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Disable a Screen Saver in Windows 8

By Arun Choudhary on September 22, 2012
This article describes how to disable a Screen Saver in Windows 8.
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Introduction

In this article we are explaining how to disable a Screen Saver in Windows 8. Disable the Screen Saver to help you prevent issues and interruptions of other programs. You want to enable or disable it with the help of gpedit.msc and the following steps; you can type in the search box Metro UI. If you find the search box, you click or move the cursor on the right bottom and click on the search box which shows below in the picture. If the Screen Saver is disabled, you cannot change the Screen Saver. If the Screen Saver is enabled then you can change the Screen Saver. A Screen Saver provides a moving picture that appears on your Computer Screen. A Screen Saver gives your Computer a smart look. If you want to open the Screen Saver Settings, you can type "Screen Saver Settings" in the search box under settings.

How to Disable Screen Saver in Windows 8

Step 1

You can move to the right-bottom and click on the search box.

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Step 2

After opening the search box, you can type the gpedit.msc in the application tab and click on gpedit.msc.

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Step 3

After clicking on the gpedit.msc a new window will be opened as shown below.

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Step 4

In User Configuration choose subcategory Administrative Template and choose Control Panel and choose Personalized and then click on Personalized. In the Personalization category, you click on Enable Screen Server.

User Configuration << Administrative Templates << Control Panel << Personalization

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Step 5

In this step right-click on Enable Screen Saver and click on edit.

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Step 6

In this, you can choose the Disabled Button option and then click on the apply or ok Button. The Screen Saver is disabled. You will not be able to change the Screen Saver.

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Step 7

Disabled Screen Saver Settings look like as given below.

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Arun Choudhary

Arun is very much interested in Microsoft & Life Style Accessory Design and Working with Microsoft Technologies. His expert areas are C# .NET, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, SQL Server, HTML, Window 7 etc....I have done MCA. Insp... Read more

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