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Windows 7: Screensavers: Where to get more?

03 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Screensavers: Where to get more?

Ok, so windows sometimes does itself no favors in the design department. Look at these default screensavers, they're horrible and look like a holdover from win 95! Just look at OSX screensavers. They're not complicated for crying out loud, they are simple, elegant, and attractive. It's not rocket science!

Soooo my question is, being new to Windows 7, is there somewhere that I can get official screensavers? Is the screensaver format an open format for 3rd parties to develop? If so is there a trusted source to get screensavers from? I don't want to just randomly download savers or add ons from random sites, I want to do this the right way. Or do you have to install some kind of 3rd party screensaver environments? I'm not super keen on that idea unless there are some real reliable standard applications that are the defacto go-to solution.

Any help is much appreciated!

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04 Jul 2012   #2

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Win 10 Pro x64

I think most people just use the slideshow feature now,

Desktop Slideshow

Any particular screensaver you're looking for?
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05 Jul 2012   #3

Win 7 Ult 64-bit

Here is my collection of fine screensavers. Unzip the folder and try them. Just copy them to Windows

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05 Jul 2012   #4

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Win 10 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BisVal View Post
Here is my collection of fine screensavers. Unzip the folder and try them. Just copy them to Windows folder.Attachment 219807
Good collection, they should be in the System32 folder though.

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05 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

So this is the type of thing I don't want to be doing as a n00b to windows, grabbing random files from strangers and installing them in my system! (no offense!) Derekimo, can you confirm these are all safe files? I dunno man, just a scary idea! Bisval, this is in no way in offense to you, I just want to live by certain principles in order to avoid infection! I know if I start letting myself make lots of exceptions I'm just asking for trouble!
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05 Jul 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64

That's alright, there's nothing wrong with being suspicious.

I scanned them with MSE and Malwarebytes, they're clean.

Some of the ones in that folder are already on your system, so you don't have to copy those over.

All the ones with (Open GL) in this screenshot are from that folder.

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03 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

Awesome collection of screen savers!! Thanks.
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01 Jul 2013   #8

W 7 Home Premium 64
thank you!

I signed up just to download these screensavers and I couldn't be happier. A huge improvement!

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31 Jul 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Amazing screensavers. Thanks for that!
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31 Jul 2013   #10

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Thanks, I think there has been a lack of .scr available for win7
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