Windows Vista is a big improvement from Windows XP in every way. If you love the Windows Vista screen savers and are using Windows XP, why don’t you get Vista screen savers in your operating system too? Thanks to Rafael and JoeJoe for porting the screensavers to work with Windows XP and even Windows 2000.
The screensaver pack includes Aurora (which shows the Aurora Borealis effect that is visible over the north pole), Bubbles (a set of soap bubbles that bounce), Mistify (showing 3D coloured lines and shapes), and Ribbons (colourful ribbon like traces).
Here are the step by step instructions to install the screensaver. First download the screensaver pack and extract it. Once you are done extracting, copy them to C:\Windows\system32 folder. You can also right-click on each screensaver and select Install.
If you want to customize the settings of these screensavers, the instructions are given in the text file attached to each screen saver. But be careful since it requires you to edit some registry keys which can be dangerous if you are not an experienced user.
So what types of customizations can you do? Different screen savers can be customized in different ways. If you have multiple monitors setup, you can enable the Bubbles screensaver to span out to all of them, set speed, and also change the density and radius of the bubbles. For Aurora, you can set the speed, number of layers, and amplitude. For Ribbons, you can change the width, numbers, and enable multiple monitor spanning.
According to the developers, these screen savers work perfectly in Windows XP Service Pack 3.
Download Vista Screensaver Ported to XP