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Message 77245 - Posted: 9 Apr 2017, 0:04:29 UTC

My BOINC screensaver isn't working anymore following the windows 10 creators update. Is this happening for anyone else?
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Message 77246 - Posted: 9 Apr 2017, 2:06:13 UTC - in response to Message 77245.  

Does the BOINC screen saver option still appear among the other screen savers?
If so, what happens if you select it from there?
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Message 77247 - Posted: 9 Apr 2017, 8:25:35 UTC

There's a longer thread over at Seti, with a lot more information and questions asked/answers given: https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=81274
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Message 77273 - Posted: 10 Apr 2017, 9:29:44 UTC - in response to Message 77246.  

Hi Les,

The choice is still there. But when the screensaver is meant to start, you see the initial (small) boinc screensaver attempting to start up. However, after about 1 second, the screen returns to normal (without screensaver). It is totally unlocked. To me, it appears as if the screensaver is failing to start.
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Message 77274 - Posted: 10 Apr 2017, 9:38:53 UTC - in response to Message 77247.  

Thanks for that. I have those same symptoms.

Now if only there was a fix.....
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Message 77341 - Posted: 12 Apr 2017, 9:23:32 UTC - in response to Message 77245.  

Mine too on both Desktop and Laptop. Windows 10 Anniversary Update on both
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Message 77342 - Posted: 12 Apr 2017, 9:50:38 UTC - in response to Message 77341.  

Microsoft advises for software that doesn't work or that closes without a reason, to roll back to the Anniversary Edition and try again at a later time.
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Message 77408 - Posted: 17 Apr 2017, 21:58:38 UTC - in response to Message 77245.  

Yes, same problem with creaters update.
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Message 77494 - Posted: 20 Apr 2017, 0:34:43 UTC

Tried system restore to before update.No help. Is this thread moderated? Is Boinc working on this? Newbie here.
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Message 77497 - Posted: 20 Apr 2017, 7:53:36 UTC - in response to Message 77494.  

Is this thread moderated? Is Boinc working on this?

See issue #1859.

And what I said at Seti:
I wouldn't expect a new version anytime soon, as no one has picked it up yet. Remember that the days of old of three dedicated BOINC developers are gone and that development is now done by the BOINC community. Unless a Windows code guru checks into what Microsoft changed and how that specifically affects the BOINC screen saver, it won't be fixed overnight.

You may have better luck reporting this to Microsoft, which no one with this problem has done yet.
Everyone expects BOINC to fix a thing that Microsoft broke. May I remind everyone that this same one screen saver works in every version of Windows XP up to Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, and that the only one where it doesn't work is the Creators Edition? So who should in reality fix that then?
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