Aurora Screensaver for Windows 7 and Windows 8

Here you can get the Aurora screensaver for Windows 7 and Windows 8. It was shipped with Windows Vista but was removed in Windows 7 and 8.

Download the file at link below, extract it and run.
It contains the Aurora screensaver for 32bit and 64bit Windows versions. Use appropriate file.
Note that exe file is nothing more than just handy GUI for file copy operation. The source code of installer is provided at the end of this article.


The source code of the installer, NSIS:
!include "x64.nsh"
!include "MUI2.nsh"

SetCompressor /SOLID lzma

!define PRODUCT_NAME "Aurora Screensaver for Windows 7 and 8"
!define MUI_ABORTWARNING

!define MUI_HEADER_TRANSPARENT_TEXT
!define MUI_WELCOMEPAGE_TITLE_3LINES
!define MUI_FINISHPAGE_TITLE_3LINES

!insertmacro MUI_PAGE_WELCOME
;!insertmacro MUI_PAGE_DIRECTORY
!insertmacro MUI_PAGE_INSTFILES
!insertmacro MUI_PAGE_FINISH
!insertmacro MUI_LANGUAGE "English"

SetCompress Off
Name "${PRODUCT_NAME}"
InstallDir "$WINDIR"
OutFile "aurora_x64_64bit.exe"

Section "${PRODUCT_NAME}" SEC01
SectionIn RO
    ${If} ${RunningX64}
        ${DisableX64FSRedirection}
        SetOutPath "$WINDIR"
        File /r "x64\*.*"
     ${EndIf}    
SectionEnd    

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Comments

  1. xaml
    26 Jan 14

    Sergey, you should try out this screensaver with the "Screensaver Tweaker" and set the speed to virtually anything. Try it, I will not spoil what will happen. But you might want to have a look at how they interact. For example on Windows 8.1.

  2. Sergey
    27 Jan 14

    I see.
    The Speed value broke it completely.
    I will look what can be cause of this.

  3. Sergey
    27 Jan 14

    Checked.
    This is weird, but default Aurora behavior.
    To reduce the speed, you should also reduce the number of layers.

  4. xaml
    28 Jan 14

    Hi, thanks for your prompt replies. I have set both to zero and while it slows the flashback-like scenery down, it also looks pretty terrible, but that might have to do with this device's full HD resolution and the screensaver's age...

  5. xaml
    28 Jan 14

    However, tweaking the settings and performing a "reset" seems to restore normal functionality!

  6. xaml
    28 Jan 14

    Speed aside, it would be great if there was an enhanced version for screens with bigger resolutions. Is that feasible?

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