If you are a fan of vintage Screen Savers Windows and you want to relive the glory days of Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME or XP, it's easy to install a free Microsoft vintage Screen Savers package.
To install the old Screen Savers in Windows 11, you must use an administrator account. You will copy files to the system directory C: \ Windows \ System32, which is protected by Windows. If you do not use an administrator account, you can switch to one temporarily. Or if you have access to another administrator account on the machine, you can grant access to your account administrator.
First, visit the Internet Archive website and download this ZIP package with 7 classic Screen Savers from classic Windows installations. In the file, you will find a total of 10 screensavers (SCR) files, but three are screensavers that already exist in Windows 11. Here is a list of the "new" vintage you will add:
3D FlowerBox: A colorful cube that transforms into a flower shape and bounces around.
3D Flying Objects: Choose from many XNUMXD objects that bounce on the screen.
3D Maze (OpenGL): A XNUMXD maze in first person view.
3D Pipes: 3D tubes appear randomly on your screen, filling it.
Flying Windows: Similar to "Starfield", but with Windows logos instead of stars.
Marquee: Enter a phrase and it will move on the screen from left to right.
Starfield: Simulates flying in space. A classic Screen Saver.
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The ZIP file is called Windows XP and 98 Screensavers (1) .zip. In unit "Download optionsOn his page Internet Archive, click on the link "ZIP".
Then open the folder "Downloads”And double-click the file Screensavers (1) .zip of Windows XP and 98. In the Screensavers folder of Windows XP and 98, click and drag (or press Ctrl + A) to select all SCR files with your mouse pointer. Right-click on the selected file group and select "Copy».
Then open a window File exploration and go to C: \ Windows \. Right click on the folder System32 and select "Paste».
Windows will export and copy the SCR screen savers to C: \ Windows \ System32. When done, open the menu Inception and search for “Screen saver”And then click on“Change Screen Saver”In the results.
A window will open "Screen saver settings“. Use the drop-down menu to select the screen saver you want to use. You can also preview any selected screen saver with the "Button"Preview".
After selecting the Screen Saver you want to use, enter a time interval in minutes in the “Stand by”And then click on“OK“. When the set time has elapsed, the screensaver will be activated automatically.
Later, the screen saver will disappear as soon as you move your mouse or press a key on keyboard you.