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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
Windows Logo Screen Saver - Restore-windows_logo_example.jpg

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.
Windows Logo Screen Saver - Restore-settings.jpgWindows Logo Screen Saver - Restore-windows_logo.jpg
Here's How:
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Windows_Logo_Screensaver.zip
download
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.
Windows Logo Screen Saver - Restore-unblock.jpg
5. In Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and copy the logon.scr file here. (see screenshot below)
Windows Logo Screen Saver - Restore-windows_logo_explorer.jpg
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)
Windows Logo Screen Saver - Restore-windows_logo.jpg
8. When done, you can delete the downloaded logon.scr and .zip files on the desktop if you like.
That's it,
Shawn



24 Aug 2010   #1
hackerwayne

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
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Wayne,

Please clear your cookies, log in, and try again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2011   #3
saik0

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
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16 Oct 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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
13 Feb 2017   #5
FixitMad

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Is there a similar option for Windows 10 systems?

Brink,

I was wondering if there is an update similar to this but for Windows 10 systems? I really liked using your logon.scr under Windows 7 systems, but it appears that Microsoft does not have this option under Windows 10.

Is there a similar logon.scr for Windows 10 systems?

Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2017   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello FixitMas,

This should work in Windows 10 as well. The logon.scr file is available to download from step 1 in the tutorial.

If you needed help on how to change your Screen Saver settings afterwards in Windows 10, the tutorial below can help.

Screen Saver Settings - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Tutorials
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2017   #7
FixitMad

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Updated Win 10 Logo for logon.scr?

Hello Brink,

Thanks for the reply! I was wondering if anyone created an updated logon.scr that contains the Windows 10 logo as the screensaver similar to this version that you had for Windows 7? Sorry, I should have been more clearer in my initial post.

Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2017   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Not that I'm aware of.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2017   #9
FixitMad

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
screensaver

Hi Brink,

I figured, but thought I would ask. Thanks again. Side-note, can you recommend a good screensaver creator so I can create something similar to the screensaver you provided for Windows 7 version? (I found one called Any Logo Screensaver creator but it is no longer sold)
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