Screen Savers

In ancient times when computer interfaces were text and computer storage could be measured in kilobytes there was a serious problem with people's computers. If people were working on something and left it on the computer monitor when they left the room it would burn an annoying outline of whatever they were working on into the monitor for the rest of eternity, and no one wants that!

The solution? Screensavers! These were programs that people made which would run silently in the background on your computer and when it notices your PC has been idle for a certain amount of time would start displaying a moving graphic on the screen to prevent any still image from burning into your monitor.

Eventually Microsoft saw the usefulness of these programs and starting with the release of Windows 3.1 every copy of Windows came with a collection of fancy animated screensavers at your fingertips. Now over time as times began to change Microsoft started slowly removing these classic screensavers of our childhood and replacing them with fancier and less cool ones.

The purpose of this webpage is to preserve all the cool old screensavers we grew up with on the early versions of Windows so you can again relive the awesomeness of these screen savers on your PC!

3D FlowerBox

Fancy transforming geometric shapes spinning and bouncing around your screen
(Originally from Windows 98)


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(44,542 bytes)

3D Flying Objects (98)

Choose between many different animated objects to fly around your screen, including a Windows 98 Logo, textured flag and splash. (Originally from Windows 98)


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(99,718 bytes)

3D Flying Objects (XP)

Choose between many different animated objects to fly around your screen, including a Windows XP Logo, textured flag and splash. (Originally from Windows XP)


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(364,870 bytes)

3D Maze

Wolfenstein 3D-style raycaster maze. NOTE: Has rendering glitches in Windows NT
(Originally from Windows 98)


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(251,787 bytes)

3D Pipes

Draws pipes around the screen in multiple directions and colors
(Originally from Windows 98)


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(65,866 bytes)

3D Text

Funky color changing bouncing text of your choice
(Originally from Windows 98)


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(61,294 bytes)

Beziers

Draws groups of lines in weird and cool shapes that wrap through each other as it moves (Originally from Windows 95)


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(10,717 bytes)

Blank Screen

Displaying a blank screen of emptiness since 1995
(Originally from Windows 95)


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(4,463 bytes)

Flying Windows

Just like the startfield simulation but with Windows logos instead of stars
(Originally from Windows 95)


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(7,380 bytes)

Marquee

Scrolling text of your choice in whatever style/font/color you want!
(Originally from Windows 95)


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(8,839 bytes)

Mystify Your Mind

Draws outlines of shapeshifting polygons on the screen in a mystical way
(Originally from Windows 95)


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(9,682 bytes)

Starfield Simulation

Simulates the feel of space travel as hundreds of stars zoom past
(Originally from Windows 95)


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(7,512 bytes)