System requirements (minimum)
Any PC that adequately runs a 32-bit version of Microsoft Windows operating
system (Windows95, Windows98 or Windows NT).* Windows95, WindowsNT
and Windows98 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
At least 6 megabytes of storage available on the hard drive where the
operating system is installed. Typically, this would be c:\windows or c:\winnt. The screen saver itself occupies
2 megabytes of space, while the remaining is needed only during software installation and is later freed.
A screen display resolution of 640x480 pixels or greater with at least
256 colors. 24-bit color depth is preferred (16.7 million colors.)
To download a copy of the screen saver software, simply click on the
indicated link at the bottom of this page.
The screen saver installation software is contained in a single, self-extracting
file that is approximately 2.50 megabytes large. Download this file into a temporary storage directory on your
PC. For example: c:\temp or c:\windows\temp.
If you prefer a multi-disk (1.44MB floppy) configuration, contact the
artist for instructions on how to obtain a copy.
After you download the software from this home page, it's easy to install
the screen saver because it uses a special installation program that automates the process.
The first thing you must do is rename the file you downloaded from
this site. Rename the file so that the filename extender becomes .exe. For instance: rename ME100.ZIP to ME100.EXE.
If you don't know how to do this, consult your Microsoft Windows help or manuals.
After you renamed the file, click on the Start button, select
Run, and type in the path and filename of the file you downloaded. If you forgot where the file is, click
on the Browse button to find it. Once the correct filename and path are entered, click on the Ok
The setup program displays licensing and installation notes and does
everything else automatically. Respond to the prompts as they are presented on the screen.
After a successful installation is complete, you may delete the file
you downloaded, since it is no longer needed for the screen saver to work properly.
- Configuring the screen saver
After successfully installing the software onto your PC, you are ready
to select and configure the Maria Elena Art screen saver as your default screen saver on your system.
Click on the Start button on the Windows task bar, select Settings
and Control Panel. Double-click on the Display icon. Click on the Screen Saver tab. Click
on the listbox containing a list of screen savers available to your system. Of those listed, select the one named
MariaElena. Click on Apply button. Click on Ok button. You're done!
Now, the Maria Elena screen saver will activate after the prescribed
period of keyboard or mouse inactivity and will continue to run until a key is pressed or the mouse is moved or
This version of the screen saver allows you to use a password and to
select the number of minutes in the period of inactivity before the screen saver activates. No other settings are
available in this version. For an enhanced version of this software, contact the artist.
- Uninstalling the software
Uninstall the screen saver as you would other software that was installed
using a special installation program. Click on the Start button on the Windows task bar, select Settings
and Control Panel. Double-click on the Add/Remove programs icon. Find and click on the "Maria
Elena's Art Screen saver" entry in the list of programs displayed in the selection box. Click on the Add/Remove
button. Follow the remaining instructions as presented.
Technical support is NOT available for this version of the software.
Please do not contact the artist for technical support, because she will not be able to help you. She did not write
the software and has no answers for you.
However, your suggestions and critiques are welcome and would help to
improve a future version of this software.
For the latest information about this software go to the following Web
This software has been tested on Windows95 (OSR2) and Windows NT 4.0
(SP3) and no significant problems were found in it's operation. It should work on other versions too, including
Windows98, but this is not tested and is not guaranteed.
There are three screens in the screen saver software that are of a promotional
nature, displaying contact information about the artist and a reminder of the software license agreement. These
screens display for a duration of 45 seconds each. All other art image screens display for 15 seconds each. This
is not a bug, but an attempt to give credit to the artist and promote her work