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Windows Energy Screen Saver - Restore

How to Restore "Windows Energy Screen Saver" Back in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
15 Apr 2009
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How to Restore "Windows Energy Screen Saver" Back in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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This tutorial will show you how to restore the Windows Energy screen saver back into Windows 7 and Windows 8.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: Windows Energy screen saver
Windows Energy Screen Saver - Restore-windows_energy_example.jpg
EXAMPLE: Screen Saver Settings
NOTE: If restored, the Windows Energy screen saver will be added back to the Screen Saver Settings screen to be available to select as Branded.
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Here's How:
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the Windows_Energy.zip file below.
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2. Save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the ssBranded.scr file to your desktop.

4. Right click or press and hold on the ssBranded.scr file and click/tap on Properties, General tab, and the Unblock button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If the unblock button is not there, then the ssBranded.scr file is already set to be unblocked. Continue on to step 5.
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5. In Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and copy and paste the ssBranded.scr file here. (See screenshot below)
Windows Energy Screen Saver - Restore-branded_windows_energy.jpg
6. Click/tap on Continue and Yes to approve copying the ssBranded.scr file.

7. The Windows Energy (Branded) Screen Saver is now available to change your screen saver to. (See screenshot below)
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8. When done, you can delete the downloaded ssBranded.scr and .zip files on the desktop if you like.
That's it,
Shawn







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20 Feb 2010   #1
lior

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you! I really don't understand why they removed it from Windows 7. It was probably one of the best screen savers out there.

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20 Feb 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Lior. I'm not sure why they removed this one either.
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14 Sep 2010   #3
srepko

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Windows Energy Screensaver on Dual Monitors?

Thanks for the info. I've downloaded the screensaver for my computer, but I have dual monitors. The screensaver is only working on my "main" monitor. What do I do to get it to work on or across both monitors?

(Sorry, but I guess I'm not terribly computer savvy.)

Thanks!

Susie
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14 Sep 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Susie,

The Windows Energy screen saver only plays across one monitor for me as well while all the other default screen savers play across both monitors. Not sure why, but I guess this may be a reason why it was not included by default in Windows 7.
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25 Dec 2010   #5
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for this screensaver! It was my favorite one when I had Vista. Sorry to resurrect an old topic by the way...
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26 Dec 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem. You're most welcome Wii Master.
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22 Mar 2013   #7
freedom99974

Win 7 and 8
 
 

Hey i cant figure out how to paste it it only lets me put it a new folder and that dont work please help
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22 Mar 2013   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Freedom, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you give more details on what you mean?

Are you logged in as an administrator?
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23 Mar 2013   #9
freedom99974

Win 7 and 8
 
 

The issue im having is that i don't know how to paste ssBranded.scr file to system 32. I can create a new folder with ssBranded.scr in it but that doesn't work. I just cant figure out how to paste it to the system32 file.
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