Screensaver Settings Locked

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Desktop
Screen savers
Windows XP
I am running XP Pro SP2. The settings to change the screen saver time and log on are locked. How do I unlock these settings?
ASKED: March 19, 2009  10:19 PM
UPDATED: March 25, 2009  5:41 AM

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Sounds to me like its a group policy or domain controlled issue…in which case, your options are limited…

Try going to Microsoft Management Console (MMC),
then open Local Computer Policy, User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, and Display.

Chances are you won’t have the rights to do this, but if your I.T. administrator missed something, it’s possible that you will be able to do it.

Other than this option, I think you are out of luck, unless you contact your I.T. administrators and ask them about it.

Hope this helps!

-Schmidtw

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Also if this is not on a domain, you can go into control panel and right click display and click run as admin. If you know the admin password that is. That might help as well.

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  • Uncleluckey
    I am an administrator. My question is how do you navigate to the Microsoft Management Console?
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  • Sirong
    Manual Steps Using Windows XP Registry 1. Click Start and then Run. 2. Type regedit.exe in the Run dialog box. 3. Press ENTER on your keyboard. 4. Navigate to: HKCUSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsControl PanelDesktop 5. Right-click ScreenSaveTimeOut to select Delete. 6. Navigate to: HKLMSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsControl PanelDesktop 7. Right-click ScreenSaveTimeOut to select Delete. Quit the Registry Editor (Regedit.exe
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