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How do you disable the screensaver and prevent the screen from going dark? Thanks.


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I guess you want to do it unattended.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"SCRNSAVE.EXE"=hex(2):00,00


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Just because I read you question a little differently. You can set the power management to presentation mode, which will keep the display "Always On" with the following reg key
this line is from a config script that I use in my build
oshell.regwrite "HKCU\Control Panel\PowerCfg\CurrentPowerPolicy", "2", "REG_SZ"


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I guess you want to do it unattended.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"SCRNSAVE.EXE"=hex(2):00,00

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Yes, I wanted to do it unattendedly :).

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Just because I read you question a little differently. You can set the power management to presentation mode, which will keep the display "Always On" with the following reg key
this line is from a config script that I use in my build

oshell.regwrite "HKCU\Control Panel\PowerCfg\CurrentPowerPolicy", "2", "REG_SZ"

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Actually I want to set it to 5 minutes now. So after 5 minutes of inactivitiy, the screen will go into powersaving mode. Can you provide me the registry tweak for that? Thanks.

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

"ActiveWndTrkTimeout"=dword:00000000

"AutoEndTasks"="1"

"CaretWidth"=dword:00000001

"CoolSwitch"="1"

"CoolSwitchColumns"="7"

"CoolSwitchRows"="3"

"CursorBlinkRate"="530"

"DragFullWindows"="1"

"DragHeight"="4"

"DragWidth"="4"

"FontSmoothing"="2"

"FontSmoothingOrientation"=dword:00000001

"FontSmoothingType"=dword:00000002

"ForegroundFlashCount"=dword:00000003

"ForegroundLockTimeout"=dword:0012cb4c

"GridGranularity"="0"

"HungAppTimeout"="100"

"LowPowerActive"="0"

"LowPowerTimeOut"="0"

"MenuShowDelay"="90"

"PaintDesktopVersion"=dword:00000000

"Pattern"="(None)"

"PowerOffActive"="0"

"PowerOffTimeOut"="0"

"ScreenSaverIsSecure"="0"

; This is what you want time is in seconds so 600 = ten minutes

"ScreenSaveTimeOut"="600" This is what

; set to 1 to activate screen saver 

"ScreenSaveActive"="0"

"SCRNSAVE.EXE"=hex(2):00,00

"TileWallpaper"="0"

"UserPreferencesMask"=hex:9e,3e,07,80

"WaitToKillAppTimeout"="1000"

"Wallpaper"="C:\\WINDOWS\\\\Web\\\\Wallpaper\\\\Bliss.bmp"

"WallpaperStyle"="2"

"OriginalWallpaper"=hex(2):43,00,3a,00,5c,00,57,00,49,00,4e,00,44,00,4f,00,57,\

  00,53,00,5c,00,5c,00,57,00,65,00,62,00,5c,00,5c,00,57,00,61,00,6c,00,6c,00,\

  70,00,61,00,70,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,5c,00,42,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,73,00,2e,\

  00,62,00,6d,00,70,00,00,00

"WheelScrollLines"="3"

"FontSmoothingGamma"=dword:000003e8

"SmoothScroll"=dword:00000000


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It doesn't work for me.

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i use this and works for me
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

"ScreenSaveActive"="0"

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i use this and works for me

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ScreenSaveActive"="0"


No man, it doesn't work for me either. Am I the only one experiencing this problem? I don't understand why it's so difficult to disable the screensaver.

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Try this:
 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

Disable screensavers

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ScreenSaveActive"="0"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"SCRNSAVE.EXE"=""
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ScreenSaveActive"="0"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
"SCRNSAVE.EXE"=""

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why not instal new windows set desktop like u want reboot en then copy the ntuser.dat file en let instal unnattended en then all new user wil have the settings u did on the first or use sumthing like regshot tho get changes made always take regshot en then do changes reboot pc en then take second regshot en compare most user settings aint stored till the user logs off
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bump!

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bump!

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bump!


haha, sgt, you have such bad luck! You have quite a number of things that don't work for you only but work for others.

Try this:

1) run GPEDIT.MSC
2) Browse to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Display
3) Set "Screen Saver" to "Disabled"
4) Exit GPEDIT.MSC

Your screensaver should now be greyed out, therefore disabled.

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If LGPO (Local Group Policy Objects) don't work for you either, then IT REALLY IS YOUR PROBLEM!

Switch to Mac.... :rolleyes:
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bump!


haha, sgt, you have such bad luck! You have quite a number of things that don't work for you only but work for others.

Try this:

1) run GPEDIT.MSC
2) Browse to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Display
3) Set "Screen Saver" to "Disabled"
4) Exit GPEDIT.MSC

Your screensaver should now be greyed out, therefore disabled.

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If LGPO (Local Group Policy Objects) don't work for you either, then IT REALLY IS YOUR PROBLEM!

Switch to Mac.... :rolleyes:


Believe me this is driving me nuts. Do you have a registry setting for that?

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I just did a test for this and is it just me or that these registry settings don't work with an unattended install? If I activate the registry tweaks after Windows is done installing, the tweak will work. It won't work when Windows is loading up all of my tweaks during the T-13 status.

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bump! When are you guys applying this tweak? I try to apply it at the same time as any other registry tweaks and this still doesn't work for me.

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Hey,

Are you applying it within cmdlines.txt - you should.

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Hey,

Are you applying it within cmdlines.txt - you should.

laze.


Yes I am. I use cmdlines.txt to initiate my registry tweak file. All other registry tweaks are activated, but the screensaver is not. I don't understand why.

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Guys, I really need your help. How is it possible that some of you are able to get this working and yet I can't?

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Hey,

So we can be 100% certain you're doing everything right, can you post your cmdlines.txt and associated registry file for us to see? Also can you tell us the location these files are in on your install, for example \$OEM$\?

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