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How do you select or set up a downloaded screensaver on windows 10?

Is there a certain way to save the files as or to select them from the personalization menu?

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Anonymous11 months agoWindows 10 x64, Google Chrome


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  • Which screensaver are you trying to install?

    Generally, screensavers are packaged either as a .exe or a .zip file. The "exe" stands for executable, so if you downloaded a .exe file you can simply double-click it to execute the installation program, and then follow the instructions on the screen.

    A .zip, on the other hand, is a so-called archive file that can contain other files. On this site, there is usually only a single screensaver file within. Double-click the .zip file to show its contents. You then need to extract (copy) the screensaver file from the archive to a folder on your computer. Ideally, this would be the Windows folder on your hard drive (usually located at C:\Windows), because that is one of the places where Windows will automatically look for screensavers to show in the Screen Saver Settings panel, but it can also be any other folder. Once you have copied the screensaver file, open the folder, right-click the screensaver and select "Install". This will open the Screen Saver Settings panel, where the screensaver should be selected.

    Hope that helps. Let me know if it works and/or if you have further questions.

    A moderator edited this post 10 months ago.

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)11 months ago

  • Is there just a step by step tutorial online that I can view that just shows me what to do.
    P.S. The screensaver is "24 CTU Display 3"

    Anonymous11 months ago

  • I think I see what the problem is with the 24 CTU Display 3 screensaver. On Windows 10, nothing happens when you double-click the 24-ctu.exe file.

    Browse to your Downloads folder, then right-click the 24-ctu.exe file you downloaded and select "Run as administrator". The installation program should now pop up, and you can follow the instructions to install the screensaver.

    Thanks for posting, I've now updated the installation instructions for that screensaver.

    Let me know if you need any further assistance.

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)11 months ago

  • Thank you very much Rob! It does seem to work now. I appreciate the help.

    Anonymous11 months ago

  • Thank you very helpful to me too.

    Bryan7 months ago

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