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From Me to XP: Where'd it go?


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This isn't a major issue, but when my machine was Windows Me in the Themes I had access to the Mystery.scr as part of the Mystery theme. My family thought it was cool: Haunted house, moving full moon, hooting owls, creaky doors and boards. Now, after what I believe to be an extremely smooth upgrade I can't seem to get all the things that were here to still work or function; especially as we approach Halloween, I want to use the Mystery Screensaver, and it's... it's... GONE! :blink:

Ideas and help are graciously welcome! :whistling:
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did you have Plus for ME or just Plus ...i had Plus for xp...but i don't recall if there were different versions...i can't find the info on the Plus site either ( http://www.microsoft...us/PlusHome.asp ) you may need to try to reinstall Plus! or if you can still find the packaging..see if it says "for ME only" or something to that effect...
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It was Plus!, but was included with the Me version. I had the same problem @ the Me site too... It seemed like they want me to purchase software I'm already licensed for under the older version of Windows. Wouldn't that transfer?
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technically no if there are actually different versions....if there was an ME specific version (probably was) then it won't work with xp...as with m ost things designed for ME
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After looking hard, I discovered Mystery.scr was still in my machine! The XP install renamed it mystery.scr.disabled and stored it in c:\windows\system\ of all places.

I copied it to the system32 folder, renamed it, (removed the .disabled tag), and it was then readable in my properties menu. But, when I select it, I only get a blank screen. Is there a remedy?
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there's probablly a reason why XP disabled it...if it's not a compatable screen saver...it won't work...as i said before....the version of Plus! for ME MAY not be compatible with XP...you may have to shell out the 14bucks for the new version
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Yeah, you're right! Y'a can't say I didn't try though... I guess I'm just cheap. :whistling:
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