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My screen saver won't come. I see a preview on it, but it won't come on automatically. I saw on a help page that Media Center might be causing a problem with it, as I recently added my own music to my computer. What can I do to get my screen saver to work once again?

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Try some different screen saver and check the problem persists or not

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Screen saver wallpaper


To set or change a screen saver in XP

1.

Open Display in Control Panel.

2.

On the Screen Saver tab, under Screen saver, click a screen saver in the list.

FOR WINDOWS VISTA & 7

  1. Open Screen Saver Settings by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_47.png, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Screen Saver.

  2. Under Screen saver, in the drop-down list, click the screen saver you want to use.

Click Preview to see what your chosen screen saver will look like.

Click OK.

Also make sure "On resume, display login screen" is unchecked.

Jan 16, 2013 | PC Desktops

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Configure XBOX with Media Center


Windows Media Center setup on your Xbox 360 Begin by connecting your Xbox 360 to your home network. The Introduction to Home Networking guide on the Xbox website will provide information if you're setting up a network for the first time or if you need some guidance for adding the Xbox 360 to your existing home network.

Once your Xbox 360 is connected to your network, begin the Windows Media Center setup process by pressing the green button on your remote control (if you have one), or use your game controller to select the Media Center option from the Media tab in the Xbox 360 on-screen menu.

You are asked if you want to connect your Xbox 360 to a PC running Windows Media Center in Windows Vista. Select the Media Center option to continue.

Once your Windows Vista-based PC has been detected, your Xbox 360 will display an eight-digit code. Write down this code on a piece of paper, and then go to your Windows Vista-based PC.
Note: When connecting to a Windows Vista-based PC, you do not need to select Continue or download additional software.
Add your Xbox 360 as an Extender to your Windows Vista-based PC Important: During the setup process, the Windows Firewall is automatically configured to enable your Windows Media Center Extender to connect to your Windows Vista-based PC. If you're using extra security software that includes a non-Microsoft firewall, you may need to manually configure your firewall to ensure a successful setup and connection.

With your eight-digit code in hand, begin by selecting Windows Media Center from the Start menu in Windows Vista. From the Windows Media Center menu, select Tasks, and then select Add Extender. This will begin a simple, step-by-step path that will add your Xbox 360 to your Windows Vista-based PC. During this setup process, you will be asked to provide the eight-digit setup key you received from your Xbox 360.
Click through this preview of the setup to familiarize yourself with the process.

The Extender Setup screen provides an introduction of the steps you'll go through to add an Extender to your Windows Vista-based PC. Click Next to start the process.

Enter the eight-digit setup key you received from your Xbox 360 (the one that you wrote down on your piece of paper, right?), and then click Next.

The setup process will need to make changes to your Windows Vista-based PC settings to establish the connection to the Xbox 360. Click Next to continue.

Review the information provided about Away Mode. Make your selection, and then click Next.

The setup process will ask if you would like to share media with the Extender. Select Yes (recommended) to share media folders, and then click Next. If you are using User Account Control, you'll see a User Account Control dialog box that will seek your permission to run the Windows Media Center Extender Configuration. Select Continue to grant permission.

Your PC will now go through the remaining steps to configure itself and establish the connection to your Xbox 360.


That's it! You're done! When you're finished with the PC setup, go back to your Xbox 360, and start enjoying access to all of the digital entertainment stored on your Windows Vista–based PC through your Xbox 360.
Optimize your home network The quality of your entertainment experience, especially video playback, is dependent on having a reliable and high-performance home network. To help ensure the best performance, we recommend that you run the Windows Media Center Extender Network Performance Tuner during the setup process on your PC. The Network Tuner provides very specific feedback on your network, as well as tips to solve any potential problems.
You can click through the preview of the Network Performance Tuner to familiarize yourself with the process.

The Network Performance Tuner runs diagnostics on your home network and provides feedback on potential issues that would make your Windows Media Center experience less than optimal.

When analyzing the network, the Network Tuner provides specific feedback based on all of the components connected to your network.

The Network Tuner provides feedback on the types of media that your network may have trouble handling effectively and suggests corrective actions than can help to solve the problem

The Network Tuner also looks for performance issues related to how your network is set up. In this case, the fact that the Windows Vista-based PC and the Xbox 360 are both connected wirelessly to the router may cause performance issues. You'll only see these warnings screens when the Network Tuner has detected a problem.

Real-time feedback is offered through the Network Tuner, so you can see if the adjustments you make to your network improve the performance.

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Shrey

on Dec 17, 2009 | PC Desktops

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It appears that my screen saver has not been enabled. If I am away from my desk for an extended period the screen saver is not activated.


To enable the screen saver in Windows XP, right-click on the desktop and choose Properties. Click on the screen saver tab and choose a screen saver. Set the wait time, click Apply and Ok and you're done. for Windows Vista and 7, use the following directions from :http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-screen-saver
  1. Open Screen Saver Settings by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Screen Saver.

  2. Under Screen saver, in the drop-down list, click the screen saver you want to use.

  3. Click Preview to see what your chosen screen saver will look like.

  4. Click OK.

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I don't know how to change my screen saver


  • Click the Start menu button. Next, click on Settings and then on Control Panel.

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    Double-click on the Display icon (or on the word Display). This opens a window called Display Properties.

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    Click on Screen Saver. You will see a window with choices related to your screen saver.

  • 4

    Click on the Screen Saver list box to view the screen savers that are currently installed on your computer . Select the one you want by clicking on it.

  • 5

    Click Settings to adjust factors such as the speed, size and color of the screen saver that you want to use.

  • 6

    Click the Preview button to view your new screen saver. If you are not satisfied, go back and change the settings or select a new screen saver from the list of those available.

  • 7

    Decide if you want to password-protect the screen saver or to set the amount of time that will elapse before the screen saver comes on, and enter those changes.

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    When you are satisfied, click O

  • Oct 16, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    How do I set the time between pictures on my screen. I want a 30 second timing. This is for the screen savers with 6 pictures. Thanks


    1. Right click on your Desktop
    2. Click properties.
    3. Click the Screen Saver tab.
    4. Click settings.
    5. Move slider under "How often my pictures change" to 30 secs.
    6. Click ok and then apply.
    7. Select preview to test your new settings.

    Aug 22, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    Nonfunctioning screensaver for Windows Vista Desktop


    Click on the Settings on your screen saver.

    Also make sure you have a time listed in the "wait" column. It may be set too high "in Minutes"

    My suggestion is try one of the preloaded screen savers such as Windows Logo and set time "wait" to one minute to see if the screen saver you are using is at fault.

    Jun 01, 2009 | PC Desktops

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    I have a Gateway notebook computer with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition. I have set up user accounts with passwords. I am on the admin. account. If I am logged on and don't do anything with the...


    The prpblem is your screen saver settings. The screen saver is password protected, which means when your computers screen saver is active and you start to use it again you have to sign back in. Beside the minutes settings there is a box that if it is check off than it dislays the log in screen, uncheck that box and your good to go.

    Let me know how you made out.
    Good luck.

    Jan 11, 2009 | Gateway PC Desktops

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    Evesham ebox - Sleep function


    Hi, Azrul here, from Malaysia. You can disable the sleep function for your HP Media Center m7250n before connecting to tv.

    Go to control panel
    then go to display
    then go to power under the screen saver's tab
    then set your power options to never go to sleep at any settings.

    Dec 21, 2008 | HP Media Center m7250n (ED842AA) PC...

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    I get a blue screen that says my computer was shut down to protect from crashing, and it says it dumped my memory


    I recently saw a very tricky virus that made it look like my computer was getting blue screen of death. It was acutaly a virus that had replaced my screen saver. They had even faked the screens that made it look like it was rebooting. I had also been locked out of the screen saver functions so I couldn't turn it off.

    I booted in safe mode and removed the current screen saver.
    I also ran a full virus scan.

    Blue screens are normally caused by corrpted system files or faulty hardware.
    But I'd do the screen saver test first.

    Oct 20, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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    GET MY COMPUTER BACK TO DEMO SCREENSAVER


    Click on Start/Settings/Control Panel, then select "Display", then select the "Screen Saver" tab on top. In the "Screen Saver" section, use the drop down menu to select the screen saver you want (you can click on the "Preview" button to the right to see what each screen saver looks like before applying it)

    Aug 09, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

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