There is a wide range of screen savers included with the Windows 8 package. In addition, it is possible to download screen savers compatible with the Windows 8 operating system from the Internet. Customizing the screen saver using personal pictures saved on the computer is also possible.
Some software companies develop screen savers for purchase or download. The screen savers designed for Windows Vista or Windows XP are also compatible with the Windows 8 operating system. Ensure to use trusted sources when downloading screen savers from the Internet. It is important to download from a trusted website as there is a possibility for screen savers to contain spyware or some malicious software.
To customize a desired personal screen saver, click the Start button and then select the Control Panel. Next, select the Appearance and Personalization option and then click the Personalization option. Select the Screen Saver option. Select Photos in the drop-down list provided.
Click the Settings option and choose the personal videos or pictures desired to be set as the screen saver. Prior to making a final selection, click the Preview button for a quick preview of the screen saver. After making all the changes, click on the Save button. Select the Display Logon Screen check box to add security to the computer.