For those of you that have Microsoft wireless desktop hardware devices such as a mouse or keyboard (in USB mode) who have had issues with screensavers not enabling, there is now an update to address this issue. My contact at Microsoft reported the following to me:
If you have your 27 Mhz wireless device connected to the system when you go to Windows Update, it will give you a HID update that corrects the problem where the screen savers don’t work with our 27 Mhz wireless products plugged in. This will fix it on both Vista and XP.
You will see this on Windows/Microsoft Update in the 'Hardware, Optional' category if you have your Microsoft 27Mhz Wireless device plugged into the USB port (27Mhz wireless devices basically mean any keyboard/mouse product that doesn't use Bluetooth). It will show up as 'HID Non-User Input Data Filter' from Microsoft.
For those of you who are wondering, the update consists of four files.
- NuidFltr.sys (v 220.127.116.11)
- WdfCoInstaller01005.dll (v 1.5.6000.0)
Hopefully this update will fix the issues that some of you have been having.
More details about this update can be found in the resolution section of the following KB article.
The screen saver does not start after you install the Wireless Optical Desktop device (KB913405)
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