If you have transformed your Windows Vista into Windows 7 using our “Mega Guide: Transform Vista into Windows7” and thinking about the missing Windows 7 screensaver, then this guide is for you.
By following this guide, you will be able to get the Windows 7 screen saver in Vista. Jeremyddual from Deviantart has come up with an excellent screensaver that resembles Windows 7 screensaver. Though the steps are not easy for the novice PC users, you can still do it easily with little care.
Instructions to get Windows 7 screensaver in Vista
Step 1: Navigate to C:\Windows\Branding\ShellBrd and take the ownership of Shellbrd.dll file.
Step 2: Once you took the permission, just rename it as Shellbrd2.dll.
Step 3: Now, download the new Shellbrd.dll file from here.
Step 4: Paste the new Shellbrd.dll file into C:\Windows\Branding\ShellBrd folder.
Step 5: Now, go back to the Screensaver option and activate the new Windows 7 screensaver. Note that you have replaced the old Windows Logo screensaver with the Windows 7 one. So, you won’t get additional screensaver option. Select and activate Windows Logo screensaver to get the new Windows 7 screensaver.
How to revert to the old Vista screensaver?
So, if you want to go back to Windows Vista screensaver, then use the following instructions:
Step 1: Deactivate the Screensaver which you had activated.
Step 2: Go to C:\Windows\Branding\ShellBrd folder and delete or rename Shellbrd.dll as Shellbrdold.dll and rename Shellbrd2.dll as Shellbrd.dll (of course, you need to take ownership).
Step 3: You are back to the Windows Vista screensaver.