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Windows Logo Screen Saver - Restore

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

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This tutorial will show you how to restore the Windows Logo 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 Logo screen saver
Name:  Windows_Logo_example.jpg
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Size:  1.3 KB

EXAMPLE: Screen Saver Settings
NOTE: If restored, the Windows Logo screen saver will be added back to the Screen Saver Settings screen to be available to select as Logon.
Name:  Settings.jpg
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Size:  100.7 KBName:  Windows_Logo.jpg
Views: 4550
Size:  87.2 KB
Here's How:
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
2. Save the .zip file to the desktop.

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

4. Right click or press and hold on the logon.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 logon.scr file is already set to be unblocked. Continue on to step 5.
Name:  Unblock.jpg
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5. In Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and copy the logon.scr file here. (see screenshot below)
6. Click/tap on Continue and Yes to approve copying the logon.scr file.

7. The Windows Logo (Logon) screen saver is now available to change your screen saver to. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Windows_Logo.jpg
Views: 4550
Size:  87.2 KB
8. When done, you can delete the downloaded logon.scr and .zip files on the desktop if you like.
That's it,

24 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate X64

useless! i click the link it says i dun hav privileged to access the page! @$&%(^@$#!!!!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Wayne,

Please clear your cookies, log in, and try again.
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16 Oct 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 (x64)

Just tried to restore this screensaver on W7 x64 SP1.
I'm just getting a blank screen :s

I have setup the permissions of the file exactly like they are set for the default .scr files, including setting the owner to 'NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller'.

Is it because of the SP1 that they are not compatible anymore?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Saiko, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Nope, it still works for me just fine. It starts off as a blank black screen at first, shows the Windows 7 logo a few seconds afterwards, then it starts showing what you see in the example screenshot in the tutorial.

Did you unblock the screen saver in step 4 before moving it to the system32 folder?

Does the screen saver play for you when you double click on it on your desktop?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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