Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Disabling the Windows Logon Screen Saver

Why

  • Screen savers are not necessary for virtual machines
  • Running screen savers wastes CPU resources
  • There is no interface option to disable the screen saver on the log on screen in Windows

To disable Windows Logon Screen Saver:

1. Click Start > Run, type regedit, click OK.
2. Locate the following registry key:

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop

3. Double-click the ScreenSaveActive string value item in the Details pane.
4. In the Value data box, replace the number 1 with the number 0, and then click OK.

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