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I am using Windows 7 Professional. I have the screensaver time property set to 8 minutes, but the screensaver starts after only 1 minute of inactivity.

I've tried increasing/decreasing the time but with no effect. Any ideas?

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I think the problem may be in your registry. Open up "regedit" and go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Once in the Desktop Registry folder (not in any of the sub folders) look for the value:


The value is based on time in seconds. So for 8 mins it should be 480

If it's not, set the correct value and see if that makes a difference. After you fix it I suggest cleaning the registry with a tool like Ccleaner or Glary

Furthermore, if you are on a laptop be sure to check your power settings to make sure they're not conflicting with the screen saver.

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Hi Mr. X, Thanks for your support. It worked. :) – Kamaljeet Kumar Dec 8 '11 at 5:10
Glad I could help out! – Mr.X Dec 8 '11 at 5:43

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