Wednesday, December 06, 2006

How to Disable Windows Login Screensaver

How to Disable Windows Login Screensaver

Have you ever been annoyed by the computer going into a screensaver before you've even logged in to it? This is a step-by-step guide to disabling this feature.


  1. Login to your computer as an amdinistrator account.
  2. Go to Start->Run
  3. Type regedit into the text box
  4. Navigate in the explorer like window to the section: HKEY_USERS -> .DEFAULT -> CONTROL PANEL -> DESKTOP
  5. Change the "ScreenSaveActive" value to 0 and "ScreenSaveTimeOut" value to 0


  • It is a good idea to backup the registry before you make any changes to it.
  • Do not edit any values in the registry unless you explicitly know what you are doing.


  • Editing the registry can make you computer completely unusable and inaccessible.

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