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My Win XP laptop has screensaver configuration enforced by a company wide domain settings. It turns on after 15 mins and locks the screen. This is very annoying when I want to watch a movie at home, because I've to move the mouse every 15 minutes to prevent locking the screen. Not even a media player setting to disable the screensaver helps here.

Is it possible to "hack" these settings somehow and turn the screensaver off when I need to?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

add a local user and log on as that, not the domain user. this should bypass domain policies.

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It worked! Thanks! – Matt Nov 9 '10 at 15:53
no problem...thx for the check – RobotHumans Nov 9 '10 at 17:22

Or you could also try an application that automatically moves the mouse on a set interval. I've never used one, but here is a Google search.

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