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    Screensavers when logged off (XP HOME)

    Is it possible to use/substitute a screensaver of choice rather than the default Win XP screensaver when you are not logged on?

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    Re: Screensavers when logged off (XP HOME)

    How do you get on a XP machine with out logging in?

    You may NOT be using a password, but you are logged in <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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

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    Re: Screensavers when logged off (XP HOME)

    Jeff, is this what you are looking for?

    The short answer to your question is yes.
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    Re: Screensavers when logged off (XP HOME)

    Dave,

    I do use a password to login with. What I'm referring to is when I reboot or log off, the screensaver that is displayed by default is what I want to be able to change. Mark provided what I was looking for. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Screensavers when logged off (XP HOME)

    Mark,

    Close enough. There were 2 or 3 places in the Registry that needed to be changed to make it work. The location was in a slightly different location than what the article said too. Obviously the difference is between Win 2000 and Win XP Home. But it gave me a big jump and all is now the way I had hoped it would be. Thanks for the tip. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: Screensavers when logged off (XP HOME)

    Mega- <img src=/S/cool.gif border=0 alt=cool width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=7 height=22>

    Glad it worked....and we both learned something new too!
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    Re: Screensavers when logged off (XP HOME)

    Jeff ~

    I don't think you need to go through all that trouble. I have had complete success on two machines in Home & Pro by simply naming an .scr screensaver of your choice 'logon.scr' on your desktop and then move it to C:WINDOWSsystem32logon.scr. You will receive a dialogue box with the option to replace the existing file and *Voila!*

    This way you can change them at will w/o a new registry hack pathname.

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    Re: Screensavers when logged off (XP HOME)

    Also, Pilgrim, if you download LogonStudio, you can very easily replace and create your own log on screens. It is amazing what you can do. There are links to Deviant Art to download pre-fabbed log ons if you don't wish to bother making them and they are very good. They are all free as it seems to be a contest who can make the coolest, nicest, or otherwise interesting facade.

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