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Q: How can I remove a screensaver from the Display Properties list?

A: Windows shows a list of available screen savers in the Display control panel. To choose a screensaver, go to Start, choose Settings, and select Control Panel. Double-click the Display control panel and click the Screensaver tab.

Windows scans the Windows directory and its subfolders for files that end in .SCR and generates a list of screensavers.

To eliminate a screen saver from the list, find the associated .SCR file and delete it. Better yet, change the file extension from .SCR to .SCR.OLD. It will disappear from the list. To return it to the list, remove the .OLD.

Sometimes the .SCR file has a different name from the screen saver itself. Before you delete or rename a .SCR file, right-click on it and select Properties. The full screensaver name is listed next to Description.

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