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Computer my pc is showing a weird msg as a screen saver. I tried to change the screen saver, but when i go to display where i usually change the settings for screen saver, the tab is not there anymore, I can't ever set the monitor energy saver the whole tab is gone. what happend??

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  • 1dhsmom Jun 26, 2008

    thanks for your responce,

    I tried it, but it tells me windows can not find gpedit.msc

    so i can't get to this?

  • 1dhsmom Jun 26, 2008

    No, is windows xp. home edition

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Security Policy is hinding screen saver tab.
Go to Start Menu
Click on "Run"
type: gpedit.msc
click OK
User configuration
- Administrative Templates
- Control Panel
- Display
Look at Hide Screen Saver tab
make sure it is set to disable.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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  • Abdul Qayyum
    Abdul Qayyum Jun 26, 2008

    Please rate my solution.

  • Abdul Qayyum
    Abdul Qayyum Jun 26, 2008

    Are you using Windos Vista?

  • Abdul Qayyum
    Abdul Qayyum Jun 26, 2008

    (gpedit.msc) is not available in Windows Vista Home and Vista Home Premium.

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This isnt a tweak, but a great little feature! For a great way to put your digital photos to work, try creating a slide show presentation for use as a screen saver. Here's how:
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