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Windows 7: Logon Screensaver settings?

06 Nov 2014   #1
Ceyarrecks

win7p64
 
 
Logon Screensaver settings?

Excuse me Please: I would like to ask assistance in understanding this project on my win7p64 install.

I have already placed the reg key to allow the use and timing of a specific screensaver: [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop] "ScreenSaveActive"="1" "ScreenSaveTimeOut"="120" "SCRNSAVE.EXE"="C:\\Windows\\System32\\BT3dSaver.scr"

However, this scr does have configuration(s) or resolution, color depth and directory location. these are certain available when used within a user acct. It does not seem to work on the logon environment.

When I previously used within in a winXP pro install, I posted its registry settings as follows:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Battletech 3d Screensaver] [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Battletech 3d Screensaver\BT3dSaver]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Battletech 3d Screensaver\BT3dSaver\Config]
"Mechlist"="mech.lst"
"Pfad"="C:/BTSaver/"
"BPP"=dword:00000002
"Size"=dword:00000002
"Sound"=dword:00000000
"Test"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Battletech 3d Screensaver\BT3DSA~1] [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Battletech 3d Screensaver\BT3DSA~1\Config]
"Mechlist"="mech.lst"
"Pfad"="C:/BTSaver/"
"BPP"=dword:00000002
"Size"=dword:00000002
"Sound"=dword:00000000
"Test"=dword:00000000

yet these do not affect win7p64. What "user" is the win7 logon environment? or am I asking the right question? where within the registry am I to populate the configuation needed to allow the scr to function as expected. (primarily resolution/color depth)

Thank you kindly for the assistance.
CAH


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07 Nov 2014   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The login screen runs as the special user "system", not any user that you would set though control panel.
You just need to use the correct profile keys in the registry and it will use those.

The error is in the second registry file:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Battletech 3d Screensaver

Here, you're changing settings to the "current user" profile (that is, the user account that runs regedit at that moment). Use the "system" profile instead, as you've used in the first examples you posted:

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Battletech 3d Screensaver

That should do the trick by putting the entries in the correct user-specific key. Just remember that HKEY_CURRENT_USER is merely a shortcut to a key in HKEY_USERS pointing to the current user, so replace it accordingly to the desired user.
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07 Nov 2014   #3
Ceyarrecks

win7p64
 
 

Thank you kindly for the response.

I did as suggested:
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Battletech 3d Screensaver]

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Battletech 3d Screensaver\BT3dSaver]

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Battletech 3d Screensaver\BT3dSaver\Config]
"Mechlist"="mech.lst"
"Pfad"="C:/BTSaver/"
"BPP"=dword:00000002
"Size"=dword:00000002
"Sound"=dword:00000000
"Test"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Battletech 3d Screensaver\BT3DSA~1]

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Battletech 3d Screensaver\BT3DSA~1\Config]
"Mechlist"="mech.lst"
"Pfad"="C:/BTSaver/"
"BPP"=dword:00000002
"Size"=dword:00000002
"Sound"=dword:00000000
"Test"=dword:00000000
which I also searched Current Users to verify what was set in the Display settings, and these match for resolution and color depth.

Yet the logon use of the screensaver still seems to either be ignoring the users\.default, or I am still lacking in understanding to see the problem.

This seems to recall a distant memory of dealing with this same type of issue with XP, hence my statement and use of the current user listings.

I want to thank you again for the continued assistance.

CAH
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