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Where can I get a screensaver like the "My Pictures Slideshow" on XP which works on Windows 7 ?

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  • The screensaver options on Microsoft 7 are grossly inferior to those provided on XP.

    I want a screensaver that shows photos from a file on my PC in a VARYING random order, not always the same order.

    I want a screensaver that does NOT resize photos so they are all huge and (originally) "smaller" pictures look all blurry.

    I want a screensaver that has varying transitions like the "My Pictures Slideshow" that was on Windows XP not just one choice of (really lumpen, unsubtle) change from one photo to another, again and again.

    Windows 7 is a real dog.  Really inflexible and apparently designed for people who have no knowledge of computing whatsoever.  Infuriating in its inflexibility.

    Does anyone know how I can get the Windows XP style "My Pictures Slideshow" screensaver loaded on Windows 7?

    Or is this just another example of Microsoft enforcing backward steps whether people like it or not?  :( 
    • Moved by David WoltersModerator Tuesday, February 08, 2011 5:39 PM Moving to a more appropriate forum (From:Office 2007 Application Compatibility)
    Monday, February 22, 2010 6:15 PM

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  • From a Windows XP (mine is 32-bit w/ SP3), copy the ssmypics.scr file from "%windir%\system32" folder (mine is C:\Windows\system32) to your Windows 7 "%windir%\system32" folder (mine is C:\Windows\system32). I successfully used the ssmypics.scr file on both 32 & 64 bit versions of Windows 7. The screen saver behaves exactly as it did in Windows XP. Good luck.

     

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    Tuesday, February 08, 2011 3:14 AM