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 FAQ


A screen saver download link isn't working.

The screen saver isn't working.

How can a screen saver be uninstalled?

The Screen saver can't find the DLL file.

The computer is trying to open a screen saver directly, without saving it on the hard drive.

How do Windows 3.1 screen savers react to a Windows 95 computer?

How do Windows 3.x and Windows 95/98 screen savers react under Windows NT?

What does Shareware mean?

How much does it cost to download screen savers from screensaver-network.com?

Are the screen savers on screensaver-network.com virus free?

Why are there so few screen savers for other operating systems such as Mac, Linux or OS/2 available on screensaver-network.com?

 

A screen saver download link isn't working.

 

It may be that the URL (internet address) of the screen saver has changed. Should this be the case, we'd really appreciate an e-mail to let us know. Then, if we can, we'll fix the mistake ASAP.

Sometimes the servers become overloaded when there is a really popular screen saver everybody wants to have. Unfortunately we can't do anything about that.

The screen saver isn't working.

 

Because problems with screen savers can result from so many different causes, it's impossible to make generalizations on this subject.

In the case that you run into problems already during installation (Installation Information), a bit error has most likely occurred during the download.

If, with a second try at downloading, the problem occurs again, the reason may be that your system doesn't have the prerequisites necessary for a successful, download (for example, a 3D card - see screen saver description).

Of course we do our best to answer individual questions concerning specific screen savers, but the producer is generally the best source of information. You can reach them over the homepage link located on each screen saver page.

How can a screen saver be uninstalled?

 

There are many ways to uninstall.

Generally, all screen savers can be removed from the screen saver list by simple deleting the appropriate *.scr file (this file usually includes the name of the screen saver). The *.scr file can usually be found in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system file.

This doesn't usually delete all components of the screen saver, and some files and entries which are invisible to the user may still be there.

Some screen savers have an uninstall function. This can be activated either in the screen saver file (under Start/Program, when available) or by doing a new Setup. Of course you can also delete a screensaver by clicking on the Windows icon "Software". In order to do this, you must open Start/Menu/Setup/Controlpanel/Software. The choose the screen saver entry in the list of installed programs. Click on the "Add/Delete" button.

If your screen saver doesn't offer you the last step, the best and easiest way to delete it is to simply delete the *.scr file.

The Screen saver can't find the DLL file.

 

Some savers require DLL files, which are not included in Windows. Exactly which DLL those are should be listed in the error message. These files can, however, be downloaded from the Internet. Here is one of the many addresses you can check out:

www.softseek.com
(We have not tested the contents of this site).

 

The computer is trying to open a screen saver directly, without saving it on the hard drive.

 

This problem is a common one for Netscape users.

In order for the system to request a specific file format before you begin downloading (for example, a *.ZIP file), you must first adjust the parameters in Netscape.

To do this, choose the option Preferences in menu Edit (only in Netscape). Click on the category Navigator and then on Applications. In the List that opens up, you must mark the appropriate application (ZIP Compressed Data) and then click Edit. Then a Dialog Box opens up, in which you will see the control button "Ask me before opening downloaded files of this type". This control button must be activated.

How do Windows 3.1 screen savers react to a Windows 95 computer?

 

Microsoft guarantees the upward compatibility of its products, which means that Windows 3.1 screen savers will run on Windows 95/98 computers. However, it doesn't work the other way around; a screen saver programmed for Windows 95 will not run under Windows 3.x.

How do Windows 3.x and Windows 95/98 screen savers react under Windows NT?

 

These screensavers usually run without any problems under Windows NT. Some interactive screen savers, however, don't have full functionality under Windows NT. Problems can also occur when screen savers which work with DirectX are run on Windows NT.

What does Shareware mean?

 

Shareware generally means that this particular software can be tested before you decide to buy it. There are many different types of shareware screen savers.

One type of shareware screen saver is a free trial version of the actual screen saver. This trial version contains only part of the full version, but has no limits on its use. When registering for the program, either a download of the full version will be available, or the trial version will transform into the full version once a specific code is entered.

Other producers offer the full version for a certain amount of time for free (a demo version), but after this specific time, the program will not work without being registered.

How much does it cost to download screen savers from screensaver-network.com?

 

All downloads on screensaver-network.com are free.

Most of the screen savers are Freeware, which means the programs are usually free of charge.

Some screen savers are shareware programs, which means you download a free trial version, but must pay for the full version, which is available on the homepage of the producer of the screen saver.

Are the screen savers on screensaver-network.com virus free?

 

We use extreme caution when choosing downloads, and do a virus check before making them available. Besides that, we also try to have a direct link to the homepage of the producer of each screen saver.

Why are there so few screen savers for other operating systems such as Mac, Linux or OS/2 available on screensaver-network.com?

 

Unfortunately only very few screen savers are programmed for other operating systems. Therefore, screensaver-network.com can only offer a limited supply of screen savers for these systems.