Change Screen Saver Settings Greyed out in Windows 10

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Windows 10 can sometimes give you screen saver options greyed due to a group policy setting that is disabling your screen saver .

To change these settings you need to follow some basic steps .

There are two methods to do this .

First method is :

1. Press Start and type in search box RUN or press Windows key + R to open the Run box. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter.
2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization
3. In the right pane, locate the following two policies: Enable screen saver and Password protect the screen saver
4. Double-click on each policy to modify, set both of them to Not Configured. Click Apply and then OK.
5. Reboot your computer and you should be able to change the screen saver settings.

The other method is :

1. Press Start and type in search box RUN or press Windows key + R to open the Run box. Type regedit and press Enter.
2. In the left pane of Registry Editor, navigate to the following key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop
3. Delete both ScreenSaveActive and ScreenSaverIsSecure in the right pane. Reboot your computer and the screen saver settings should be editable from now on.

Good luck

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