Delete Unwanted Screen Savers Loaded with XP

Posted in Windows XP by Community Submission

If anyone else was wondering how to get rid of the annoying Screen Savers that Microsoft feels you have to have with XP they made it a little more difficult than normal.

1. First delete the screen savers you want to get rid of in either C:\Windows\system32\dllcache or depending on if or how you installed the Service Pack(s) also in C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386. (To see these folders you must have "Show hidden files and folders" checked and "Hide protected operating system files" unchecked in Folder Options > View .)

2. Delete the screen savers in C:\Windows\system32 (always assuming your XP is installed in C:\Windows). If you have omitted step 1. Windows file protection will replace the files within seconds.

Voila---no more Screen Savers!!!!


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