How to Install My Aquarium Screensaver From Windows XP

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My Aquarium is the name of a free screen saver for Windows. After you install My Aquarium in Windows XP, you'll see a virtual aquarium on your desktop, giving you a pleasant scene when the computer is idle. Install My Aquarium if you are looking for a screen saver with more variety than the default screen savers included with Windows XP.

  • Browse to the download page for the My Aquarium screen saver at http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Screensavers/My-Aquarium.shtml. Click the "Download" button near the top of the page.

  • Click the link for the Softpedia mirror that geographically closest to you. A download window will open. Save the file to the desktop. Double click the file to use the built-in ZIP extraction feature of Windows XP, or use your own compression software, such as WinZIP or WinRAR to extract the archive to its own folder.

  • Double click "saver.exe" to begin installing the screen saver.

  • Place a check in the box labeled "Set as Windows Default Screen Saver" and "Open Display Properties After Installation." If you would like a Start menu or desktop shortcut for the program, check the "Create a Start Menu Entry" and "Create a Desktop Icon" boxes. Click "Next" and then click "Finish." The "Display Properties" window will open when the installation is complete.

  • Make sure that "FlashWanted" is displayed under "Screen Saver." Then use the box next to "Wait" to set the number of minutes that Windows should wait before displaying the screen saver. Click "OK." Windows will display the screen saver after the computer has been idle for the number of minutes that you specified.

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