Software & Apps Windows How to Change Screen Savers on Windows 10, 8 and 7 Learn how to set new images to your PC's screensaver by Christina Wood Writer Christina Wood has been covering technology for 15+ years. She has contributed to Family Circle, PC World, PC Magazine, CIO, Yahoo and many other publications. our editorial process LinkedIn Christina Wood Updated on November 15, 2020 Windows The Ultimate Laptop Buying Guide Tweet Share Email While screen savers aren't necessary anymore because monitors have advanced well beyond the need for them, they're still a fun way to turn your monitor into an art display or add some security to your computer. Here's how to set the screen saver on Windows 10, 8, and 7. How to Set the Windows 10 Screen Saver Right-click the Start menu, then select Search. Type screen saver into the search field that appears, then select Change screen saver. This will bring up the Screen Saver Setting dialogue box. Use the drop-down menu to choose the screen saver you like. To preview them, select Preview. You can also determine how long Windows should wait before engaging the screen saver, as well as set the screen saver to demand your log-in credentials before it will disengage. If you want more privacy and security, select On resume, display log in screen. Select OK. How to Change Screen Saver to Use Your Own Photos Windows comes with a selection of beautiful screen savers, but one of them, the Photos Screen Saver, lets you display your photos on your monitor when you aren't using your computer. Using Windows Search, search for screen saver, then select Change screen saver. This will bring up the Screen Saver Setting dialogue box. Using the drop-down menu, select Photos. Click Browse and navigate to the folder containing the pictures you want to use. Select Shuffle photos if you don't want your photos to always in the same order. You can also dictate how quickly the photos change. Select Save > OK. How to Change the Screen Saver on Windows 7 and 8 Not much has changed in the Windows Screen Saver settings in the last three versions of Windows, but you have to do so using the Control Panel. To change the Windows 7 and 8 screen saver, open Control Panel, then select Appearance and Personalization > Personalization > Screen Saver. From there, follow the same directions as for Windows 10.