Microsoft KB Archive/174442

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All Users Have the Same Screen Saver


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 95


When you are using user profiles in Windows 95, all users on a Windows 95-based computer may have the same screen saver.


The screen saver is called from the System.ini file. This file is global to all users on the same Windows 95-based computer.


Using the System.ini file to store the screen saver choice is by design to remain compatible with older third-party screen saver programs. If separate screen savers are required, you may want to consider using Microsoft Windows NT. In Windows NT, all screen saver information is saved in the registry, and is unique to each user.


Although the screen saver is called from the System.ini file, individual settings for the screen saver are stored in the registry. Each user can control how the screen saver works during his or her logon session.

Keywords : kbtool kbui win95
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Technology : kbWin95search kbWin95

Last Reviewed: December 15, 2000
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