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Windows 7: My screensaver and my power options are constantly chan

27 Mar 2010   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
My screensaver and my power options are constantly chan

I set my screensaver to "Photos" but it is automatically being reset to "None". The same with my Power options. I set the monitor to never shut down. But then it is being reset to 20 minutes.
My suspicion is that this happens when I change the Desktop background - but not always. Any ideas?


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27 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Not sure if this has any significance at all, but when I RD into my machine, my wallpaper slideshow is messed up, and the background stays whatever it was when I logged in.

I suspect it is a certain program changing the settings. I know that's not very specific, but maybe that will get the brain juices flowing.
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27 Mar 2010   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I just changed my background and it didn't affect the screen savor or the power.
Did you recently download any Window's updates?
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27 Mar 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Jonathan. But my problem is slightly different. Nothing gets really messed up - just the Monitor timing and my screensaver setting go back to default. I never have this problem in Vista.
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27 Mar 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I just changed my background and it didn't affect the screen savor or the power.
Did you recently download any Window's updates?
Last updates were from 3/20. But it also happened already before. I suspect my own desktop background folders that do that. It is not a big deal, just an annoyance.
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27 Mar 2010   #6
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

On occasion I have seen my Monitor setting gets changed from Never to 20min also. I need to check it more often to see when it gets changed.

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