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Windows 7: Windows 7 (7000) Screen Saver

31 Dec 2008   #1
Joe

Windows 7 RC
 
 
Windows 7 (7000) Screen Saver

After a couple of days of testing, I've discovered a possible bug in the code. It has to do with the screen saver and power saver settings. I've done every kind of voodoo I know of, and even had a consultation with our resident expert johngalt. We both agree that these features not working is part of either a bug in the code, or lack of code. In either case, if your screen saver isn't working along with your power saver options, you are not alone.

Should some kind of work around be found, we'll post it in this thread.

Possible solution: If you are using a Microsoft Mouse (like I am), you'll need to download the beta software for your mouse from Microsoft. This fixed the screen saver/power settings issue on my pc. Here's the link:

Microsoft Hardware Windows® 7 Support


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31 Dec 2008   #2
johngalt

 

I am going to try to force power off / standby using the power button on my keyboard - let's see what happens.

I also need to link the other thread to this one - at first I thought another user was having issues, but now I am not so sure....
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31 Dec 2008   #3
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

wow you guys....

i have it working correctly and have no issue....

on both my server and workstation (fancy term for my laptop....)

vanilla install
nothing changed (apart from a few apps...)

have intel proc with intel motherboard...

amd proc with amd motherboard (customized by hp)
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01 Jan 2009   #4
johngalt

 

Might be my nVidia board then....
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01 Jan 2009   #5
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

might be a problem with APIC in your nvidia boards....

as i have had a minor quirks myself

with app compatibility....
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01 Jan 2009   #6
johngalt

 

It could be that as well.
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01 Jan 2009   #7
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

i was just thinking can you u guys test it with wizmo

GRC*|*WIZMO - Steve's Windows Gizmo**
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02 Jan 2009   #8
djhallucn8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

No issues here with my screen saver but my laptop is running an Intel video card.
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02 Jan 2009   #9
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djhallucn8 View Post
No issues here with my screen saver but my laptop is running an Intel video card.
so is mine....

also Ati IGP has no problems whatsoever.....
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02 Jan 2009   #10
octomobiki

win7 x64 (7000)
 
 

is the bug you are talking about:

the computer goes into SS mode or power saver mode, it turns "off" the computer and then turns it back "on" (goes straight back to desktop) ?

If so, one of my computers does that

nvidia 9600gt vid
asus mobo
intel c2d chip.
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