There might be instances when you want computer users not to be able to modify the screen saver. You may have PCs in a small business environment and want to make sure your workers don’t put offensive photos or text for the screen saver. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to block Windows users from changing Screen Saver in Windows 10.

Block Windows users from changing Screen Saver in Windows 10

To block Windows users from changing Screen Saver in Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Method#1

Click the Search button. Type Run in the search box and select the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type Regedit in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you click the OK button, the following Registry Editor screen will appear.

Navigate through the following path from the left pane of the screen.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

Right click on the Policies option and select the New -> Key option as the following image is showing.

Rename the newly created key as System as the following image is showing.

After that right click on the System key and select the New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value option as the following image is showing.

Rename this newly created word as NoDispScrSavPage as the following image is showing.

Double click the NoDispScrSavPage option and the following dialogue box will appear.

Enter 1 in the Value data textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Close the Registry Editor screen. The changes will be applied immediately, there is no need to restart the PC or Windows.

Method#2

Click the Search button. Type Run in the search box and select the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Write gpedit.msc in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you click the OK button, the Local Group Policy Editor screen will appear like this.

Navigate through the following path from the left side of the screen.

User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Personalization

As you click the Personalization option from the left pane of the screen, the right pane will show some options. Double click the Prevent changing screen saver option as highlighted in the above image. The following dialogue box will appear.

Select the Enabled radio button. After that click the Apply and then OK button as highlighted in the above image. Close the Local Group Policy Editor screen. There is no need to restart the PC or Windows as changes will be applied immediately.

Conclusion

By following these procedures, you will be able to block Windows users from changing Screen Saver in Windows 10.

How to block Windows users from changing Screen Saver in Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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