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Windows 7: Inactive Screen saver icon

04 Aug 2015   #1
Kelvin r

windows7 home premium
 
 
Inactive Screen saver icon

HI all
I have just had my operating system re installed by a computer repair company and I can not access the Screen Saver Icon in as it has a Red circle with a slash through it. I have rang the person who carried out the work and was told that you don't need it and would not tell me how to go about rectifing the same.
That's ok if you don't want it but I do as I would rather have the desktop change thats just my preference Needless to say that I will not be going back to them and will discourage any one from going to them as well.

Eagerly waiting a fix.

Regards
Kelvin


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05 Aug 2015   #2
Hacb

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I would say the have played around whth group policy, I have the exact same block on my school computer, if possible just go in and reset the group policy and see what happens.
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05 Aug 2015   #3
Kelvin r

windows7 home premium
 
 

How do I do this hacb
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05 Aug 2015   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Group policy is not available in Home Premium, can you post a screenshot of this red circle with a slash you're talking about.

You can try the reg fix in option one here,

Screen Saver - Enable or Disable

I'm still curious where this red circle is you're seeing though.
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05 Aug 2015   #5
Hacb

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

i think it is something like this:


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05 Aug 2015   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

OK, that's in the personalization. That's normal when there is no screensaver selected for that theme.

If you can't click the words "Screen Saver" and choose one, the reg fix I posted above to enable it should allow that.
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06 Aug 2015   #7
Kelvin r

windows7 home premium
 
 

Hi guys

All is back to normal now thanks for all your help & patience.

Regards
Kelvin
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06 Aug 2015   #8
Hacb

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

nice work Kelvin!
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