Aquarium screensaver not available in Ultimate

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Hopmere

I recently puchased a laptop with Vista Ultimate and upgraded my desktop to
Vista Home premium. I noticed that the aquarium screensaver is not available
as an option in Ultimate, but is available in Home Premium. Can anybody tell
me how I can enable the aquarium screensaver in Ultimate? Thanks.
 

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RalfG

Home Premium is a downgrade from Ultimate. There's no such screensaver in my
retail Home Premium.

Was your original Vista preinstalled on an OEM computer? I suspect the
aquarium screensaver was something that the computer manufacturer might have
added to the software bundle. HP always added little extras like that to
their systems but you wouldn't get them with the plain-vanilla retail OS
versions.


"Hopmere" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I recently puchased a laptop with Vista Ultimate and upgraded my desktop to
> Vista Home premium. I noticed that the aquarium screensaver is not
> available
> as an option in Ultimate, but is available in Home Premium. Can anybody
> tell
> me how I can enable the aquarium screensaver in Ultimate? Thanks.
 

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Rick Rogers

Hi,

The aquarium screensaver was provided by the desktop manufacturer, it is not
one of the standard Vista offerings (any version).

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"Hopmere" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I recently puchased a laptop with Vista Ultimate and upgraded my desktop to
> Vista Home premium. I noticed that the aquarium screensaver is not
> available
> as an option in Ultimate, but is available in Home Premium. Can anybody
> tell
> me how I can enable the aquarium screensaver in Ultimate? Thanks.
 

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D

Dave

The OP may be talking about wpgldfsh.scr, which I believe was included with
the Windows Digital Media Enhancements... I had it on my XP MCE, along with
davinci.scr
mypixdx.scr
nature.scr
space.scr

they work fine on Vista.


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"Rick Rogers" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:#[email protected]

> Hi,
>
> The aquarium screensaver was provided by the desktop manufacturer, it is
> not one of the standard Vista offerings (any version).
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>
> "Hopmere" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

>>I recently puchased a laptop with Vista Ultimate and upgraded my desktop
>>to
>> Vista Home premium. I noticed that the aquarium screensaver is not
>> available
>> as an option in Ultimate, but is available in Home Premium. Can anybody
>> tell
>> me how I can enable the aquarium screensaver in Ultimate? Thanks.
>
 

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H

Hopmere

The screensaver was on the upgrade disk from HP/Microsoft for my desktop, but
the Sony laptop with the OEM Vista Ultimate OS does not have it. Does that
make sense?

"Rick Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> The aquarium screensaver was provided by the desktop manufacturer, it is not
> one of the standard Vista offerings (any version).
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>
> "Hopmere" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

> >I recently puchased a laptop with Vista Ultimate and upgraded my desktop to
> > Vista Home premium. I noticed that the aquarium screensaver is not
> > available
> > as an option in Ultimate, but is available in Home Premium. Can anybody
> > tell
> > me how I can enable the aquarium screensaver in Ultimate? Thanks.
>
>
 

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R

Rick Rogers

Hi,

Sure it does, you upgraded with a manufacturer supplied disk. They (HP and
others) often add software to thier versions.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"Hopmere" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> The screensaver was on the upgrade disk from HP/Microsoft for my desktop,
> but
> the Sony laptop with the OEM Vista Ultimate OS does not have it. Does that
> make sense?
>
> "Rick Rogers" wrote:
>

>> Hi,
>>
>> The aquarium screensaver was provided by the desktop manufacturer, it is
>> not
>> one of the standard Vista offerings (any version).
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>>
>> "Hopmere" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]

>> >I recently puchased a laptop with Vista Ultimate and upgraded my desktop
>> >to
>> > Vista Home premium. I noticed that the aquarium screensaver is not
>> > available
>> > as an option in Ultimate, but is available in Home Premium. Can anybody
>> > tell
>> > me how I can enable the aquarium screensaver in Ultimate? Thanks.
>>
>>
 

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R

RalfG

It's typical for HP in particular to include some of the extra software that
you would normally only get by buying MS Plus!. As I recall HP included the
salt water aquarium screen saver on my Windows ME PC and the goldfish
aquarium with my XP Media Center Edition PC. Both of those screensavers
happen to be 3rd party products that you can buy individually.

Current version and downloadable demo here:

http://www.serenescreen.com/product/maquarium25/index.php?ref=prolific

MS had 'light' versions of the same screensavers included in some editions
of MS Plus!. The full commercial versions give you more options.


"Rick Rogers" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> Hi,
>
> Sure it does, you upgraded with a manufacturer supplied disk. They (HP and
> others) often add software to thier versions.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>
> "Hopmere" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

>> The screensaver was on the upgrade disk from HP/Microsoft for my desktop,
>> but
>> the Sony laptop with the OEM Vista Ultimate OS does not have it. Does
>> that
>> make sense?
>>
>> "Rick Rogers" wrote:
>>

>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> The aquarium screensaver was provided by the desktop manufacturer, it is
>>> not
>>> one of the standard Vista offerings (any version).
>>>
>>> --
>>> Best of Luck,
>>>
>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>>>
>>> "Hopmere" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>> >I recently puchased a laptop with Vista Ultimate and upgraded my
>>> >desktop to
>>> > Vista Home premium. I noticed that the aquarium screensaver is not
>>> > available
>>> > as an option in Ultimate, but is available in Home Premium. Can
>>> > anybody
>>> > tell
>>> > me how I can enable the aquarium screensaver in Ultimate? Thanks.
>>>
>>>
>
 

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