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Hello,
I have actually tried all the suggestions already posted on this site to remedy this problem but so far none of them have worked. To put it simply, the screen saver doesnt activate regardless of the appointed minutes to start, or screen saver image. From searching the web I see there are many people with the same issue but I havent found a solution that works for me.
I have already tried solutions for this link
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7desktop/thread/c91674b0-110d-4503-b7ff-037b6eb507dc
Including this one disable Allow this device to wake the computer' in your network adapter property.
Are there any new solutions that may have been discovered?

Regards,
Tplayer
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what version of windows 7 do you have?
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also, do you have a wireless keyboard & mouse connected? If so, try disconnecting it and use a usb keyboard and mouse and then try the screen saver
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I am using Windows 7 Ultimate and yes I am using a wireless mouse and Keyboard.
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try using a usb keyboard and mouse instead and then retry the SS
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I'm on the road rnow but will try your suggestion when I get home.
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Ok I completely un-plugged the USB remote device from my PC and booted it up. I set the screen saver to start in 5 minutes but after about 15 minutes it has still doesn't kick on. Any other ideas?
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sorry about that, I tried it again and worked but to fix permenetly I had to install this microsoft update. Now everything works perfect.

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Install.aspx?referringpage=Home.aspx
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