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Registry Key to Change Win XP Screen Saver?

Posted on 2009-04-29
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi all,

I have an old work laptop and when I go to display properties to try change the screen save all the fields are greyed out and I cannot change anything.. I think maybe this was set by the group policy?

Is there a way? probably in the registry? where I can "unlock" the screensaver?
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can you logon as admin?

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You'll need to set the DWORD value "ScreenSaveActive" to 1 to enable the screen saver settings tab
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Are you administrator of this machine?
I have found an article that could help you: http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/detail/1190/
Note, you can do this using Start - run - regedit - enter.
Find the key and go on with instructions.

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