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Article ID: 227643 - Last Review: December 27, 2014 - Revision: 3.1

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After you upgrade your Microsoft Windows 98-based computer to Windows 2000, your Active Channel screen savers may not work properly, or at all.


This problem occurs because only the default channel screen saver setting is migrated during Windows 2000 Setup.


To work around this problem, reconfigure the Active Channel screen saver to use your customized settings:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Display.
  2. Click the Screen Saver tab, click the Channel Screen Saver in the Screen Saver box, and then click Settings.
  3. Click to select the desired channel screen savers in the Channels box, click OK, and then click OK.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000.


For related information, please see the following Microsoft Web site: (

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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