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    Win 9.x screensavers on XP? (XP Home)

    The selection of screensavers that come with XP is rather paltry, so I copied over a couple of the screensavers from my Win 98SE box to my XP box but they won't work? The 2 that I like and would like to use are "Underwater" and "Dangerous Creatures". Both of these have two files; a ".scr" file and a ".dll" file. I pasted them both into the Windows/System32 folder, where all the other screensavers are located, but nada.

    Does anyone know if what I am wanting to do is possible to do?

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    Re: Win 9.x screensavers on XP? (XP Home)

    Those two are from the Windows Plus package and will not run without the full program, This version of Windows Plus will not run on XP, as XP has it own, which does not include these two screen savers.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Win 9.x screensavers on XP? (XP Home)

    Not only that it requires 16 megs of ram on the graphics card to install of it. The games and the real neet screen scavers will not load if you do NOT have this much ram as a minimum <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Win 9.x screensavers on XP? (XP Home)

    Figures! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> And if I want the "Plus!" package for XP I will have to shell out $19.95 U.S. (converts to $39,450 Canadian).

    Thanks for the info. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Win 9.x screensavers on XP? (XP Home)

    Well, for the first time ever, that wouldn't be a problem with 512 megs DDR RAM and Nvidia GeForce2 mx MX400 64 meg video card. But it's just not worth the money, IMHO. I mean, screensavers are rarely seen, right? <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15> They are activated when you aren't sitting at your PC. <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/rofl2.gif>
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    Re: Win 9.x screensavers on XP? (XP Home)

    And what's more...

    When you buy the XP-Plus! package, it doesn't include any games -
    Rather, it includes trial versions of three games. What a ripoff.
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    Re: Win 9.x screensavers on XP? (XP Home)

    The copy I have have full functional games and nothing about them being trail versions.

    Where did you get your copy?

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    Re: Win 9.x screensavers on XP? (XP Home)

    We may have some confusion here. I have the PLus! pack and the games are fully functional - except that not all of the levels are there. They are very much demos that are intended to get you to buy the "whole thing" (not unlike the fish screen saver). For some people those first few levels are probably plenty (I among them) and other folks probably wish there was MORE. I was hoping for more color schemes, so that's where I was disappointed....and then WindowBlinds came along with an XP compatible version... <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Win 9.x screensavers on XP? (XP Home)

    Ok, I found that Labyrinth has some blocked levels. But I also found that there are updates to this came and the CD Label program at the Windows Plus web page. This does NOT unblock the levels.

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    Re: Win 9.x screensavers on XP? (XP Home)

    Dave: Maybe I didn't read the box as well as I should have, but I paid $40 for my copy of Plus! and I expected more than a typical shareware CD, where they show you a few levels of a game in hopes that you will pay more for the entire package later. $4.99 would've been more appropriate.
    <hr>Upgrading HyperBowl
    The version of HyperBowl included in Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP contains two of the six lanes available with the HyperBowl game and is designed for a single player.

    When upgrading your HyperBowl game, you can chose up to four additional lanes and support for as many as four players at one time. For information about upgrading to the additional four lanes and multiplayer support in HyperBowl, see the Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP page on the Microsoft Web site.<hr>
    <hr>Upgrading The Labyrinth
    The version of The Labyrinth included in Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP contains only some of the functionality of the full game.

    This version contains two modes: Arcade and Race the Clock. The full version includes the My Labyrinth mode, which enables you to create and modify custom modes.

    The full version contains five themes, 60 levels, and 24 balls.

    For information about upgrading to the full version of The Labyrinth, see the Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP page on the Microsoft Web site.<hr>


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