Thursday, 9 August 2007

How to install Vista bubble screen saver in Win XP

From Softpedia and Joejoe , you can download four new Microsoft official Vista screen saver ported to Windows XP. All these new screen saver look very modernized. But my favourite is bubble, because it doesn't change the desktop background when it's running.



BtN's tips : I'm really wonder why Softpedia and original author didn't pack installation instruction. Those of you who don't know what to do with downloaded file, extract it to C:WindowsSystem32. And you can choose that extract screen saver in Desktop-->> (Right Click) Properties --->>> Screen Saver Menu. But Settings will not be working, you need to edit registry as in the readme included with download. For most of us, no need to bother about changing the setting unless we really want to mess with registry.

20 comments:

  1. I love the directions. The only thing is how do I get to that screensaver? I clicked both softpedia and joejoe links and only got the other three. Any help for me?

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  2. after you download the file, you'll see all 4 vista screensaver in the rar file. You can extract it to the windowssystem32

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  3. when i download theres nowhere that is says extract and when i click on it it brings up a screen with a bunch of weird writing what should i do

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  4. The file you download is rar file. You need to use winrar from www.rarlab.com to extract. Download winrar first and then follow the instructions. Hope it helps.

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  5. ummmmm i dont understand the read me... i duno what its tellin me to do to the registy to show the background instead of the black background u get when u dont change the registry

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  6. you don't need to touch registry to install bubble screensaver to working as in screenshot.

    Just download the file. Extract bubble.scr to system32 folder. That's it!

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  7. I have downloaded it and followed the instructions above, but it doesn't appear in the screen saver menu:(

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  8. Ok i have downloaded the screen saver and it works, but i get a blank background instead of the one i have on my desktop..any tips?

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  9. @Corina, I would suggest you to restart your computer and try again. Look out for the extra windows open in the taskbar too. Sometimes, screensaver don't come out on top.

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  10. it wont extract!! it keeps on saying:
    ! Ribbonsribbons.scr: The file "Ribbonsribbons.scr" header is corrupt
    ! C:Documents and SettingsTian CrauseDesktop4.rar: Unknown method in Ribbonsribbons.scr
    ! RibbonsSettingsREAD.txt: The file "RibbonsSettingsREAD.txt" header is corrupt
    ! C:Documents and SettingsTian CrauseDesktop4.rar: Unknown method in RibbonsSettingsREAD.txt
    ! Ribbons: The file "Ribbons" header is corrupt
    ! MystifyMystify.scr: The file "MystifyMystify.scr" header is corrupt
    ! C:Documents and SettingsTian CrauseDesktop4.rar: Unknown method in MystifyMystify.scr
    ! Mystify: The file "Mystify" header is corrupt
    ! Auroraaurora.scr: The file "Auroraaurora.scr" header is corrupt
    ! C:Documents and SettingsTian CrauseDesktop4.rar: Unknown method in Auroraaurora.scr
    ! AuroraSettingsREAD.txt: The file "AuroraSettingsREAD.txt" header is corrupt
    ! C:Documents and SettingsTian CrauseDesktop4.rar: Unknown method in AuroraSettingsREAD.txt
    ! Aurora: The file "Aurora" header is corrupt
    ! Bubblesbubbles.scr: The file "Bubblesbubbles.scr" header is corrupt
    ! C:Documents and SettingsTian CrauseDesktop4.rar: Unknown method in Bubblesbubbles.scr
    ! BubblesSettingsREAD.txt: The file "BubblesSettingsREAD.txt" header is corrupt
    ! C:Documents and SettingsTian CrauseDesktop4.rar: Unknown method in BubblesSettingsREAD.txt
    ! Bubbles: The file "Bubbles" header is corrupt

    wat does this mean and wat can i do? please help

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  11. that means your downloaded file is corrupted. just redownload again.

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  12. It works just fine.. I've converted my XP into Vista UI using Vista Transformation pack six and this almost completes the look (could not get a good glass aero taskbar yet), I extracted the file to my docs and right clicked install(Bubble is also my favorite) and it works just fine

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  13. I have already extracted the files to system32 but when I go to screensavers under display settings, they dont seem to be there. The screensavers dont show on the menu drop down list.

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  14. i want the bubble screensaver but have no idea where to find it or how to download it..

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  15. @bubblesae

    which part of the instructions that you don't understand?

    @car4jay

    are you sure u've extracted to system32? you can try extract on the desktop and then manually copy the file to system32 and then check again in the screensaver list.

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  16. After downloading the file (packed in .rar) DONT DIRECTLY EXTRACT TO C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32. it will automatically make 4 new directory in SYSTEM32. Just extract to (for example) D: drive. then find the .SCR files in these directory: D:BUBBLES D:MYSTIFY D:AURORA D:RIBBONS and copy the .scr files ONE BY ONE to C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32

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  17. There is a software flowbubbles screensaver, can install itself in winxp and even win98.

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  18. Hi Jason,
    The post is a real help for me. I got this post from Google search for Bubbles Screensaver and it was for my Windows XP and I have setup this.. Thanks a lot...

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  19. Okey...It works perfectly....thanks you very much !

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  20. I know there is many computer can not run vista bubbles with there xp system. In this case, you can search for flowbubbles screensaver.

    flowbubbles screensaver is better with many powerful options to set.

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