Thursday, 7 June 2012
Get the Windows XP screen savers on Windows 7.
The Windows XP and screensavers will work on Windows 7,Windows Vista and Windows 8.And the Windows Vista screensavers will also work on Windows 7 and Windows 8.
The Windows XP screensavers are much better than the Windows 7 screensavers.And they have settings where you can customize the screensavers that are not in the Windows 7 screensavers. If you have a Windows XP computer you can install all of the Windows XP screensavers on Windows 7,Windows Vista and Windows 8. And also the two Windows Vista screensavers,Aurora and Windows Energy will work on both Windows 7 and Windows 8.
So here is how to install the Windows XP screensavers on Windows 7 and Windows 8.And also the Windows Vista screensavers on Windows 7 and Windows 8.
On Windows XP go to Windows/system32 folder and copy all of the screensavers to your desktop or My Documents folder. Then make a new folder,rename it XP Screensavers and copy and paste all of the screensavers into it.
Then right click with your mouse and select send to zipped folder.This creates a zip installer file.
Then transfer the zip file onto Windows 7,Windows Vista or Windows 8. Unblock the zip file and extract the files to Windows/System32 folder on Windows 7,Windows Vista or Windows 8.
The Windows XP scrensavers are now installed on Windows 7 and will now show up in the screen saver options.
But there is one more thing you need to do in order to get one of the XP screensavers,Mystify to work on Windows 7,Windows Vista and Windows 8.There is also a screensaver on Windows 7,Windows Vista and Windows 8 called Mystify. And so the Windows XP screensaver Mystify will not work until you delete the Windows 7 screensaver,Mystify.
To delete the Windows 7,Vista and Windows 8 screensaver Mystify,you need to install Unlocker to delete screensaver file. As the file is locked by Windows and so you cannot just delete it. So you need to use Unlocker to first unlock and then delete the file.
The Windows 7,Vista and Windows 8 screensaver file,Mystify can be found in Windows/System32 folder.Took for the file named Mystify and then delete it using Unlocker.
Now the Windows XP screensaver Mystify will now run on Windows 7,Windows Vista and Windows 8. And so will the rest of the screensavers you have installed from Windows XP. And you can adjust the settings just like you can on Windows XP.And the Windows XP screensavers will run alongside the Windows 7 screensavers.
But there are also two Windows Vista screensavers,Auora and Windows Energy that have been removed from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. But you can restore them on Windows 7 and Windows 8.
To install both Windows Vista screensavers on Windows 7 and Windows 7-On Windows Vista go to Windows/System 32 folder and look for the screensaver file Auora. The Windows Energy screensaver can be found under the name SSBranded also in Windows/System32 folder.And once restored on Windows 7 and Windows 8 the Windows Energy screensaver will be listed in the screensaver options as Branded.
Copy both the Auora and SSBranded sceensaver exe files onto Windows 7 and Windows 8. Unloblock the screensaver exe files and place them in the Windows/system32 folder,like you did with the Windows XP screensavers.
Both Windows Vista screensavers Auora and Branded(Windows Energy) are now installed on Windows 7 and Windows 8. And now you have all of the Windows XP and Windows Vista scrensavers as well as the Windows 7 screensavers on Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Images top,Windows XP screensaver on Windows 7. Windows XP screensavers settings work on Windows 7,Windows 8 and Windows Vista,as shown in picture.