screensaver not admin

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I'm using windows xp pro sp2 at home and can't seem to change any settings to
my screensavers when i'm not logged on under the admin. There are 4 other
people without admin rights on this computer and they can't change the
settings to certain screensavers. One screensaver has pictures that work
under admin but don't show up under limited users. Another screensaver only
plays music that came with saver under admin not limited. Any help would be
appreciated. I did try a tweak at" kelly-korner", but it did not help.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    You can change the screensavers within each account but not from one to
    the other. Each user can adjust them to their preferences if you have given
    them the rights. Users can use passwords in their screensaver settings. Go
    to:
    Start>Control Panel>User Accounts>User Account Types

    "Poof" wrote:

    > I'm using windows xp pro sp2 at home and can't seem to change any settings to
    > my screensavers when i'm not logged on under the admin. There are 4 other
    > people without admin rights on this computer and they can't change the
    > settings to certain screensavers. One screensaver has pictures that work
    > under admin but don't show up under limited users. Another screensaver only
    > plays music that came with saver under admin not limited. Any help would be
    > appreciated. I did try a tweak at" kelly-korner", but it did not help.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    in order to give them rights, do I have to make their accounts admin?, which
    I don't want to do . When they change screensavers in their own accounts some
    don't work, only for the admin.
    "Byte" wrote:

    > You can change the screensavers within each account but not from one to
    > the other. Each user can adjust them to their preferences if you have given
    > them the rights. Users can use passwords in their screensaver settings. Go
    > to:
    > Start>Control Panel>User Accounts>User Account Types
    >
    > "Poof" wrote:
    >
    > > I'm using windows xp pro sp2 at home and can't seem to change any settings to
    > > my screensavers when i'm not logged on under the admin. There are 4 other
    > > people without admin rights on this computer and they can't change the
    > > settings to certain screensavers. One screensaver has pictures that work
    > > under admin but don't show up under limited users. Another screensaver only
    > > plays music that came with saver under admin not limited. Any help would be
    > > appreciated. I did try a tweak at" kelly-korner", but it did not help.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Are these third party screensavers?

    --
    Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    "Poof" <Poof@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:ABDEB752-1E4F-4651-AE86-41C0D1A623C1@microsoft.com...
    > I'm using windows xp pro sp2 at home and can't seem to change any settings
    > to
    > my screensavers when i'm not logged on under the admin. There are 4 other
    > people without admin rights on this computer and they can't change the
    > settings to certain screensavers. One screensaver has pictures that work
    > under admin but don't show up under limited users. Another screensaver
    > only
    > plays music that came with saver under admin not limited. Any help would
    > be
    > appreciated. I did try a tweak at" kelly-korner", but it did not help.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    You can change your group policy (start-run and type "gpedit.msc") to allow
    users to change settings like screensavers.

    -Adam.D

    "Poof" wrote:

    > I'm using windows xp pro sp2 at home and can't seem to change any settings to
    > my screensavers when i'm not logged on under the admin. There are 4 other
    > people without admin rights on this computer and they can't change the
    > settings to certain screensavers. One screensaver has pictures that work
    > under admin but don't show up under limited users. Another screensaver only
    > plays music that came with saver under admin not limited. Any help would be
    > appreciated. I did try a tweak at" kelly-korner", but it did not help.
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Also, you will have to be logged in as an administrator to make those changes
    I mentioned before.

    "Poof" wrote:

    > I'm using windows xp pro sp2 at home and can't seem to change any settings to
    > my screensavers when i'm not logged on under the admin. There are 4 other
    > people without admin rights on this computer and they can't change the
    > settings to certain screensavers. One screensaver has pictures that work
    > under admin but don't show up under limited users. Another screensaver only
    > plays music that came with saver under admin not limited. Any help would be
    > appreciated. I did try a tweak at" kelly-korner", but it did not help.
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