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Removing Screen Saver name from Screen saver list

1) I want to remove screen saver names from the Personalize screen saver list which are not working. I don't know how one is installed because it is in
foreign laungauge which i can't read.

2) The restore points are missing even after I created manully. When I restart it will vanish.

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  • prasanna2 Nov 08, 2008

    There is no options in the screen saver tab, Other screen savers are working fine. I want to remove two names which are not working ( They are not default ones ). Thanks for trying to help me.


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Right click on the desktop, select properties on the menu, then the screensaver tab to view what options you have. Vista is a royal pain with regards to whether you are in the administrator mode. Right click on the task you wish to execute and select 'run as administrator' menu option.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

  • Stephen Medley
    Stephen Medley Jan 29, 2009

    Do a full computer search for screensavers: type in *.scr. Also many functions in Vista require "elevation" which can be acheived by right clicking on the command your are accessing and choosing "Run as administrator.
     Sorry I misunderstood your problem which you later elaborated. I really was trying to help so if this helps please remove the Inappropriate rating. Steve


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