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Reset the Screen Saver Password (Windows 95/98/Me)

If you have misplaced your Windows screen saver password you can reset it by using this tweak.

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
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Open your registry and find the key below.

Delete the value "ScreenSave_Data" to reset the password.

The change should become effective immediately.

Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
Value Name: ScreenSave_Data
Data Type: REG_BINARY (Binary Value)
Value Data: Encoded Password

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: July 25, 2002