How to Download and Install Classic Screen Savers in Windows 11?

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Those who love to use classic screensavers will be benefited from this growupwindows article. You can download and install a pack of vintage Microsoft screensavers for free if you miss glorious days of Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME, or XP.

To install old screensavers in Windows 11, you will need to login into an administrator account. After that, copy screen saver files into the protected directory “C:\Windows\System32.” That’s it. You can switch to old screensavers according to your needs.

How to Download and Install Vintage Screensaver Pack in Windows 11?

To download and install the vintage screensaver pack in Windows 11, do the following:-

Step 1. Very first, navigate the Internet Archive website and then download this ZIP pack of 7 classic screensavers.

Step 2. Then right-click on the downloaded zip file and select the Extract All option to copy its contents into a new folder.

In the folder, you will get ten screensavers (SCR) files. Out of them, three screensavers are already present in Windows 11. So, you will get these seven new screensavers:-

  • 3D FlowerBox
  • 3D Flying Objects
  • 3D Maze (OpenGL)
  • 3D Pipes
  • Flying Windows
  • Marquee
  • Starfield

Step 3. When you are ready, launch File Explorer and then navigate to the “C:\Windows\System32” directory.

Step 4. Finally, copy and paste the screensaver files in the “System32” folder.

Step 5. When you’re done, click on the Start button and search for Screen saver. Click on the top entry Change screen saver in the available search results.

Step 6. After completing the above steps, the “Screen Saver Settings” window opens. From the drop-down menu of “Screen Saver,” select the desired screensaver you’d like to use. If you wish, you can preview any selected screensaver using the Preview button.

After selecting the screensaver, enter a time in minutes into the “Wait” box and then click the “OK” button. When the time you set passes, the selected screensaver will activate automatically. To exit the screensaver, move your mouse or press a key on your keyboard.

Good luck.

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