Win 7 screensavers


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Tim Slattery

Where should I put a *.scr (screensaver) file so that Win7 will find
it?
 
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.22Cal Dood

Where should I put a *.scr (screensaver) file so that Win7 will find
it?
you can put it in the windows\media folder. if its a scr you d/l'd,
all you need to do is browse to it and click on it.
 
A

Ant

you can put it in the windows\media folder. if its a scr you d/l'd,
all you need to do is browse to it and click on it.
Are those old *.scr (e.g., System47 that I love) still secured and fully
compatible for 64-bit Windows 7?
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Tim Slattery

..22Cal Dood said:
you can put it in the windows\media folder. if its a scr you d/l'd,
all you need to do is browse to it and click on it.
Thanks! It's a screensaver I've been using for years on the WinXP
system that was installed on this hardware.

But...under the new Win7 setup, the machine is locked down. I can't
copy anything into Windows\Media, so I guess I'm out of luck.
 
D

Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Tim said:
Thanks! It's a screensaver I've been using for years on the WinXP
system that was installed on this hardware.

But...under the new Win7 setup, the machine is locked down. I can't
copy anything into Windows\Media, so I guess I'm out of luck.
On my computer, the screensavers are in the c:\windows\system32 folder.
 
C

Char Jackson

On my computer, the screensavers are in the c:\windows\system32 folder.
Same here, but I also have some in the SysWOW64 folder and the WinSxS
folder.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Char said:
Same here, but I also have some in the SysWOW64 folder and the WinSxS
folder.
Yeah, me too. In fact, there are duplicates of the Windows included
screensavers in four different locations. But if I want to add my own to
the selection, I just have to copy it to c:Windows\System32 and it will
be available on the dropdown menu, complete with any available settings.
 
J

Joe Morris

Yeah, me too. In fact, there are duplicates of the Windows included
screensavers in four different locations. But if I want to add my own to
the selection, I just have to copy it to c:Windows\System32 and it will
be available on the dropdown menu, complete with any available settings.
Is your system 32-bit or 64-bit? If 64-bit, you need to put 64-bit
screensavers in %windir%\System32, and 32-bit screensavers in
%windir%\SysWOW64. The master copies of the scrensavers are the ones you'll
find in the folder %windir%\winsxs\obscenely-long-folder-name.

I was reminded forcefully of the need to separate 32-bit and 64-bit
screensavers; I wrote a functional replacement for the WINEXIT screensaver
and out of habit dropped it into system32 on our (64-bit) Win7 Enterprise
systems - BZZZT!

Joe
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Joe said:
Is your system 32-bit or 64-bit? If 64-bit, you need to put 64-bit
screensavers in %windir%\System32, and 32-bit screensavers in
%windir%\SysWOW64. The master copies of the scrensavers are the ones
you'll find in the folder %windir%\winsxs\obscenely-long-folder-name.


I was reminded forcefully of the need to separate 32-bit and 64-bit
screensavers; I wrote a functional replacement for the WINEXIT
screensaver and out of habit dropped it into system32 on our (64-bit)
Win7 Enterprise systems - BZZZT!
I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I don't normally use screensavers,
but the ones I copied into System32 to test were all old 32 bit ones.
They work fine.
 

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