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Is there a way turn off my Windows 7 screen saver using a Powershell script?
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Meir Rivkin earned 1600 total points
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set-item -path 'HKCU:\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveActive' -value 0

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you will need to reboot the machine to apply changes
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by:LesterJebson
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Sedgwick,

This looks very close but it's giving me an error when I try to run it.  Is the syntax above correct?

Set-Item : The registry key at the specified path does not exist.
At C:\Temp\FixScreenSaver.ps1:1 char:9
+ set-item <<<<  -path 'HKCU:\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveActive' -value 0
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (HKEY_CURRENT_US...creenSaveActive:String) [Set-Item], ArgumentException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.ArgumentException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetItemCommand

Thank you
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by:LesterJebson
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Sedgwick,

Thank you so much!  I slightly modified your example and it worked great.  This Powershell command turns off the screen saver.

set-ItemProperty -path 'HKCU:\Control Panel\Desktop' -name ScreenSaveActive -value 0
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by:LesterJebson
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Thank you!
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