B) In the left pane right click on Windows, and click on New and Key. (see screenshot above) NOTE: If you already have the Control Panel key (step 3C), then skip this step and go to step 3D.
C) Type in Control Panel and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
D) Right click on Control Panel, and click on New and Key. (see screenshot above) NOTE: If you already have the Desktop key (step 3E), then skip this step and go to step 3F.
E) Type in Desktop and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
F) In the right pane of Desktop, right click on a empty space and click on New and String Value. (see screenshot above) NOTE: If you already have the ScreenSaveTimeOut string value (step 3G), then skip this step and go to step 3H.
G) Type in ScreenSaveTimeOut and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
H) In the right pane of Desktop, right click on ScreenSaveTimeOut and click on Modify. (see screenshot above)
I) Type in how many seconds (60 seconds = 1 minute) you want for how much user idle time must elapse before the screen saver is launched, then click on OK. (see screenshot below)
J) Go to step 5.
4. To Not Set a Screen Saver Timout for "All Users" NOTE:This is the default setting, and will allow users to set their own screen saver timeout using OPTION ONE instead.
A) In regedit, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)
Unless you used step 4 in OPTION TWO or OPTION THREE, those options will gray "Wait". In addition, do you have a screen saver selected? Could you also please post a screenshot of your Screen Saver Settings window to see if it may help ID what the issue may be?
You would need to do step 4 in OPTION TWO and/or OPTION THREE to not have it set for all users, and to ungray the "Wait" option. You'll need to close and reopen "Screen Saver Settings" afterwards to see the change though.
To ungray the On resume, display logon screen option, you might see if using either step 1 (Option Two) or step 3 (Option Three) in the tutorial below may.
Hi, I tried ungraying the "Wait" option with your method and only step 4 of option 3 works. But when I try to ungray the On resume, display logon screen option either step 1 (Option Two) or step 3 (Option Three) from Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable, after restarting the system, everything goes back to square 1 again. Both got grayed out again.
If you do not have any group policy settings that you would like to keep, or mind resetting again afterwards, then you might see if using the tutorial below to reset all group policies back to the default of "Not Configured" may help if it's some stray set policy causing this.
Hi All, the issue is solved. It's my wireless keyboard and mouse. I just had to update my drivers from Microsoft (mine is a Wireless Multimedia Keyboard 1.1). After update, the screen saver is working now. Thanks for all the advises here.