How to Use Classic Screen Savers on Windows 11?


What is the Screen Savers?

A screensaver is a computer program that can turn on after a period of user inactivity (when you leave your computer). It was first used to prevent damage to older monitors but is now used as a way to avoid viewing desktop contents while the user is away.

It generally does not save energy. Certain graphics-intensive screen savers can cause the computer to burn twice as much energy and may prevent a computer from entering sleep mode.

If you wish to use Classic Screen Savers on Windows 11, this risewindows post will guide you on how to do it.

How to Install Vintage Screensaver Pack on Windows 11?

To install the vintage screensaver pack on Windows 11, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, browse the Internet Archive website and then download this ZIP pack of 7 classic screensavers.

Step 2. Now, right-click on the downloaded zip file and select the Extract All option to copy its contents into a folder.

So, you will find ten screensavers (SCR) files in that folder. Out of them, three screensavers are already present in Windows 11. So, you will get these seven new screensavers:-

  • 3D FlowerBox
  • 3D Flying Objects
  • 3D Maze (OpenGL)
  • 3D Pipes
  • Flying Windows
  • Marquee
  • Starfield

Step 3. After that, open File Explorer and navigate to the “C:\Windows\System32” folder.

Step 4. Lastly, copy and paste the screensaver files into System 32 folder.

Step 5. After completing the above steps, click on the Start button and type Screen saver. Click on the Change screen saver option from the available results.

Step 6. Once you complete the above steps, the “Screen Saver Settings” window will open. You can select the desired screensaver you’d like to use using the drop-down menu. You can also preview any selected screensaver using the Preview button.

After selecting the desired screensaver, enter a time in minutes into the “Wait” box and click “OK.” When the time you set elapses, your screensaver will activate automatically. The screensaver will disappear when you move your mouse or press a key on your keyboard.

That’s it for the article.

Good luck & Stay healthy.!!!

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