1.    14 Dec 2015 #1
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    Screensaver not working after update


    I updated today from Windows 7 to 10, and everything seems to be working great except for a screensaver I purchased a few years ago. I know it's a relatively minor problem, but it worked fine on 7.

    The screensaver worked by taking a screenshot when initialized, and displayed various effects over that image.

    Now when I attempt to run the screensaver I get the following error:

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    The original developer doesn't seem to be in existence anymore, so I was hoping someone here might have an idea of how to solve this issue? I'm not running any other programs whatsoever, so I wonder if a core Windows process is now interfering with this?

    If anyone has an idea on how I might get this old screensaver running again I'd greatly appreciate it!
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  2.    15 Dec 2015 #2
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.125

    Hello and welcome!

    I can't say I have any particular knowledge of this program but you could well be right that a Windows process is trying to interfere. Since it is likely to be a windows screensaver or picture setting it might be worth turning off any screensavers, restarting the PC and then re-enabling the screensaver to see if this makes a difference.

    A good tutorial to follow is here:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...0-a.html?ltr=S
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  3.    15 Dec 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 View Post
    Hello and welcome!

    I can't say I have any particular knowledge of this program but you could well be right that a Windows process is trying to interfere. Since it is likely to be a windows screensaver or picture setting it might be worth turning off any screensavers, restarting the PC and then re-enabling the screensaver to see if this makes a difference.

    A good tutorial to follow is here:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...0-a.html?ltr=S
    Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately this didn't seem to do anything, and I'm still getting the same error message. Any other ideas?
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  4.    15 Dec 2015 #4

    Sorry if this is probably not the answer you were looking for, but I am wondering why you are using a screensaver in 2015.

    Screensavers were originally designed to guard against monitor bleed back in the early days of monochrome screens.

    These days that is not a problem and you could save yourself a small amount of electricity bill by simply turning the monitor off when you're not using it for some time.
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  5.    15 Dec 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    Sorry if this is probably not the answer you were looking for, but I am wondering why you are using a screensaver in 2015.

    Screensavers were originally designed to guard against monitor bleed back in the early days of monochrome screens.

    These days that is not a problem and you could save yourself a small amount of electricity bill by simply turning the monitor off when you're not using it for some time.
    That's a fair point for sure. However I will say that even though screensavers are no longer necessary, they do offer a visual customization that I personally enjoy, along with the ability to choose a wallpaper image or change the taskbar color.

    Not having a screensaver isn't a big issue for me overall, just thought I would pose the question in case someone had an idea on how to fix this particular one.
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  6.    16 Dec 2015 #6

    So back to your problem, the error seems to indicate that you are running another graphically intense application. Can you remember what programs you were running at the time.
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  7.    15 Jan 2016 #7
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    Sorry if this is probably not the answer you were looking for, but I am wondering why you are using a screensaver in 2015.

    Screensavers were originally designed to guard against monitor bleed back in the early days of monochrome screens.

    These days that is not a problem and you could save yourself a small amount of electricity bill by simply turning the monitor off when you're not using it for some time.
    There's a security benefit. When I walk away from my machine I need it to eventually initiate the screensaver with a logon requirement. No use relying on remembering to lock the screen.
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