On Windows 10, the screen saver feature is not enabled by default. But you can customize screen saver features like enable and disable screen saver feature on windows 10. you can also do it on windows 10/8/7.
When you share your computer with others like friends or family members and want to lock out your favorite screensaver so that nobody can change it, it’s possible by screen saver feature; you don’t need a third-party application.
In this risewindows article, we will guide you on how to Stop Users from Changing Screen Saver in Windows 10 / 8 / 7.
There are at least two ways to Stop Users from Changing Screen Saver in Windows 10 / 8 / 7.These are as follows:-
- Using Group Policy Editor
- Via Windows Registry
How to Restrict Users from Changing Screen Saver Using Group Policy?
To Restrict Users from Changing Screen Saver Using Group Policy, do the following steps:-
Step 1. Firstly, Press the
Step 2. Then, In the Run box, type the following and click the
Step 3. In the left side pane of the Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the following:-
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization
Step 4. Next, On the right side pane, look for the policy “Prevent changing screen saver.”
Step 5. Double-click on the policy “Prevent changing screen saver” to open its settings. Select
Step 6. Click
Step 7. Click
When you complete the above steps, individual or all users will be unable to change the Screen Saver on your PC. The change is immediate, so you don’t need to restart your computer.
Note: If you use Windows Home Edition or cannot open the Local Group Policy, please use Registry Editor’s second method.
How to Prevent Users from Changing Screen Saver via Windows Registry?
To restrict users from changing the Screen Saver via windows registry, do the following steps:-
Step 1. Firstly, Open the Run command box by pressing the
Step 2. Then, In the Run dialog box, type in Regedit and click
If the User Account Control dialog box appears, click the
Now, the Registry Editor window opens.
Step 3. From the left pane of Registry Editor, steer the following key:-
Step 4. Next, Right-click on the Policies key, select the
Step 5. Right-click on the newly created key and name it
Step 6. After that, right-click on the System key, select
Step 7. The above action will create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value on the right side pane of the System key. Rename it to
Step 8. Then, On the right-side pane, double-click on NoDispScrSavPage to open its properties. Change the value from 0 to
Step 9. Click
Step 10. Then, Close the
Step 11. At last, Reboot your computer or laptop.
After the above steps, individual or all users will be unable to change the Screen Saver on your PC.
When you try to change the screen saver on Windows 10 by navigating to Settings apps >> Personalization >> Lock Screen and clicking on the link “Screen saver settings,” you will get the following screen:-