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Discus and support Running a windows XP screensaver on Windows 10 in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi everyone, I came across this forum while troubleshooting and I am hoping someone might be able to help me. I am trying to enable an old screensaver... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Smartish, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. Smartish Win User

    Running a windows XP screensaver on Windows 10


    Hi everyone, I came across this forum while troubleshooting and I am hoping someone might be able to help me. I am trying to enable an old screensaver from 2005 (Win XP era) to run on my Win10 home PC.

    It is called Rainy Screensaver from Elastic Systems (now defunct.) I loved this screensaver and I would love to be able to use it again. I have it installed and registered (legitimate license) on my computer running win 10 Pro (version 2004). The screensaver previews properly in the screensaver thumbnail window, I can open the config tool and adjust the display settings, and I have the .scr file in the system32 folder. When I try to run the screensaver, I get an error that reads "Rainy Screensaver could not draw to this display. Another graphically intensive application is running that has frequent or exclusive access to the display. Rainy Screensaver won't run while this application is active." I have no apps running currently.

    Would anyone know a trick to running legacy screensavers? I would be thrilled to be able to run this again. I would also like to add that I re-downloaded the exe today and installed it on a win7 laptop and it worked without any issues.

    Thank you for reading, and thank you even more if you can give me any advice.

    :)
     
    Smartish, Mar 25, 2021
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    Running a windows XP screensaver on Windows 10

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    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

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