware that will try to hijack your browser. Use something like "Web of Trust" to give you a reading on the sites before you go there.
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07 Nov 2009   #3
sergiogarcia9

 

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07 Nov 2009   #4
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

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Now that is slick! (Wife dosn't care for the sound, but....OK, I turned it down.)
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07 Nov 2009   #5
sergiogarcia9

 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Now that is slick! (Wife dosn't care for the sound, but....OK, I turned it down.)
The sound can be changed you can even use your own music :wow:

here's how to do it:

1.Go into "Configure Free Fire Screensaver"
2. Click on sound in the left side
3. navigate to background music and select "play user's music"
4. Load the song you want to played when the the screensaver is on.
5. Select the volume of the song
6. Navigate to "flame" Sound and select no sound (Only if you only want the music to play)

- SG
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07 Nov 2009   #6
poin2

Windows7
 
 

For some unknown reason they dropped some beyond a point in the beta process.

You can still get some like this though:

Windows Logo Screen Saver - Restore
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07 Nov 2009   #7
Zahl

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I like the windows 7 screen saver from the following thread. It easy on the system and wont heat everything up. Its similar to the one I used in Vista and the only one I really missed in 7. Hope it helps add to the collection

http://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...ion-theme.html

Edit- Thanks for the info poin2. That is even better and exactly what I was looking for!!
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08 Nov 2009   #8
TJR357

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks everyone for the screensavers so far.
Where can a person find the screensavers from XP (even the media centre ones) and Vista?
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08 Nov 2009   #9
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJR357 View Post
Thanks everyone for the screensavers so far.
Where can a person find the screensavers from XP (even the media centre ones) and Vista?
If you no longer have your XP or Vista system available, your best bet (and the easiest probably) is to find someone who has one of those systems and just copy off the ".scr" files you want. Typically they are in the Windows or Windows/System32 directory.

If you go looking for screensavers on line, please use something like "Web of Trust" so you can stay away from sites that try to download crap to your system - I see a lot of them in a search for screensavers.
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08 Nov 2009   #10
Thagarr

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

If your using Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate, you can download Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP mode free from Microsoft and get them from there. That's how I got them anyway.
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